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Document ID (ISN)58226
CIS number 92-725
ISBN(s) 91-7930-094-4
Year 1989
Convention or series no. AFS 1989:6
Title Large-scale handling of chemicals [Sweden]
Bibliographic information National Swedish Board of Occupational Safety and Health (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1989. 50p. 10 ref.
Abstract Translation into English of the Regulations originally abstracted as CIS 83-1823. They became effective on 1 Jan. 1991 and apply to the large-scale handling of dangerous or hazardous chemicals, corresponding on the whole to EEC Council Directive 82/501/EEC "on the major-accident hazards of certain industrial activities" (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 substances/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; translation; 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) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Chemical industry
Major hazards