A systems approach to the control of chemical disasters

Krishna Murti, C. R. (1986) A systems approach to the control of chemical disasters Current Science, 55 (21). pp. 1064-1066. ISSN 0011-3891

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A systems approach is suggested for interlinking the three main components of a chemical accident: the event, the target and the effects. Such an approach helps in identifying information gaps vitally needed for establishing cause-effect relationship, forassessing risks from continuing or long term effects and for developing preventive measures for reducing injury from chemical accidents. Feasible classification modes of accidents such as during production, processing, distribution, transport and dismissal can be conveniently incorporated. Contingency and rehabilitation plans can be put in proper perspective so that the support infrastructure needed can be established and updated. Areas of research to be pursued on proirity basis to get feedback on methods for assessing risks can be delineated along with programmes for the development of the required technical manpower.

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