Chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response

Chemical Accidents related resources by country, region and organisation



Environment Canada, Environmental Emergencies 

Emergency Preparedness Canada

Danish Emergency Management Agency 

Danish Emergency Management Agency's special site on Chemical alert 
This site is only available in Danish. The information on this site is covered broadly by the above mentioned link.

Banque de données et d’information sur les accidents technologiques : Analyse Recherche et Information sur les Accidents (ARIA)

Ministère de l’Écologie, du développement durable, des transports et du logement : Risques technologiques et transport de matières dangereuses – Installations Classées pour la Protection de l’Environnement (ICPE) – La gestion du retour d’expérience par le BARPI.

The Federal Environment Agency: Umweltbundesamt  (UBA)

Plant safety, accident prevention, dealing with environmentally hazardous substances:

The aim of the Plant Safety and Accident Prevention Section at the German Federal Environment Agency is to prevent, wherever possible, the occurrence of major accidents in installations that handle hazardous substances and to limit the impact on people and the environment of those incidents that nevertheless occur.

ZEMA is the Central Reporting and Evaluation Office for Hazardous Incidents and Incidents in Process Engineering Facilities (Zentrale Melde- und Auswertestelle für Störfälle und Störungen in verfahrenstechnischen Anlagen - ZEMA) in Germany. ZEMA records, evaluates and publishes in annual reports all events which must be reported to the authorities pursuant to the 12th Federal Immission Control Ordinance. Such reportable events are sub-divided according to their hazard potential into major accidents and disturbance of normal operation. The systematic recording and evaluation of events will provide information which acts as an important basis for a further development of the state of the art of safety technology. Between 1980 and 2000, 336 events were registered in the ZEMA database. Statistical evaluations are available for the period 1991 to 1999.

Chief Inspectorate of Technical Safety 

Health and Safety Executive - Control of Major Accident Hazards 

US EPA's Chemical Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) 

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

European Commission's Emergency Preparedness and Response 

Major Accident Hazards Bureau (MAHB) of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission 

eMARS – Major Accident Reporting system – Database of "major accidents" under Seveso, OECD and UN-ECE managed by the Major Accident Hazards Bureau (MAHB)

Pan American Health Organization - SUMA Project 

ReliefWeb - A project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 

World Meterological Organization - Emergency Response Activities 

UNEP Flexible Framework for Addressing Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness – A Guidance Document

The Emergency Preparedness Information Exchange (EPIX) 

University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Disaster Services 

The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder 


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