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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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.
Ce document présente l’analyse d'un sondage (2010) sur le captage et stockage du carbone à long terme. Il fournit des informations sur les dangers de la séquestration du CO2 et les risques pour la santé et l'environnement. Il identifie des scénarios d'accidents, y compris ceux associés à la capture du CO2 et de la compression, le stockage avant le transport et l'injection pour le stockage géologique.