hazard analysis Books

  • Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis

    This book examines how Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) are being implemented to improve our understanding of a variety of hazard and disaster situations. The volume is a compilation of recent research using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and other technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to examine ...

  • Natural Hazards

    This special volume contains a selection of papers that were presented as part of the Seventh International Symposium on Natural and Man-Made Hazards (HAZARDS-98), held in Chania, Crete Island, Greece, during May 1998. The Symposium attracted broad international interest because many cases of natural disaster events, such as earthquakes, ...

  • Risk Analysis

    Risk Analysis: Foundations, Models, and Methods fully addresses the questions of 'What is health risk analysis?' and 'How can its potentialities be developed to be most valuable to public health decision-makers and other health risk managers?' Risk analysis provides methods and principles for answering these questions. It is divided into ...

  • Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management

    From the beginning of 21st century, there has been an awareness of risk in the environment along with a growing concern for the continuing potential damage caused by hazards. In order to ensure environmental sustainability, a better understanding of natural disasters and their impacts is essential.   It has been recognized that a holistic and ...

  • Hazardous Solid Waste Testing

    The first in a series of publications provides a basis for new methodology in the testing of industrial solid wastes. This publication is one of the first technical testing manuals for identifying and characterizing hazardous solid wastes in terms of disposal options. The book is divided into five areas: • Laboratory Extractions and Leaching ...

  • Tree Rings and Natural Hazards

    Dedication.- Foreword: Dendrogeomorphology beginnings and futures – a personal message.- 1 Tree rings and natural hazards – an introduction.- 2 Snow avalanches.- 2.1 Dendrogeomorphology and snow avalanche research.- 2.2 Tree-ring dating of snow avalanches in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.- 2.3 Tracking past snow avalanches in the SE ...

  • Risk Management in a Hazardous Environment

    A research focus on hazards, risk perception and risk minimizing strategies is relatively new in the social and environmental sciences. This volume by a prominent scholar of East African societies is a powerful example of this growing interest. Earlier theory and research tended to describe social and economic systems in some form of equilibrium. ...

  • Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management and Testing

    Papers are divided into four areas: analysis of wastes and waste disposal sites; amelioration of wastes in the disposal environment; waste as resource; and international perspectives on waste ...

  • The Economics of Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Land

    Professor Sigman has selected the most authoritative previously published papers for this pathbreaking collection. This timely book examines private decision-making and government policy for the management of hazardous waste, the clean-up of contaminated land and the redevelopment of brownfield sites. Issues explored include the success of ...

  • Ergonomics: Analyzing Ergonomic Hazards (Video)

    A sharp eye can see ergonomic problems before they happen. Prevention is the best solution for accidents. Learn to spot ergonomic hazards with this incisive introduction to hazard analysis/hazard control process. Identifying critical behaviorsSelecting issues for barrier removal ...

  • The Political Theories of Risk Analysis

    The purpose of this study is to question whether liberal political theories ought to inform the way policymakers and administrators analyze risk in proposed courses of environmental practice. In order to explore the relationship of liberal theory to rational practice in environmental policy, this project examines the risk analysis used to approve ...

  • Food Quality and Safety Systems. A training manual on food hygiene and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system (En )

    Series: Non-series titlesOne important element of FAO's work is building the capacity of food control personnel, including government authorities and food industry personnel carrying out food quality and safety assurance programmes. Such programmes should include specific food risk control procedures such as the Hazard Analysis and Critical ...

  • Food quality and safety systems - A training manual on food hygiene and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point (HACCP) system (Russian version

    Series: Non-series TitlesOne important element of FAO's work is building the capacity of food control personnel, including government authorities and food industry personnel carrying out food quality and safety assurance programmes. Such programmes should include specific food risk control procedures such as the Hazard Analysis and Critical ...

  • Directory & Atlas of Non-Hazardous Waste Sites

    This is the only directory of its kind and is the most up-to-date and comprehensive facility database of over 7,400 waste processing and disposal facilities across the US. Comprehensive industry data at your fingertipsThe Directory & Atlas of Non-Hazardous Waste Sites is a powerful research and analysis tool that provides you with up-to-date ...

  • Job Safety Analysis Made Simple

    This publication introduces the concept of Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and outlines practical methods to identify hazards and develop safe working practices. It is filled with sample worksheets, forms and processes that clearly guide you through the development of a job safety analysis process that you can customize to your particular workplace. (38 ...

  • Aquatic Toxicology and Hazard Assessment (12th Edition)

    34 papers debate the merits of test development, animal and plant culture, nutrition and testing, and the lack of interagency harmony. Papers are divided into the following categories: • Benefits of Interagency Harmonization of Methodology• Review of Common Modes of Toxic Action• Field Techniques• Interpretation of Microcosm ...

  • Tsunami and its Hazards in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

    Tsunamis like the Indian Ocean tsunami caused by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in 2004 or the Chilean earthquake in the Pacific Ocean in 1960 motivate international collaborations for the development of tsunami warning systems. Since 1960 the Tsunami Commission, established by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, has been holding a ...

  • The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments

    This book highlights the use of historical data in natural hazard assessments. Different types of data, such as historical data from written documents, are linked to technically measured data such as stream gauge height and consequently river discharge in order to archive new possibilities of probability determination of respective hazardous ...

  • The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards

    Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion ...

  • The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards

    Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion ...

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