Major Accidents to the Environment

Major Accidents to the Environment
Author: Ivan Vince
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-08
ISBN: 9780080556369
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Accidents to the Environment Book Excerpt:

If our plant catches fire, when should it be allowed to burn down to prevent pollution? When does enforcement turn into prosecution, following an environmental accident? Will our environmental insurance cover the costs of remediation? This book provides a thorough and practical guide to the environmental aspects of compliance with the Seveso II Directive and COMAH regulations and surrounding issues. It guides readers through the technical, legal and insurance related complexities unique to the environmental aspects of Seveso II/COMAH. Individual chapters and sections written by relevant experts explain the implications of the Directive/Regulations and other laws that relate to major accident hazards. Valuable case studies underpin and illuminate the arguments presented. The comprehensive appendices contain a wealth of further case studies as well as focused supporting information on environmental design, assessment and management of major hazard installations, for safety, prevention and environmental professionals, risk assessors, insurers, managers and their legal advisors. Dr Ivan Vince is Director of ASK Consultants and co-founder of one of the first industrial risk consultancies in Eastern Europe. He has investigated several environmental accidents. Related titles: Introduction to Emergency Management, 2e Haddow and Bullock 978-0-7506-7961-9 Introduction to International Disaster Management, Coppola 978-0-7506-7982-4 Learning from Accidents, 3e, Kletz 978-0-7506-4883-7 * This is the only guide to working with and implementing the Seveso II-Directive and COMAH regulations * Written by leading risk management, scientific, legal, and engineering experts, this book provides all of the key elements an organization must manage in order to comply * Accompanied by a comprehensive data handbook that enables managers and health & safety professionals to assess and apply the approaches required in the Directives

Major Accidents to the Environment

Major Accidents to the Environment
Author: Ivan Vince
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780750683890
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Accidents to the Environment Book Excerpt:

If our plant catches fire, when should it be allowed to burn down to prevent pollution? When does enforcement turn into prosecution, following an environmental accident? Will our environmental insurance cover the costs of remediation? This book provides a thorough and practical guide to the environmental aspects of compliance with the Seveso II Directive and COMAH regulations and surrounding issues. It guides readers through the technical, legal and insurance related complexities unique to the environmental aspects of Seveso II/COMAH. Individual chapters and sections written by relevant experts explain the implications of the Directive/Regulations and other laws that relate to major accident hazards. Valuable case studies underpin and illuminate the arguments presented. The comprehensive appendices contain a wealth of further case studies as well as focused supporting information on environmental design, assessment and management of major hazard installations, for safety, prevention and environmental professionals, risk assessors, insurers, managers and their legal advisors. Dr Ivan Vince is Director of ASK Consultants and co-founder of one of the first industrial risk consultancies in Eastern Europe. He has investigated several environmental accidents. Related titles: Introduction to Emergency Management, 2e Haddow and Bullock 978-0-7506-7961-9 Introduction to International Disaster Management, Coppola 978-0-7506-7982-4 Learning from Accidents, 3e, Kletz 978-0-7506-4883-7 * This is only guide to working with and implementing the Seveso II-Directive and COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) regulations * Written by leading risk management, scientific, legal, and engineering experts, this book provides all of the key elements an organisation must manage in order to comply * Accompanied by a comprehensive data handbook that enables managers and health & safety professionals to assess and apply the approaches required in the Directives

Assessing the Health Consequences of Major Chemical Incidents

Assessing the Health Consequences of Major Chemical Incidents
Author: Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich
Publsiher: WHO Regional Office Europe
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9789289013437
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing the Health Consequences of Major Chemical Incidents Book Excerpt:

This book is directed specifically to the public health official or epidemiologist who may need to plan or undertake an epidemiological study of populations exposed to chemicals through major accidents or environmental contamination. Realizing the potential contribution of epidemiology to the management of chemical incidents is an important step in creating an effective mulidisciplinary response.

