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The Resource How safe is safe enough? : technological risks, real and perceived, E.E. Lewis

How safe is safe enough? : technological risks, real and perceived, E.E. Lewis

Label
How safe is safe enough? : technological risks, real and perceived
Title
How safe is safe enough?
Title remainder
technological risks, real and perceived
Statement of responsibility
E.E. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen's language, How Safe Is Safe Enough? explores the realities of the risks that technology presents and the public's perceptions of them. E. E. Lewis examines how these perceptions are reconciled with economic interests and risk assessors' analyses in messy and often contentious political processes that determine acceptable levels of safety--levels that often depend more on the perceived nature of the risks than on the number of deaths or injuries that they cause"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, E. E.
Dewey number
363.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA169.7
LC item number
.L49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • System safety
  • Safety factor in engineering
  • Risk assessment
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control
  • Risk assessment
  • Safety factor in engineering
  • System safety
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Errors
  • Safety measures
  • Quality control
  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk perception
Label
How safe is safe enough? : technological risks, real and perceived, E.E. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technologial risk: the past as prologue -- Why things fail: the bathtub curve -- Technology's tradeoffs: the engineers' dilemma -- Finding faults: exposing hidden hazards -- To err is human -- Cultures of safety: and lack thereof -- Risks, response, and regulation -- Hazards on the highway -- Dangers at home and at work -- Man-made disasters: the problem of probability -- Natural disasters: technology's impacts -- Health hazards: foreboding futures -- Toward a safer society
Control code
ocn867765543
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781631440014
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631440014
  • (OCoLC)867765543
Label
How safe is safe enough? : technological risks, real and perceived, E.E. Lewis
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technologial risk: the past as prologue -- Why things fail: the bathtub curve -- Technology's tradeoffs: the engineers' dilemma -- Finding faults: exposing hidden hazards -- To err is human -- Cultures of safety: and lack thereof -- Risks, response, and regulation -- Hazards on the highway -- Dangers at home and at work -- Man-made disasters: the problem of probability -- Natural disasters: technology's impacts -- Health hazards: foreboding futures -- Toward a safer society
Control code
ocn867765543
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781631440014
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631440014
  • (OCoLC)867765543

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