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Accession Number PB2010-101757
Title Community Safety System Balancing Risk, Cost and Freedom: Including Freedom in Decisions (Documentation Report).
Publication Date Aug 2009
Media Count 100p
Personal Author A. J. McKnight G. S. Parnell J. O. Chinnis R. L. Dillon-Merrill T. A. Bresnick W. W. Becker
Abstract This document can be used in conjunction with PB2010-500002. This series of reports covers two subjects: (1) recreational boating risk management and (2) human-error accident causes. A final report on the human-error portion of this project was published earlier. The present report summarizes the series on recreational boating risk management as background for extending their processes to explicitly incorporate freedom, along with cost and risk, as factors used to weigh the merits of (e.g., regulatory) proposals for improving boating safety. After reconstructing the context of the risk management system, it discusses freedom and possibilities for its measurement. It then develops a prototype computer-enabled process to perform that evaluation, considering the needs and resources of the whole community at interest, (i.e., boaters; federal, state and local governments; commercial interests; associations, and others affected). Four reports preceded this one.
Keywords Accident causes
Accident risk forecasting
Boating safety
Human error
Human factors
Marine accidents
Marine safety
Recreational boating
Risk analysis
Risk assessment
United States Coast Guard(USCG)
Water transportation

Source Agency Department of Transportation US Coast Guard
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
70C - Management Information Systems
Corporate Author Salutary Technology, Inc., Moorestown, NJ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim final project series rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1020
Contract Number DHSJ-USCG-1502-11

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