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Revista de Ingeniería 2012, (37)

Autor: Ana Maria Cruz



Revista de Ingeniería ISSN: 0121-4993 Universidad de Los Andes Colombia Cruz, Ana Maria Challenges in Natech Risk Reduction Revista de Ingeniería, núm.
37, julio-diciembre, 2012, pp.
79-86 Universidad de Los Andes Bogotá, Colombia Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative DOSSIER Challenges in Natech Risk Reduction Desafíos en la reducción de riesgos Natech Ana Maria Cruz (1) (1) Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, and IUT, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France., Recibido 22 de enero de 2013, aprobado 27 de enero de 2013. Key words Natech, industry, chemical accidents, risk management, risk governance. Palabras claves Natech, industria, accidentes químicos, gestión de riesgos, gobernanza de riegos. Abstract Natech refers to a conjoint natural and technological hazard or accident.
This paper is concerned with Natechs involving hazards arising from the handling, processing and-or storage of hazardous materials, as well as the transportation of oil and gas by pipeline.
Risk management of chemical accident hazards has generally been carried out using industrial risk management regulations and practices, engineering safety codes and standards, environmental regulations, and land use planning.
However, there is evidence that existing regulations and practices may not                  Natechs have not been factored in.
Awareness of the need to better address Natech risk has been on the rise; never           gula...

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