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Document ID (ISN)52160
CIS number 89-1336
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Versteeg M.F.
Title External safety policy in the Netherlands: An approach to risk management
Bibliographic information Feb. 1988, Vol.17, No.2, p.215-222. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract A description is given of the use of risk management by the Dutch government in their external safety policy. This risk management scheme comprises: risk identification, risk quantification, risk assessment, risk reduction and risk control. For the process of risk assessment, quantitative criteria for both individual risk and group risk have been developed. Legislation emerging from this policy is completed or in preparation. As an example are the administrative orders emerging from the so-called "LPG-nota". The latter is a policy statement of the Dutch government based on a probabilistic risk assessment of the whole chain of LPG-handling activities, from import to retail trade.
Descriptors (primary) Netherlands; safety planning; disasters; total loss control
Descriptors (secondary) liquefied petroleum gas; safety analysis; future trends; hazard identification; major hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes