ABSTRACT

Identifying Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Preliminary Screening Method   [open pdf - 234KB]

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Alert as part of its ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment by preventing chemical accidents. EPA is striving to learn the causes and contributing factors associated with chemical accidents and to prevent their recurrence. Major chemical accidents cannot be prevented solely through regulatory requirements. Rather, understanding the fundamental root causes, widely disseminating the lessons learned, and integrating these lessons learned into safe operations are also required. EPA publishes Alerts to increase awareness of possible hazards. It is important that facilities, SERCs, LEPCs, emergency responders, and others review this information and consider whether additional action is needed to address the hazards." This alert addresses the "lack of awareness of the reactive chemical hazards in a facility [that] results in a higher risk of hazardous uncontrolled chemical reactions."

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Date:
2004-05
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/
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pdf
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