|Document ID (ISN)||56957|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Haastrup P., Brockhoff L.H.
||Reliability of accident case histories concerning hazardous chemicals - An analysis of uncertainty and quality aspects
||Aug. 1991, Vol.27, No.3, p.339-350. Illus. 14 ref.
||This paper attempts to analyse the differences found among sources of accident case histories and to assess the quality of both the case histories and of underlying accident reporting systems. Of the 595 transportation accidents in the data sample, 39 are described by more than one source and are used in an analysis of the reliability of the number of fatalities reported in case histories. Sixteen accidents (41%) show discrepancies between the sources. By extrapolating the results of this fatality analysis to other parameters, and supported by an analysis of selected cases, the general quality of information from accident case histories is evaluated.
||dangerous substances; notification of occupational accidents; major hazards; transport of materials; case study
||accuracy; compilation of statistics; fatalities; accident descriptions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Notification of accidents and diseases
Transport of materials
Reporting of occupational accidents