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A Study on the Way to Revitalize Resident Notification System of Hazardous Chemicals

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2018, 14(6), pp.41-50
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2018.14.6.41
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : May 10, 2018
  • Accepted : June 25, 2018
  • Published : June 30, 2018

Yu-Kyung Jung 1 Myeong Ji Lee 1 Hwa Jin Heo 2 Joong Don Park 1 Junheon YOON 3 Chang-Hyun Shin 1

1화학물질안전원
2환경부 화학물질안전원
3환경부

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ABSTRACT

As hazardous chemical accidents continue to occur, information on the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace has been constantly required. According to the Chemical Control Act of 2015, those who deal with hazardous chemical substance in excess of a certain quantity should prepare and carry out the plan for accident prevention, out-of-court evaluation and emergency response. In accordance with the obligation to notify the residents, the workplace that complies with the risk management plan is required to notify the residents within the impact range of the chemical accident by means of written notice, individual explanation, or collective communication, However, the operators who are obliged to report information on hazardous chemical substances to be handled feel too much burden. In this study, we introduced the resident notification system developed by the National Institute of Chemical Safety in Korea which newly defines the employer’s responsibility of risk communication in the workplace. We then analyzed the statistics on resident notifications in Korea and compared them with the public data from COMAH in UK to discuss the future directions.

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