Photo courtesy of Society for Risk Analysis
Photo courtesy of Society for Risk Analysis

May 18, 2016: A Long Time Coming: OSHA’s New Silica Standard
Society for Risk Analysis – New England seminar
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Industrial Economics, Incorporated
2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Fourth Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140

The Society for Risk Analysis – New England invites you to attend a seminar to discuss OSHA’s final health rule for silica, which mandates a new, lower standard. In this two part seminar, Susan Woskie (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) and Chester Fenton (Eastern Research Group), will discuss the history of these standards and the supporting benefit-cost analysis. Please RSVP by Monday, May 16th to Heather Lynch ( For more information on SRA-NE, please visit their website.

May 19, 2016: Late Lessons from Early Warnings seminar with David Gee
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Kresge Building, Room G2
677 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 Boston, MA

Join us for a special Harvard Center for Risk Analysis seminar with David Gee, who will discuss late lessons from early warnings about hazards to health and environments. Why are scientific early warnings of impending harm regularly ignored by societies? What can we learn from the interplay between the sciences, economics, and politics of known and emerging hazards that can help us to minimize future harms whilst maximizing responsible innovations? David Gee has worked for 40 years on reducing harm from hazards to health and environments, most recently at the European Environment Agency as Senior Adviser, Science, Policy, Emerging Issues (1995-2013). He is now a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Environment, Health, and Societies at Brunel University in London.

This seminar is open to the public free of charge; however, preregistration is required. (Building access is restricted to Harvard ID holders and seminar registrants.) To register via email, click here. Registrations must be received no later than COB Tuesday, May 17. Click here for directions. Questions? Contact Lisa Robinson at

December 11-15, 2016: Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA

Submit an abstract for SRA’s 2016 Annual Meeting. SRA is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level. More information is available on the SRA website.

March 6-9, 2017: Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications
Boston, MA

The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis invites you to attend our professional development course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This course will develop your capacity to identify and assess health risks posed by environmental and other hazards, and to proactively address these risks. Participants learn to manage and evaluate risk assessments associated with occupational, food-borne, and environmental hazards, ensuring they are ready to apply the science of risk-based decision making to protect the public’s health and the environment. Please visit the course website for more information.

March 15-17, 2017: Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Meeting and Conference
Washington, D.C.

Save the date for SBCA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference and professional development workshops. SBCA is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. The annual conference features presentations in diverse policy areas, including energy, the environment, health, crime, transportation, homeland security, finance and many others. To learn more, please visit the Society’s website.

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