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The aim of this study is to examine the policies of the European Union for the control of major accident hazards. The emphasis is given on the legislative framework as this is expressed by the Directive 96/82/EC. This report is divided into three main chapters. In chapter 1, the policy of the European Union on the control of major accident hazards is analysed. In chapter 2, the case study is presented. A Greek refinery has been selected and a safety audit has been carried out on-site. A questionnaire helped to make an evaluation of the plant safety comparing it to other major hazard plants in Europe. The results of this comparison are discussed together with other dedicated projects on evaluation of the site. The Greek legislative framework for the control of major accidents is briefly presented in this chapter. In chapter 3, various aspects related to safety performance measurements are discussed. The cost of safety and the effect of the size of a company on its safety management system are analysed.

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Authors: LOUPASIS S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17345 (1997) 85pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199710821 / Last updated on: 1997-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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