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Document ID (ISN)55806
CIS number 91-426
ISBN(s) 92-2-306432-5
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title Major hazard control: A practical manual
Original title Control de riesgos de accidents mayores - manual práctico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1990. xi, 305p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 45.00.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract Spanish version of the ILO manual on major hazard control, written primarily for government officials, labour inspectors, management and labour union officials and emergency personnel in developing countries. Contents: introduction (description of major types of hazards; explosions, fires, toxic releases; components of major hazard control systems); identification of major hazard installations; role of management (assessment of hazards; causes of major industrial accidents; safe operation of major hazard installations; mitigation of consequence; reporting to authorities); role of authorities; role of workers and of workers' organisations; emergency planning; implementation of major hazard control systems; prerequisites for a major hazard control system. Appendices contain: list of dangerous substances and threshold quantities (derived from EC Directive 82/501/EEC, see CIS 83-889); example of a rapid ranking method for the classification of units/plant elements; guide to hazard and operability studies; consequence calculation methods; storage of LPG at fixed installations; safety advice for bulk chlorine installations; storage of anhydrous ammonia under pressure in the United Kingdom; example of a safety report; example of an accident report form; land use near major hazard works.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; fire hazards; training material; explosion hazards; major hazards; total loss control
Descriptors (secondary) chlorine; role of management; European Communities; ammonia; toxic substances; liquefied petroleum gas; bulk liquid containers; manuals; training manuals; safety analysis; list of chemical substances; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; neighbourhood protection; spills; disasters; TLV list; safety service records; role of government; role of workers' organizations; role of labour inspection; translation; developing countries; gas storage tanks
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Major hazards