The Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) was established by the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-354, H.R.4271,
Section 304). ORACBA began operation on April 15, 1995, in USDA's Office of the Chief Economist.
The Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis's (ORACBA) primary role is to ensure that major regulations proposed by USDA are based on sound scientific and economic analysis.
USDA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis, National Capital Area Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis, and the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment
Stakeholder's Involvement Through Scientific Reasoning: Communicating Risk Without Risk Communication
Dr. Jose Palma-Oliveria, University of Libson
The way risk communication is usually conceptualized and implemented has stakeholder persuasion as its main focus. This has failed in many cases resulting in significant stakeholder unease and stress. This talk will focus on alternative approaches of bringing stakeholders on board in projects where risk is a significant driver for decision.
January 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 1919 M Street NW, Washington, DC
If you would like to attend, please contact Linda Abbott by COB January 17th. Full Flyer
Thursday, January 23, 2013, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Featuring: Greg Paoli, Co-Founder of Risk Sciences International and Kerry Dearfield, Chief Scientist for USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
Please see full flyer. Questions? Contact: MRASG Past-Chair: Jane Van Doren (email@example.com)Content
The increasing emphasis on risk-based decision making and the increasingly global nature of the food supply have resulted in the use of risk analysis to systematically address food safety issues worldwide. This has created a need to educate food safety and other public health professionals about the principles of food safety risk analysis and the tools and techniques required to apply this approach. For a detailed course description, or to register, visit our website at: http://risk.jifsan.umd.edu/registration/
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