Isadore “Irv” Rosenthal

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This article addresses the role of a facility's process safety management system (PSMS) in preventing low probability– high consequence (LP–HC) accidents. We review the rationale for the hypothesis that a facility's PSMS is the central driver of accident prevention, and we discuss how this rationale has been incorporated implicitly into the OSHA Process(More)
This paper proposes using certified third parties, coupled with Model Risk Management Programs (Model RMPs), to implement EPA's Proposed Rule on the prevention of chemical accidental releases. We concentrate on the insurance aspects of this third-party approach and show that it could enable insurers to more cost-effectively provide coverage against the(More)
The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and publication does not imply their endorsement by the Wharton Risk Center and the University of Pennsylvania. This paper may be reproduced for personal and classroom use. Any other reproduction is not permitted without written permission of the authors. Established in 1984, the Wharton Risk(More)
The Chemical Accident Risk Assessment Thesaurus (CARAT) is a database of the laws, regulations, guidance documents, and definitions of terms related to the risk assessment of accidental releases of chemicals from fixed installations. The database also contains information on the application of risk assessment methodologies to specific examples of potential(More)
We link the risk management programme (RMP) database of accident histories collected by the US Environmental Protection Agency for the period 1996–2000 under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments and OSHA reported occupational illnesses and injuries (OII) for the same period. We explore various statistical associations between OIIs and RMP-reported(More)
The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors, and publication does not imply their endorsement by the Wharton Risk Center and the University of Pennsylvania. This paper may be reproduced for personal and classroom use. Any other reproduction is not permitted without written permission of the authors. Since its creation 25 years ago, the(More)
I Abstract. This paper reviews the background and nature of the 'generic standard for risk-based decision making' (Generic Standard) put forward by the Workshop's Organizing Committee (Committee). Based on this analysis, the authors agree with the Committee's presumption that adopting a Generic Standard as a structural guideline for focused risk assessment(More)
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