Risk management of chemicals

Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA)

 

Integrating Socio-Economic Analysis in Chemical Risk Management Decision Making

Publication: Guidance for Conducting Retrospective Studies on Socio-Economic Analysis (2000) ( PDF)

Publication: Framework for Integrating Socio-Economic Analysis in Chemical Risk Management Decision Making (2000) ( PDF)

Another technique identified by Member countries that could improve risk management effectiveness is the integration of socio-economic analysis (SEA) in chemical risk management decision-making. To this end, the United Kingdom, hosted an OECD workshop from 7-9 January, 1998 that: provided basic information on general techniques and approaches to conducting and using socio-economic analysis; identified those techniques or approaches that are effective (highlighting any problems); and recommended further work to assist countries. As a follow-up to that workshop, OECD is developing three documents to promote and facilitate the integration of SEA in chemical risk management decision-making: (1) a guidance document for conducting retrospective studies on completed SEAs; (2) a "framework" document that will describe how to integrate socio-economic analysis into chemical risk management decision-making; and (3) a technical guidance document for analyst.

 

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