Other Risk News
Mid-career professionals are invited to apply for these one-year paid fellowships at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products in Maryland.
U.S. EPA Seeking Nominations for Science Advisory Board’s 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Nominations of qualified experts are sought in a number of environmental and human health-related fields. These nominations should be submitted by December 19, 2014, and new appointees will begin work in spring of 2015.
Risk specialists Paul Slovic, Peter Sandman, and Igor Linkov commented on managing the risk and the uncertainty surrounding what is known – and not known – in the current situation.
Two NAP releases from fall of 2014 discuss creating cultures of safety in academic chemical research laboratories and in the nuclear power industry, respectively. Both works were inspired by real-world events.
In response to recent events involving water-based hazards, such as the Elk River (West Virginia) chemical spill and the Oso (Washington) mudslide, this September 12, 2014, briefing on Capitol Hill discussed the relationship between information and risk mitigation.