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Document ID (ISN)77846
CIS number 01-1591
ISSN - Serial title Latvijas Republikas Saeimas un Ministru Kabineta Ziņotājs
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Title Regulation No.259/2001 of the Council of Ministers concerning procedures for industrial accident risk assessment and risk reduction measures [Latvia]
Original title Ministru kabineta noteikumi Nr.259/2001 - Rūpniecisko avāriju riska novērtēšanas kārtība un riska samazināšanas pasākumi [in Latvian]
Bibliographic information 2001, No.15, p.360-386. English translation (46p.) available from CIS.
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Abstract These regulations (effective: 1 July 2001) apply to risk assessment and risk reduction in connection with dangerous industrial chemicals. Contents: general provisions; general requirements for the preparation, submission and examination of documentation; information to be included in an Industrial Accident Prevention Programme; information to be included in the Safety Report; procedures for the submission, evaluation, updating and supplementing of an Industrial Accident Prevention Programme and of a Safety Report; assessments of domino effects (undesirable mutual influence of two or more installations that increases the probability of an industrial accident) and requirements of installations which cause or are affected by a domino effect; requirements for the planning of installations presenting a risk of chemical accident; preparation of an Emergency Preparedness Plan, and procedures for its evaluation and implementation; provision of information regarding protection and safety measures; post-accident measures; inspection of installations. In annex: list of dangerous substances, with threshold quantities; sample application forms for dangerous substances at an installation; criteria for accident evaluation and information provision after an accident.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; major hazards; hazard evaluation; Latvia
Descriptors (secondary) notification of dangerous substances; law; emergency organization; list of chemical substances
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceLatvia
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Risk evaluation