Rethinking Risk and the Precautionary Principle
- Julian Morris, Institute of Economic Affairs
Scientists and policy-makers, health and safety professionals and students.Professionals and academics in public administration and politics.Government and regulatory authorities.
- Published: September 2000
- Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-4683-3
'this book will be of interest to OHS and environmental managers, practitioners and those studying at diploma or degree level for professional qualifications in these fields. If you have never encountered risk other than in the context of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, then this will provide some thought-provoking perspectives.' Safety & Health Practitioner, Feb. 2002 'This is an illuminating expolration of a wide variety of real and imagined risks, and some of the more absurd responses of modern societies to them' Trans IChemE, Vol. 79, July 2001 'The book is strongly recommended to the many undergraduate students of different disciplines whom are now introduced to health and safety, and to the many professionals now faced with such issues. It will help develop a healthy scepticism so necessary for the professional faced with ever increasing political interference, bureaucracy and regulation'. Professor Sir Bernard Crossland, CBE, FRS, FREng, in The Hazards Forum Newsletter, Spring 2001. 'For a view of risk at the level of society at large, and for a wider perspective on risk in general, it is an interesting read'. Health and Safety at Work, April 2001 Morris is an intelligent and thought-provoking editor, who has gathered within the covers of a single book some of the best and brightest brains in the field of risk assessment and management. The chapter on global warming and Kyoto, by Bruce Yandle, should be made compulsory reading for every green fanatic. Yorkshire Post - 5th April 2001