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Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 432-2100
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Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications

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Overview

This program provides participants with an understanding of how risk analysis is done, how it is interpreted, and how it influences regulatory decision making. Participants learn how to apply the science behind risk-based decision making, examine complex problems involving chemicals, radiation, and other hazards in the environment, discuss emerging analytic approaches, and review important issues with leaders in the field.

Who Should Participate:

Industrial, regulatory, and public health professionals responsible for managing, conducting, or evaluating risk assessments associated with occupational, foodborne, or environmental hazards, including but not limited to:

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Health and Safety Professionals
  • Policy Analysts
  • Public and Governmental Professionals
  • Toxicologists
  • Economists
  • Industrial Hygienists

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine current and emerging methods for quantifying risks
  • Evaluate exposure assessment protocols
  • Differentiate between key assumptions and uncertainties in non-cancer and cancer dose-response models
  • Implement probabilistic methods in uncertainty analysis and risk assessment
  • Identify key factors that influence risk perception and communication
  • Evaluate alternative approaches for valuation of environmental health risk outcomes
  • Understand the role of risk information in benefit-cost analysis and risk management

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