Hazard Control Policy in Britain

Hazard Control Policy in Britain

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: John C. Chicken
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146508

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Hazard Control Policy in Britain examines the general nature of Britain's hazard control policy and the factors that appeared to influence its formation up to 1973, that is, prior to the implementation of the recommendations of the Robens' Committee on Safety and Health at work. Attention is directed mainly at identifying the apparent roles and goals of the various organizations associated with policy making. Comprised of five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the nature of hazards and their technical causes, as well as the risks to life that they pose. Hazard control policy is then considered and a model of the policy making process is postulated. The role of interest groups in the policy-making process is also analyzed. Case studies that give a clear indication of the general nature of the hazard control policy-making process are presented, covering road transport, air transport, factories, nuclear power reactors, and air contamination. This monograph should be of value to policymakers involved in hazard control.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 The Nature of Hazards

    Road Transport

    Air Transport


    Nuclear Power Reactors

    Air Contamination

    Chapter 3 Hazard Control Policy

    Model of the Policy Making Process

    Road Transport

    Air Transport


    Nuclear Power Reactors

    Air Contamination

    Analysis of Policy

    Future Hazard Control Policy

    Chapter 4 Role of Interest Groups

    Definition and Classification of Interest Groups

    Role and Organization of Interest Groups Surveyed

    The Role of Interest Groups in Relation to the Formation of Hazard Control Policy

    Chapter 5 Conclusions

    The Nature of Hazards

    Hazard Control Policy

    The Role of Interest Groups


    Appendix I Road Transport Committees

    Appendix II The Farmer Safety Criterion

    Appendix III Membership of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee

    Appendix IV Membership of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

    Appendix V Survey of the Influence Interest Groups Appear to have had on Hazard Control Policy

    Appendix VI List of the Standing Committees in the Confederation of British Industry

    Appendix VII List of the Government and Independent Bodies on which the Confederation of British Industry is Represented


    Figure 1 A comparison of Hazard Level

    Figure 2 The Policy Making System

    Figure 3 The Hazard Control Policy Making Sub-System

    Figure 4 Release/Probability Relationships Proposed for Reactors

    Figure 5 Probability/Casualty Relationships for Semi-Urban Sites

    Figure 6 Generalized Form of Farmer Criterion


Product details

  • No. of pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146508

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John C. Chicken

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J C Consultancy Ltd, Godalming, Surrey, UK and John C Chicken Consultancy GmbH, Langenargen, FRG

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