Experts suggest measures to prevent industrial disasters
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 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 03, 2010, 16:17


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