Experts suggest measures to prevent industrial disasters

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 16:17

Hyderabad: Strict adherence to safety
norms, regular review of safety standards and avoiding
residential colonies near chemical industries would prevent
industrial disasters like the Bhopal gas tragedy, experts said
here Wednesday.

"There are a number of lessons learnt from Bhopal gas
tragedy. Some of them pertain to scientific; some of them
pertain to managerial aspect. The incident involved a
trans-national company. It has other dimensions other than
scientific dimensions. One of the things which is bothering
all of us here is the crowding of industries around human
habitations," K V Raghavan, distinguished Professor at the
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), told
reporters.

He was speaking after the inauguration of an
Indo-Dutch seminar and training programme on process safety.
C M Pietersen, CEO, Safety Solution Consultants,
Netherlands, said adopting effective safety standards and
promoting a "safety culture" where the employees are fully
aware of the safety aspects would go a long way in preventing
accidents.

Shyamal Ghosh, a retired bureaucrat, who was involved
in the management of Bhopal gas tragedy, said evaluation of
the processes in the industries and disallowing human
habitations at industrial clusters are important to prevent
accidents.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 16:17

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