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RECORD NUMBER: 24 OF 102
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Encouragement of Technological Change for Preventing Chemical Accidents: Moving Firms from Secondary Prevention and Mitigation to Primary Prevention.|
|Author||Ashford, N. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office.|
|Additional Subjects||Chemical spills ; Hazardous materials spills ; Accident prevention ; Accident risks ; Toxic hazards ; Safety analysis ; Chemical industry ; Industrial accidents ; Materials handling ; Facilities management ; Pollution control ; Safety management ; Safety factors ; Emergency planning ; Engineered safety systems ; Safety engineering ; Personnel development ; Accidents ; Chemical releases ; Primary prevention ; Secondary prevention|
This report reviews the distinction between primary and secondary chemical accident prevention, discusses the dynamics of encouraging technological change in the firm, addresses barriers and incentives relevant to shifting the firm's traditional emphasis on secondary prevention to a more appropriate balance between primary and secondary prevention, and finally, suggests policy instruments to achieve this shift.