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  • 8-September-2017

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    Participate in the survey: Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response

    This short survey aims to gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness. The feedback received from this survey will help us making sure the new version is an improvement from the past and that it meets current needs of users.

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  • 20-March-2017

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    Publications in the series on chemical accidents

    New OECD report highlights facility ageing as a multi-aspect phenomenon. One of the best known aspects of ageing is physical ageing of equipment, but this is just one facet of ageing facilities and only one associated risk factor. Everything related to a site and its processes can age, including equipment, people, procedures and technology. The report also lists potential risk drivers drawn from analysis of ageing-related accidents.

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  • 30-January-2017

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    Corporate governance for process safety: Guidance for senior leaders in high hazard industries

    This guidance document for senior leaders in high hazard industries on Corporate Governance for Process Safety is available in 11 languages (now including Czech). It aims to strike a balance between risk and benefit by drawing the attention of those at the top of industry to the need for high standards of corporate governance in relation to the management of high hazard industries.

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  • 5-August-2016

    English

    IOMC Toolbox for Chemical Accidents

    The IOMC Toolbox is a tool enabling countries to identify the most appropriate and efficient actions to solve specific national problems related to chemicals management.

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  • 7-August-2015

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    The chemical accidents programme

    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.

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  • 15-January-2015

    English

    Addendum Number 2 to the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response (2nd ed.) to Address Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natechs)

    An addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response to address Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natech) Risk Management has just been published. The addendum consists of a number of amendments to the Guiding Principles and the addition of a new Chapter to provide more detailed guidance on Natech prevention, preparedness and response.

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  • 15-November-2013

    English, PDF, 5,572kb

    25 years of chemical accident prevention at OECD

    This brochure marks 25 years of OECD's Chemical Accidents Programme. It explains the history of the programme and many of its achievements since it was established in 1988.

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  • 10-June-2013

    Chinese, PDF, 369kb

    Chinese Corporate Governance for Process Safety (Guidance for Senior Leaders in High Hazard Industries)

    These guidelines aim to strike a balance between risk and benefit by drawing the attention of those at the top of industry to the need for high standards of corporate governance in relation to the management of high hazard industries. Chinese version.

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  • 10-June-2013

    Norwegian, PDF, 2,575kb

    Norwegian Corporate Governance for Process Safety (Guidance for Senior Leaders in High Hazard Industries)

    These guidelines aim to strike a balance between risk and benefit by drawing the attention of those at the top of industry to the need for high standards of corporate governance in relation to the management of high hazard industries. Norwegian version.

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  • 14-February-2013

    English

    Report of OECD Workshop on Natech Risk Management (Natural-hazard triggered technological accidents)

    This is the report of the workshop on Natural-hazard triggered technological accidents (Natech) that took place 23-25 May 2012. It investigated the specific elements of the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to chemical accidents caused by natural hazard or natural disaster.

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