—Natural and technological hazards have a major
impact on environmental and human safety. Risk assessment
plays an essential role in the risk management of the effects of
such hazards. This contribution summarizes first the general
formulation of risk depending on two parameters: hazard
probability and associated consequences. Problems faced in
industrial applications based on the experience of the author
are discussed. Risk acceptance criteria for the contributors to
risk i.e. human, economic and environment are critically
reviewed. Resilience based criteria are also included and
conclusions for future developments are provided.
—Environmental risk, human risk, risk
acceptance, risk analysis, safety measures.
Dimitris Diamantidis is with the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule
Regensburg, Germany (e-mail: Dimitris.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Dimitris Diamantidis, "A Critical View on Environmental and Human Risk Acceptance Criteria," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 62-66, 2017.