Standing room only at presentation in Brugge

posted Jun 11, 2010, 6:06 AM by Safepark Company
There was standing room only at Niels presentation Tuesday afternoon on the second day of the Loss Prevention 2010 symposium in Brugge.  The point of the presentation titled "25+ years after Bhopal - Have we learned the lesson? Properly NOT!" was the reason for the continuously increasing number of government regulations both in the USA and in Europe since the watershed events at Seveso in 1976 and Bhopal in 1984 is the lag of proactive action by industry and its organizations, such as Responsible Care.
Currently there is however insufficient evidence, that the increased regulation of the industry - expected to further increase as a result of Deepwater Horizon - is actually reducing the number of accidental releases of chemicals or the nummer of fires and explosions involving chemicals.
Each new major event, such as the explosion at BP's Texas City refinery in March 2005 or the explosion at the Buncefield Oil Depot in December 2005, are one of a kind events, even though evidence presented at Loss Prevention 2010 showed this not to be the case.
Safepark Company,
Jun 11, 2010, 6:18 AM