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Document ID (ISN)61827
CIS number 94-430
Year 1992
Convention or series no. E/ECE/1268
Title Convention on the transboundary effects of industrial accidents [United Nations]
Original title Convention sur les effets transfrontières des accidents industriels [Nations Unies] [in French]
Bibliographic information United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1992. 36p.
Abstract This Convention was adopted in Helsinki, Finland, on 17 March 1992. It concerns the prevention of, preparedness for and response to industrial accidents capable of causing transboundary effects. Articles in the convention include: the need to take appropriate preventive measures; decision-making on siting of new hazardous activities; emergency preparedness; information to and participation of the public; industrial accident notification systems; response measures; mutual assistance; exchange of technology. Further details are provided in the annexes which include a list of categories of hazardous substances and named substances along with their threshold quantities.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; pollution control; major hazards; UN
Descriptors (secondary) notification of occupational accidents; list of chemical substances; choice of location; supply of information; emergency organization; neighbourhood protection; international agreements; hazard evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUN
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Major hazards