A SCHEME FOR RECOGNIZING CHEMICALS AND THEIR HAZARDS IN AN EMERGENCY

In recent years a number of potential emergency situations have arisen following traffic accidents or fires involving chemicals. In an attempt to minimise the danger from such incidents in the U.K., an emergency advice scheme has been established by the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in collaboration with Central Government. As part of the scheme, chemical companies are providing information to facilitate the identification of products and their hazards, and advice for their safe treatment in an emergency. The information is being organised so that it can easily be searched using a computer-based information retrieval system. The data being collected initially are related to the requirements of the public emergency services but they can be extended to meet the needs of other organisations. Indeed, the data bank is being augmented in this way under a contract from the E.E.C.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Cumberland, R F
    • Hebden, M D
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00127838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM