Chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response

Chemical Accidents

 

The OECD Programme on Chemical Accidents addresses a subject that concerns everyone who uses or handles hazardous chemicals, works in a chemical plant, or lives near one. This programme helps public authorities, industry, labour and other interested parties prevent chemical accidents and respond appropriately if one occurs.

 

In 1987 after major accidents with releases of hazardous chemicals from production sites in both Bhopal, India (December 1984) and Schweizerhalle, Switzerland (November 1986), member countries asked the OECD to start work related to chemicals in hazardous installations. The Chemicals Programme reacted quickly and the first results of this work were discussed at a High Level Conference on Accidents involving Hazardous Substances early 1988.

 

 

 

25 Years of Chemical Accident Prevention at OECD
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 25 Years of Chemical Accident Prevention at OECD

 

 

Corporate Governance for Process Safety:  Guidance for Senior Leaders in High Hazard Industries
EN Cover for Corporate Governance for Process Safety Guidance

 

 

 

Corporate Governance for Process Safety:  Guidance for Senior Leaders in High Hazard Industries

 

 

 

OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Guidance on Developing Safety Performance Indicators

 

 For Industry

 For Public Authorities and
Communities/Public