Technical guidelines on reporting accidents to the MARS 3.0 database
The European Commission's Major Accident Reporting System (MARS) is based on the requirements of the Seveso Directive and dedicated to collecting and analysing in a consistent way data on major industrial accidents involving dangerous substances from the Member States of the European Union. In its new version 3.0, MARS represents a modern information exchange and analysis tool. The objective of this guideline is to provide the necessary technical background information on how to interpret the data fields in MARS 3.0 and thus to define the contents of the data to be notified. The technical concepts of each data requirement are explained and examples are provided to better illustrate the use of different variables.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17734 EN (1998) 74pp.
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199810453 / Last updated on: 1998-04-08
Original language: en
Available languages: en