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Essential features for proactive risk management

We propose a proactive approach to the management of occupational health risks in emerging technologies based on six features: qualitative risk assessment; the ability to adapt strategies and refine requirements; an appropriate level of precaution; global applicability; the ability to elicit voluntary cooperation by companies; and stakeholder involvement.

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Murashov, V., Howard, J. Essential features for proactive risk management. Nature Nanotech 4, 467–470 (2009).

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