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Review on the Safety Management System of Facilities Handling Hazardous Chemicals under the Chemicals Control Act

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(7), pp.19-33
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

신창현 1 Chung Soo Lee 1 강재은 1 Ma Byung Chol 1 YOONYI 2 Junheon YOON 3 Park, Jai-hak 4

1환경부 화학물질안전원
2인제대학교
3환경부
4충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

According to the inspection results in 2013, domestic facilities handling hazardous chemicals are very vulnerable to chemical accidents. Moreover, the management of facilities and safety equipment is considerably weak. The 30 percent of chemical accidents occurring after 2003 resulted from the poor safety management of facilities and would have been preventable if appropriate safety measures had been taken. Therefore, the Chemicals Controls Act has significantly reinforced the safety management including facilities, compared to the previous standard, the Toxic Chemicals Control Act. The facilities under the Chemicals Control Act are classified as manufacture․usage, storage, vehicle, pipe that present detailed and concrete safety standards. Storage facilities are also categorized as indoor, outdoor, underground facilities that are special for prevention respectively. These improved safety standards of facilities are expected to be used at the workplace for the definite prevention guideline of chemical accidents. That being said, additional studies have to be conducted in the future both to avoid merely redundant regulations of other laws and to obtain differentiated safety standards differently applicable to toxic chemicals and dangerous chemicals such as fire or explosion.

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