Risk, Governance and Society

Communicating Risks to the Public

International Perspectives

Editors: Kasperson, R.E, Stallen, Pieter Jan M. (Eds.)

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Risk communication: the evolution of attempts Risk communication is at once a very new and a very old field of interest. Risk analysis, as Krimsky and Plough (1988:2) point out, dates back at least to the Babylonians in 3200 BC. Cultures have traditionally utilized a host of mecha­ nisms for anticipating, responding to, and communicating about hazards - as in food avoidance, taboos, stigma of persons and places, myths, migration, etc. Throughout history, trade between places has necessitated labelling of containers to indicate their contents. Seals at sites of the ninth century BC Harappan civilization of South Asia record the owner and/or contents of the containers (Hadden, 1986:3). The Pure Food and Drug Act, the first labelling law with national scope in the United States, was passed in 1906. Common law covering the workplace in a number of countries has traditionally required that employers notify workers about significant dangers that they encounter on the job, an obligation formally extended to chronic hazards in the OSHA's Hazard Communication regulation of 1983 in the United States. In this sense, risk communication is probably the oldest way of risk manage­ ment. However, it is only until recently that risk communication has attracted the attention of regulators as an explicit alternative to the by now more common and formal approaches of standard setting, insuring etc. (Baram, 1982).

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kasperson, Roger E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Risk communication in Europe: Ways of implementing art. 8 of the post-Seveso directive

    Wynne, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • Active and passive provision of risk information in the Netherlands

    Eijndhoven, José (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Developing communications about risks of major industrial accidents in the Netherlands

    Stallen, Pieter Jan M.

    Pages 55-66

  • Rights and duties concerning the availability of environmental risk information to the public

    Baram, Michael

    Pages 67-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicating Risks to the Public
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • R.E Kasperson
  • Pieter Jan M. Stallen
Series Title
Risk, Governance and Society
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1952-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1952-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0601-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7372-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 482
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