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What is Major Accident

Safety and Security Issues in Technical Infrastructures
An emergency event such as an explosion, fire or leakage of a toxic substance in an industrial plant that causes death or personal injury, property damage or environmental contamination.
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Industry Process Safety: Major Accident Risk Assessment
Ales Bernatik (VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 35
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3059-7.ch005
This chapter deals with the issue of process safety in industrial companies and major accident prevention. In the present-day technologically advanced world, industrial accidents appear ever more frequently, and the field of major accident prevention has become a dynamically developing discipline. With accelerating technical progress, risks of industrial accidents are to be reduced. In the first part, possible approaches to quantitative risk assessment are presented; and continuing it focuses on the system of risk management in industrial establishments. This chapter aims at providing experiences, knowledge, as well as new approaches to the prevention of major accidents caused by the implementation of the Seveso III Directive.
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