Policy issues on the control of major accident hazards and the new Seveso II directive.
No-one wants a major accident to occur !
This paper describes the development of EC policies to convert this simple and obvious fact into a coherent prevention strategy which can deliver a high level of protection throughout the European Community.
The Seveso II Directive is described in detail, being the relevant Community Instrument which Member States must implement in their national laws.
The need to achieve the correct balance between setting general goals and being over prescriptive is discussed, commensurate with the intent to be flexible but yet consistent and effective at the same time.
The main changes from Seveso I are discussed, including requirements related to the operator's management systems, the competent authority's systems for inspection, and information and consultation arrangements with the public.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Union européenne, Industrie chimique, Produit dangereux, Sécurité, Risque accidentel, Analyse risque, Prévention accident, Gestion risque, Protection environnement, Législation, Directive européenne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, European Union, Chemical industry, Dangerous product, Safety, Hazard, Risk analysis, Accident prevention, Risk management, Environmental protection, Legislation, European directive
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0196892
Code Inist : 001D07W. Création : 16/11/1999.