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Document ID (ISN)100659
CIS number 02-1583
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Basic principles of chemical safety and the prevention of major accidents
Original title Conceitos básicos de segurança química e prenvenção de grandes acidentes industriais [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Brasília, Brazil, [c2000]. 233p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Vol.I); 203p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Vol.II).
Abstract Working documents of an introductory course on chemical safety and the prevention of major accidents in Brazil in two volumes. Main topics covered: environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products; main problems related to the production, import, export and use of chemicals; risk factors in the chemical industry; labelling and safety data sheets of chemicals; hazards due to benzene; muiltidisciplinary and cooperative analysis in the process industry; analysis of a chemical accident; preliminary report of a fatal accident caused by mechanical failure; improvement of working conditions in the fireworks industry.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; analysis of accident causes; training material; chemical products; major hazards; Brazil
Descriptors (secondary) benzene; toxic substances; pyrotechnical products; material failure; training manuals; human failure; transport of materials
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Accident research
Major hazards