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Author: R E Hester,R M Harrison
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN: 184755184X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Assessment and Risk Management Book Excerpt:

Risk assessment is considered by many analysts to be an objective scientific tool. It is considered to be variously influenced by broader issues which in turn have important practical implications both for risk assessors and decision makers. Risk Assessment and Risk Management examines a range of practical applications of risk assessment methods and risk management procedures in the broad context of environmental science and technology. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, the articles cover a variety of areas, with reference to subjects as diverse as BSE, the use of risk assessment in government, using computer modelling as an aid to risk assessment in the case of accidental contamination of rivers and estuaries, quantitative cancer risk assessment related to carcinogens in the environment, landfilling of household wastes, environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals, and aquatic risk assessment and management of pesticides. This book provides a detailed and wide-ranging review of the many aspects of risk assessment and risk management which have excited so much debate and controversy in recent times. It will be essential reading for all those involved in the assessment and management of risk, particularly in the context of environmental science.

Risk Analysis and Reduction in the Chemical Process Industry

Risk Analysis and Reduction in the Chemical Process Industry
Author: J.M. Santamaría Ramiro,P.A. Braña Aísa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Analysis and Reduction in the Chemical Process Industry Book Excerpt:

Concern for the environment has become one of the big issues in modern society, and one of the chief concerns is the environmental impact of modern industrial production. A particularly sensitive issue is the possibility of accidents in industries where there may be severe consequences for people, property and the environment. At one time the nuclear industry was seen as the most likely to be the cause of significant environmental damage, but after the occurrence of several major accidents such as Seveso, Flixborough and Bhopal, that concern extends to much of the chemicals industry. Pressure from society, reflected by strong legislation, coupled with a greater understanding of the impact that chemical processing operations can have, has led to the adoption of higher profile safety and environmental management programs within the chemical industry. Under these programmes existing and new processes are rigorously examined to determine the possible causes and consequences of failure, and the results used to improve the process to make failure less likely. Any process audit, aimed at improving safety or lessening the environmental impact, cannot be carried out using intuition or experience alone, so the discipline of risk analysis has grown as a collection of tools and methods which can be utilized to give a quantitative assessment of the risks involved in operating any given process. In this new book the authors present risk analysis and reduction in a clear and unified way, emphasizing the various different methods which can be used together in a global approach to risk analysis in the chemical process industries. Originally conceived as a text book for graduate level courses in chemical engineering, the clear presentation and thorough coverage will ensure that anyone involved in risk assessment, environmental impact assessment or safety planning will find this book an invaluable source of reference.

Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents

Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents
Author: International Labour Office
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 84
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9789221085034
Category: Accidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Book Excerpt:

Mining and the Environment

Mining and the Environment
Author: Karlheinz Spitz,John Trudinger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 1351183656
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mining and the Environment Book Excerpt:

The history of mining is replete with controversy of which much is related to environmental damage and consequent community outrage. Over recent decades, this has led to increased pressure to improve the environmental and social performance of mining operations, particularly in developing countries. The industry has responded by embracing the ideals of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Mining and the Environment identifies and discusses the wide range of social and environmental issues pertaining to mining, with particular reference to mining in developing countries, from where many of the project examples and case studies have been selected. Following an introductory overview of pressing issues, the book illustrates how environmental and social impact assessment, such as defined in "The Equator Principles", integrates with the mining lifecycle and how environmental and social management aims to eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive mining impacts. Practical approaches are provided for managing issues ranging from land acquisition and resettlement of Indigenous peoples, to the technical aspects of acid rock drainage and mine waste management. Moreover, thorough analyses of ways and means of sharing non-transitory mining benefits with host communities are presented to allow mining to provide sustainable benefits for the affected communities. This second edition of Mining and the Environment includes new chapters on Health Impact Assessment, Biodiversity and Gender Issues, all of which have become more important since the first edition appeared a decade ago. The wide coverage of issues and the many real-life case studies make this practice-oriented book a reference and key reading. It is intended for environmental consultants, engineers, regulators and operators in the field and for students to use as a course textbook. As much of the matter applies to the extractive industries as a whole, it will also serve environmental professionals in the oil and gas industries. Karlheinz Spitz and John Trudinger both have multiple years of experience in the assessment of mining projects around the world. The combination of their expertise and knowledge about social, economic, and environmental performance of mining and mine waste management has resulted in this in-depth coverage of the requirements for responsible and sustainable mining.

Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident

Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 497
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl, Ukraine, 1986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident Book Excerpt:

Proceedings of a symposium jointly organized with FAO, UNEP and WHO, Vienna, 16-20 October 1989. Scientific research on the after-effects of the Chernobyl accident on the environment and on human health has provided new data pertaining to large scale contamination. Papers at the symposium covered a wide range of subjects, including monitoring of radioactive contaminants in the environment, levels of radioactive contamination of farmland, agricultural crops and dairy products in subsequent years, and methods for minimizing contamination of feed and food.

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework
Author: Chenaz B. Seelarbokus
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 0323859143
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework Book Excerpt:

International Environmental Cooperation and the Global Sustainability Capital Framework offers an integrated analysis of international environmental cooperation (IEC) and global sustainability. From a strategic management perspective, the book develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability. The book provides an in-depth examination of the significance of state participation in international environmental agreements (IEAs), and analyzes the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs. Through the Sustainability Capital Framework, the book delineates the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability. Develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability from a strategic management perspective Discusses the imperative for IEC through the novel lens of our common vulnerabilities and contingent survivability in the face of global environmental change Presents a detailed discussion of the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs Identifies the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability Analyzes the human and environmental impacts of war, a core barrier to IEC and global sustainability Highlights the human and moral dimensions of global sustainability

Avoiding and Managing Environmental Damage from Major Industrial Accidents

Avoiding and Managing Environmental Damage from Major Industrial Accidents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental protection
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avoiding and Managing Environmental Damage from Major Industrial Accidents Book Excerpt:

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Author: Riki Therivel,Graham Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 1317236513
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Book Excerpt:

Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) is an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful ESIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods for carrying out the processes required. Riki Therivel and Graham Wood bring together the latest advice on best practice from experienced practitioners to ensure an ESIA is carried out effectively and efficiently. This new edition: • explains how an ESIA works and how it should be carried out • demonstrates the links between socio-economic, cultural, environmental and ecological systems and assessments • incorporates the World Bank’s IFC performance standards, and best practice examples from developing as well as developed countries • includes new chapters on emerging ESIA topics such as climate change, ecosystem services, cultural impacts, resource efficiency, land acquisition and involuntary resettlement. Invaluable to undergraduate and MSc students of ESIA on planning, ecology, geography and environment courses, this internationally oriented fourth edition of Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment is also of great use to planners, ESIA practitioners and professionals seeking to update their skills.

Health and Environmental Impact Assessment

Health and Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: British Medical Association
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1134067011
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Environmental Impact Assessment Book Excerpt:

This text shows why we need to develop an integrated approach to health and environmental impact assessment of development projects, and how this might be achieved. Case studies and examples are provided

Introduction to Environmental Management

Introduction to Environmental Management
Author: Brian Waters
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 135159835X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Environmental Management Book Excerpt:

This book is directly aligned to the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management, which is a qualification aimed primarily at those in business who influence the environmental performance of their organisation by the decisions that they make as managers or the actions that they take as operators. This book aims to provide an introduction to the main areas of concern and how the challenges can be addressed. This new edition takes account of recent changes in international guidance and legislation and the recent update of the International Standard in Environmental Management ISO 14001. The contents are important for businesses that wish to stay within the law and avoid adverse publicity. It explains how the concept of sustainability can be achieved in practice and what benefits – especially financial – that can accrue. Recent developments in the definitions of sustainability and the growing interest in the circular economy are introduced. It pays to be ahead of the game because decisions made now need to reflect an awareness of the coming pressures and there are opportunities available that can bring other benefits. This book is intended for candidates for the NEBOSH qualification, but it will also be useful to anyone who wishes to understand the problems and how they can be tackled within their own organisations, be they industry, public service, voluntary bodies, or even as individuals.

