Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Risks in Modern Society

Editors: Bischoff, Hans-Jürgen (Ed.)

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  • Usually only single topics for Risk Management are addressed. For improving chances of company success (performance and competitiveness) in a globalised world a complex, an interdisciplinary approach is needed

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Risks in a changing and global world are complex and interconnected, even more so in a globalized world consisting of many societies at very different levels of development.

Work life is strongly influenced by all forms of globalization - for example, the growing gap between rich and poor; demographic transition towards ageing or very young societies; growing mobility of people; the rapid diffusion of new technologies and a variety of working and environmental conditions in highly industrialized and developing countries; let alone rapidly changing economic structures including new types of enterprises and occupations.

Good governance for handling occupational safety, population health and environmental quality has become one of the decisive criteria for ensuring competitive business structures, quality performance and high motivation by workers, excellent conditions of public health and societal well-being and functioning of corporate and community policies and services. Furthermore, risk governance is crucial for sustainable development, the preservation of diverse life styles, and social cohesion. Social networks, cultural and religious as well as political and media environments benefit from a system in which threats to safety, health and the environment are well taken care of. Occupational safety and health is an important public good, and a prerequisite for effective and enduring social security systems.

The main goal of this book is to make the reader familiar with the complexity and multi-dimensionality of the subject RISK, focusing on the changing character of work in a globalised economy. The main emphasis is on providing practical guidelines for improved risk governance, i.e., how to find adequate solutions through integrated methods of risk assessment, risk handling and risk communication for the benefit of everyone: employers, workers, other stakeholders as well as shareholders and society at large.

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"This multiauthored work, volume 13 of the ‘Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability, and Quality’ series, addresses risk and risk management in a more general fashion … . The book is intended for academic course work … and as a resource for practitioners or researchers in fields such as safety and risk assessment and management, emergency planning, reliability and vulnerability assessment and management, and quality assurance. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through practitioners." (R. E. Buntrock, Choice, Vol. 46 (2), October, 2008)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risks in Modern Society
Editors
  • Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
Series Title
Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8289-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8289-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8288-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7832-2
Series ISSN
1566-0443
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 332
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