Guide for Industrial Waste Management
This chapter introduces risk assessment, including a discussion of several types of risk and the methods used to assess these risks. It also describes how partnerships are fostered between a waste-generating company, the community in which it operates, and the state agency that regulates the company. Through partnerships, trust and credibility can be built among all parties.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- What is risk and how is it assessed?
- What are the benefits of building partnerships?
- What methods have been successful in building partnerships?
- What is involved in preparing a stakeholder meeting?
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Website features a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology
US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Website features OPPT chemical fact sheets
EnviroFacts is a US EPA Web site that contains chemical data from different program system databases: the Aerometric Information Retrieval System, the Permit Compliance System, and the Toxics Release Inventory System
US EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment
US Department of Commerce National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is a central source for scientific, technical, and business-related government information
US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is a national resource center for the overall process of human health and ecological risk assessment; the integration of hazard, dose-response, and exposure data and models to produce risk characterization
- NCEA listing of tools for conducting ecological and human health risk assessments
- NCEA guidance documents on ecological and human health exposure
- Listing of all NCEA publications
US EPA Toxics Release Inventory: Community Right-To-Know Website provides information regarding toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment
US EPA Chemical Emergency Prepardness and Prevention Office Website provides information on prevention and risk management planning, emergency planning and community right-to-know, and emergency response
US EPA Green Communities Website provides a step-by-step guide for planning and implementing sustainable actions
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials Website provides links to state Web pages
American Chemistry Council Website features Responsible Care®