CHEMICAL SAFETY: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

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Recent reports have shown that, despite efforts to the contrary, chemical accidents continue to occur at an unacceptable rate and there is no evidence that this rate is decreasing. Based on this observation, one can conclude that previous analyses have not accurately identified and implemented appropriate fixes to eliminate identified root causes for chemical events. Based on this, it is time to reevaluate chemical accident data with a fresh eye and determine (a) what corrective actions have already been identified but have not been implemented, (b) what other root causes may be involved, and (c) what new corrective actions should ... continued below

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Simmons, F August 5, 2008.

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Recent reports have shown that, despite efforts to the contrary, chemical accidents continue to occur at an unacceptable rate and there is no evidence that this rate is decreasing. Based on this observation, one can conclude that previous analyses have not accurately identified and implemented appropriate fixes to eliminate identified root causes for chemical events. Based on this, it is time to reevaluate chemical accident data with a fresh eye and determine (a) what corrective actions have already been identified but have not been implemented, (b) what other root causes may be involved, and (c) what new corrective actions should be taken to eliminate these newly identified root causes.

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  • Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Health and Safety

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  • Report No.: SRNS-STI-2008-00015
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-08SR22470
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jchas.2007.08.001 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 936857
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc900991

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Simmons, F. CHEMICAL SAFETY: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, article, August 5, 2008; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc900991/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.