Setting Safety Standards

Setting Safety Standards

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qThis is an extremely rich piece of scholarship that blends the perspectives of law, economics, engineering, and political science in comparing public and private standard-setting.q--Peter J. May, University of Washington qThe book is of first-rate importance because it does an impeccable job of presenting and analyzing previously unknown and woefully neglected material essential to the ongoing risk debate.q--Aaron Wildavsky, author of qThe Deficit and the Public InterestqASMEa#39;s reputation is based almost entirely on one standard: the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, a compilation of safety and performance requirements for power and heating boilers, nuclear reactors and power plants, and pressure vessels, which is widely incorporated into law ... The best known, the Uniform Building Code, is enforced in jurisdictions from Michigan and Indiana to Alaska and Hawaii.

Title:Setting Safety Standards
Author:Ross E. Cheit
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1990


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