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Document ID (ISN)110840
CIS number 10-0398
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Calixto E., LÚbre Larouvere E.
Title The regional emergency plan requirement: Application of the best practices to the Brazilian case
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.991-999. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Currently in Brazil, resources are not optimized in offshore emergency plans. It is up to individual companies to implement their own plans, without any coordination. Despite the existence of certain procedures, there are no national or regional frameworks to coordinate such emergency plans. The objective of this study was to define new requirements for a Brazilian regional emergency plan based on the best practices used in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia. The risk analysis methodologies and emergency frameworks used in these countries were taken into account and a critical analysis was carried out in order to customize and apply their best practices to the Brazilian context. In addition, other issues were examined, such as the number of accidents and environmental impact in some areas, related to environmental sensitivity in order to define the environmental reliability of the whole system within a specific area.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; emergency organization; plant safety organization; national organization; offshore oil extraction
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; USA; Japan; United Kingdom; Australia; natural phenomena; hazard evaluation; major hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Major hazards
First aid and emergency organization