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Thirty years after the cataclysm: Toxic risk management in chemical industry

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Año de publicación

2014

Palabras clave

Riesgo, Industria química, Toxicología, Organización, Ciencia, RSE

Título en español

Treinta años después del cataclismo: La gestión del riesgo tóxico en la industria química

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This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in world’s history in which almost four thousand people were killed and tens of thousands were seriously injured by a gas leak from a fertiliser plant. Neither the managers nor the toxicologists knew how poisonous the gas methyl isocynate was; and no one knew the antidote. Over the years there has been change in views and practices relating to handling of toxic substances in chemical industry. Research in inherently safe designs has accelerated. There have been advances in the field of Organisational theory and management of high reliability organisations. Evolution of CSR in the industry has been rapid though it seems more like greenwashing than a substantial change in business practices. (Asthana, A. N., 2014)

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Asthana, A. N. (2014). Thirty years after the cataclysm: Toxic risk management in chemical industry. American-Eurasian Journal of Toxicological Science, 6(1), 1-8. doi:10.5829/idosi.aejts.2014.6.1.660

Anand Narain Asthana

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