Accession Number:

ADA229825

Title:

Safety and Environmental Regulation in Industrial Mobilization

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

A strong defense requires national decision makers to consider tradeoffs including choices which affect the natural environment and the safety and health of the countrys population. Americans are long have been concerned with conditions prevailing in their places of work and leisure. They are more aware than ever that unthinking application of technology can erode, rather than improve, the quality of life. When industries that threaten such erosion are related to national security, should we insist on the same strict standards as we do with non-defense industries Preventing pollution or injury may at the same time, say some experts, slow production, raise costs, lower product quality. If safety and health factors create dilemmas for US industry during peacetime production, what actions should the country take when a national emergency calls for accelerated production What policies, laws, regulations, and procedures should we adopt to maintain an adequate industrial base for mobilization while protecting the health and environment of our citizens This study seeks ways to build a sufficient industrial mobilization base without simultaneously sacrificing the nations safety, health, and environment. mm

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE