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Document ID (ISN)110105
CIS number 09-1130
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wattigney W.A., Rice N., Cooper D.L., Drew J.M., Orr M.F.
Title State programs to reduce uncontrolled ammonia releases and associated injury using the hazardous substances emergency events surveillance system
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.51, No.3, p.356-363. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract This article describes how the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) programme identifies leading causes of uncontrolled ammonia releases and targets activities aimed at reducing the frequency of these incidents. HSEES data is used to identify determinants of chemical incidents and their outcomes and to help guide strategies to reduce such occurrences. Surveillance of chemical incidents elucidates the causes and consequences of these events, helps identify problems and measures the effectiveness of prevention programs.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous occurrences; USA; ammonia; role of government; major hazards; leakage; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; safety programmes; chemical products; information dissemination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Major hazards