Recent accidents and safety activities in Japan

Kazuhiko Suzuki, Yoshiomi Munesawa, Atsuko Nakai

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Abstract

In past few years, there have been many catastrophic explosions and fires in chemical industries in Japan. By investigating these accidents, specific lessons have been learned. These lessons learned should be implemented in terms of safety education of the employees and/or safety measures of the equipment and facilities resulting in a rapid decrease of corresponding accident frequencies. In this paper, recent accidents in process industries and safety activities in Japan are presented. And intelligent operation support system is also shown as an example of the way to prevent accidents in chemical industries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIChE 2013 - 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2013
Event2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, AIChE 2013 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 28 2013May 2 2013

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, AIChE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period4/28/135/2/13

Keywords

  • Accidents
  • Operation support
  • Safety culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Suzuki, K., Munesawa, Y., & Nakai, A. (2013). Recent accidents and safety activities in Japan. In AIChE 2013 - 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings (AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings).