Conflicts: The Common Denominator of Health/Safety Programs

by Richard C. Schwing, GM Research Lab, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Highway Safety: At the Crossroads


Constraints on time and resources influences the public sector as strongly as our personal lives. Experience teaches us that our desires must be tempered with hard realities. Finite resources require that even life extending and life saving efforts must be approached with efficiency criteria in mind. A survey of longevity for longevity trades is used to introduce the concept of choosing among alternative life extending programs.

Subject Headings: Lifeline systems | Public health and safety | Risk management | Economic factors | Geomatic surveys | Accidents | Ethics

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