Date of Original Version

1984

Type

Book Chapter

Abstract or Description

It is recognised that the elimination of all risk is impossible; the goal has to be optimum safety. This can be defined by classical economics from the standpoint of determination of risk being left to the market place. several objections to this concept are discussed. The role of biological monitoring is examined as a bargaining, decision-making and litigation tool for employees, employers and unions; monitoring of benzene is used as an example.

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Assessment of Toxic Agents at the Workplace: Roles of Ambient and Biological Monitoring, A. Berlin, R.F. Yodaiken, and B.A. Henman, Editors. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers The Hague, 350-360.