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In response to accidents involving dangerous substances in industrial activities in Europe and all over the world, the European Council passed in 1982 Directive 82/501/EEC, known as the SEVESO Directive, that set out the legal framework for a more systematic control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. The aim of this project is to analyse the existing situation of implementation of safety management systems (SMS) in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and to investigate how ready SMEs are to adopt the new requirements of the SEVESO II Directive.

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Authors: SAFIOLEA E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17761 EN (1998) 88pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199810576 / Last updated on: 1998-05-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en