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Document ID (ISN)54585
CIS number 90-1425
ISBN(s) 91-7930-094-4
Year 1989
Convention or series no. AFS 1989:6
Author(s)
Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen
Title Large-scale handling of chemicals [Sweden]
Original title Storskalig kemikaliehantering [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information LiberDistribution, 162 89 Stockholm, Sweden, 6 Sep. 1989. 44p.
Abstract These regulations (effective 1 January 1991), which apply to the large-scale handling of dangerous or hazardous chemicals, correspond on the whole to Council Directive 82/501/EEC "on the major-accident hazards of certain industrial acitvities" (see CIS 83-889). Contents: general stipulations (the employer must carry out a risk analysis of the activity concerned and he must take steps to prevent major accidents and limit their consequences), special documentation for the checking and maintenance of equipment and for particularly hazardous activities (those involving more than a specified quantity of ca. 200 enumerated subsances/groups of substances) and the drawing up of an emergency plan in case of a major accident. Detailed commentaries are appended.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; dangerous substances; Sweden; major hazards; safety analysis; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous occurrences; responsibilities of employers; notification of occupational accidents; safety checks; directive; comment on directive; preventive maintenance
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Chemical industry
Major hazards