Faculty Advisor

Fitzgerald, Robert W.

Abstract

People live in the presence of hazards every day. The recognition of hazards and the perception of their importance is a result of behavioral tendencies and acquired knowledge. Many true hazards go unnoticed, while other situations are labeled falsely as hazards. This project attempted to assess the perception of lay persons to potential hazards within the built environment and to compare the findings with those of building inspectors.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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