Revision of OECD’s Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents

Survey: Help with the updating of the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents

The OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response are being updated and revised. Visitors to the EEC are asked to provide their feedback on the Guiding Principles via a brand-new online survey, which is open from now until 8 September!

The current edition of the OECD Guiding Principles was published in 2003. These principles provide a foundation for the safe planning and operation of facilities with hazardous substances in order to prevent accidents and mitigate adverse effects of accidents when they do occur. The updating will take place from 2017-2020: it is still in its early stages, giving those who take this survey the chance to influence the revision process from the start. The next meeting will take place from 10-12 October in Paris as a special session of the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents.

The survey below has been prepared by the steering group leading the revision of the Guiding Principles. Feedback will help indicate how the revised version of the Principles can provide value and best meet the needs of its users. Feedback is encouraged from all types of stakeholders: public authorities, the private sector, international agencies, NGOs, academics, and others!

To take the quick online survey, please click here. Your input is greatly appreciated!

 

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