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2017
International efforts for industrial and chemical accidents prevention, preparedness and response (June 2017)

The brochure has been prepared by the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Industrial and Chemical Accidents. The Inter-Agency Coordination Group is an informal forum that brings together international organizations and institutions  ...
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (April 2017)

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - as amended on 15 December 2015 Full Text
Cross-border concerns, shared strategies (January 2017)

Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, they have severe consequences on human health and the environment, including in other affected countries. The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention helps its Parties  ...
2016
An overview of methodologies for hazard rating of industrial sites (November 2016)

This report provides an overview of hazard rating systems used by competent authorities in various UNECE member States for prioritising resources and directing attention to chemical hazard sites and industries  ...
Checklist for contingency planning for accidents affecting transboundary waters (November 2016)

The checklist for contingency planning for accidents affecting transboundary waters was prepared by the Joint Ad Hoc Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, following a decision by theConference of  ...
Sustainable Development Goals (postcard) (August 2016)

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Sustainable Development Goals (postcard) August 2016 Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, they have severe consequences on human health and the  ...
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (postcard) (August 2016)

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (postcard) August 2016 Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, they have severe consequences on human  ...
Improving the safety of industrial tailings management facilities based on the example of Ukrainian facilities (January 2016)

The failure of tailings management facilities is a major problem worldwide that regularly leads to severe disasters. To address this problem, a methodology for tailings safety – comprised of a  ...
2015
Safety guidelines and good industry practices for Oil Terminals (October 2015)

The Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Oil Terminals were developed within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) project on hazard and crisis management in  ...
Safety guidelines and good practices for Pipelines (May 2015)

In response to the need to improve pipeline safety, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member countries decided to jointly develop safety guidelines and good practices for pipelines  ...
2014
User-friendly version of the Benchmarks for the implementation of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (December 2014)

Since 2008, all assistance activities under the Assistance Programme are based on the Strategic Approach. The Strategic Approach is designed to enhance the efforts of participating countries in the implementation  ...
Cartoons on the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (October 2014)

The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents deals with prevention, preparedness and response to industrial accidents with possible transboundary consequences. Being informed of these topics is important -  ...
Safety guidelines and good practices for Tailings Management Facilities (May 2014)

Safety guidelines and good practices for Tailings Management Facilities May 2014 Available in English and Russian  Failures at Tailings Management Facilities (TMFs) may lead to major environmental catastrophes with devastating effects on humans  ...
2013
MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°4 (December 2013)

MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°4 - Corrosion-related accidents in petroleum oil refineries All MAHBulletins can be found at: http://ipsc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php?id=503
MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°3 (June 2013)

MAHB Lessons Learned n°3 - Major accidents having significant impact to the environment All MAHBulletins can be found at:http://ipsc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php?id=503
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (May 2013)

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - as amended on 19 March 2008 Full Text
Introduction to Industrial Accidents (on-line training course) (February 2013)

Available in Chinese, English, French and Russian. On-line training course of approximately 3 hours. Registration required. No cost. Produced by UNECE, the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit and UNEP, Geneva, 2013. This course is recommended  ...
2012
MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°2 (December 2012)

MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°2 - Major accidents involving contractors (Dec 2012) All MAHBulletins can be found at: http://ipsc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php?id=503
The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents: Twenty years of Prevention, Preparedness and Response (October 2012)

Available in English 27 pp., Geneva, 2012 The Convention was adopted 20 years ago, in 1992, to protect people and the environment against industrial accidents that can have transboundary effects.  ...
Corporate governace for process safety: Guidance for senior leaders in high hazard industries (June 2012)

The Chemical Accidents Programme developed this Corporate Governance for Process Safety to establich good practice for senior decision makers who have the authority to influence the direction and culture of  ...
MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°1 (June 2012)

MAHB Lessons Learned Bulletin n°1 - Issue on accidents involving Hydrogen (Jun 2012) All MAHBulletins can be found at: http://ipsc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php?id=503
Sectoral Checklist for Preparation and Inspection of a Safety Report (February 2012)

Available in English and Russian 26 pp., Geneva, 2012 This checklist system was developed to support the preparation, auditing and inspection of safety reports. Please see also the accompanying Guidelines. Contents Introduction to system of  ...
Guidelines (to the Sectoral Checklist) for Preparation and Inspection of a Safety Report (February 2012)

Available in English and Russian 56 pp., Geneva, 2012 These guidelines have been developed to provide detailed guidance and instructions on use of a checklist system that was developed to support the  ...
2010
The Assistance Programme: The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (October 2010)

Available in English and Russian (ECE/CP.TEIA/21, 18 pp.) New York and Geneva, 2010 The Assitance Programme was launched in 2004 in order to support Parties and ECE countries with economies in transition to  ...
2008
Safety guidelines and good practices for pipelines (December 2008)

Available in English, French and Russian (ECE/CP.TEIA/16, 25 pp.) Geneva, 2008 The guidelines contain the principles and key elements for the safe transport of hazardous substances by pipeline, whether transboundary or not. The  ...
2005
UNECE Industrial Accidents Notification System (December 2005)

Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/CP.TEIA/13, 36 pp.) New York & Geneva 2005 The document contains the basic information about the UNECE Industrial Accidents Notification System and the description of its  ...
2004
Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters (August 2004)

Available here in English, French and Russian (each 24 pp.). Printed version: Available in English, French and Russian together. (ECE/MP.WAT/11, 50 pp.) New York & Geneva, 2004
2001
Rules of procedure of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (December 2001)

Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/CP.TEIA/3, 45 pp.) New York and Geneva, 2001 ISBN 92-1-016349-4 Sales No. E/F/R.01.II.E.11 The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, drawn up under the auspices of the  ...