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  • 11-July-2022

    English

    Publications in the series on chemical accidents

    A new report aims to investigate safety issues related to the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to accidents involving manufactured nanomaterials. Available information, guidelines, and seven accident cases are analysed for raising awareness of chemical safety policymakers on the potential risks of chemical accidents involving nanomaterials and reviewing measures to prevent them.

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  • 16-February-2022

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    Risks from Natural Hazards at Hazardous Installations (Natech)

    Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natech) are accidents triggered by the impact of a natural hazard, such as earthquake, flood, or storm, on a hazardous installation, and which involves the release of hazardous substances, fires or explosions. This brochure aims to raise awareness of Natech risks and the challenges associated with their management.

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  • 28-January-2019

    English

    Saving Costs in Chemicals Management - How the OECD Ensures Benefits to Society

    The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world and is expected to grow fourfold by 2060. Indeed modern life without chemicals would be inconceivable. Given the potential environmental and human health risks from exposure to chemicals, governments and industry have a major responsibility to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safely. The OECD assists countries in developing and implementing policies and instruments that protect human health and the environment, and in making their systems for managing chemicals as efficient as possible. To eliminate duplication of work and avoid non-tariff barriers to trade, emphasis has been on developing shared frameworks for gathering and assessing information on potential chemical risks. The time-tested OECD Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system provides a major basis for generating savings to governments and industry. This report provides an overview of the benefits and estimates the total savings from OECD work to be more than EUR 309 million per year.
  • 30-January-2017

    English

    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

    English

    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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