Understanding and Managing Threats to the Environment in South Eastern Europe

Understanding and Managing Threats to the Environment in South Eastern Europe
Author: Gorazd Meško,Dejana Dimitrijević,Charles B. Fields
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN: 9400706111
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Managing Threats to the Environment in South Eastern Europe Book Excerpt:

This volume presents reflections on a variety of environmental issues in South-Eastern Europe from diverse contemporary scientific disciplines. The contributions address many crucial issues including national environmental policies, economic instruments for preventing crimes against the environment, international waste trafficking, threats to air, water and soil due to mining, management of dump areas, environment protection and food safety from a perspective of public health. The book will be a useful resource for researchers, developers and decision makers interested in the stability and sustainable development of the South-Eastern European countries.

Environmental Law in Norway

Environmental Law in Norway
Author: Hans Christian Bugge
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 9041195580
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Law in Norway Book Excerpt:

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides ready access to legislation and practice concerning the environment in Norway. A general introduction covers geographic considerations, political, social and cultural aspects of environmental study, the sources and principles of environmental law, environmental legislation, and the role of public authorities. The main body of the book deals first with laws aimed directly at protecting the environment from pollution in specific areas such as air, water, waste, soil, noise, and radiation. Then, a section on nature and conservation management covers protection of natural and cultural resources such as monuments, landscapes, parks and reserves, wildlife, agriculture, forests, fish, subsoil, and minerals. Further treatment includes the application of zoning and land-use planning, rules on liability, and administrative and judicial remedies to environmental issues. There is also an analysis of the impact of international and regional legislation and treaties on environmental regulation. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for environmental lawyers handling cases affecting Norway. Academics and researchers, as well as business investors and the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative environmental law and policy.

Environmental Management in Organizations

Environmental Management in Organizations
Author: John Brady,Alison Ebbage,Ruth Lunn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1135072469
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Management in Organizations Book Excerpt:

Environmental issues can present some daunting operational concerns for all types of organization, whether in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Managing them requires environmental professionals with a working knowledge of the rapidly developing body of regulatory measures. This new edition of Environmental Management in Organizations provides all the management tools, performance measures and communication strategies that organizations need to manage their environmental responsibilities effectively. Leading experts on each topic provide focused explanations and clear practical guidance, as well as setting out the context and the key environmental and management drivers. This edition significantly updates the original handbook to take account of developments in the environmental agenda, including new dedicated chapters on climate change, energy, transport, biodiversity and chemicals. Published with IEMA.

Spain Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook Strategic Information Basic Laws and Regulations

Spain Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook   Strategic Information  Basic Laws and Regulations
Author: IBP, Inc
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1433078236
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spain Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook Strategic Information Basic Laws and Regulations Book Excerpt:

Spain Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook

Managing Safety

Managing Safety
Author: Kishor Bhagwati
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2007-02-27
ISBN: 3527609598
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Safety Book Excerpt:

What are accidents? Are they just statistics that your safety department sends to you monthly and which you glance over and ask yourself whether the safety professional you have employed is doing his job right? Aimed primarily at top and middle management, this book adopts the new approach to preventing serious incidents rather than minimal compliance with regulations. It takes you step-by-simple-step to show how accidents can be avoided with little effort and money, allowing you to reap the rewards such an injury-free culture brings: higher worker morale, better product quality, and maximum productivity. Plus the inner satisfaction of reaching a goal that is worth striving for, namely zero accidents.

The Implementation of the Seveso Directives in an Enlarged Europe

The Implementation of the Seveso Directives in an Enlarged Europe
Author: Barbara Pozzo
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 9041128549
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Implementation of the Seveso Directives in an Enlarged Europe Book Excerpt:

At head of title: Kluwer law international

Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment 1996

Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment  1996
Author: United Nations Environment Programme
Publsiher: UNEP/Earthprint
Total Pages: 506
Release: 1996-12-31
ISBN: 9280716417
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment 1996 Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive listing of multilateral environmental law treaties compiled to inform the UN Governing Council and General Assembly of any new international conventions concluded in the field of the environment and of the status of existing conventions. Each entry includes the full official title, objective, summary of provisions, and membership. Dates of treaties covered: 1921-1995.