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Topic 61: Reactive Hazards

Hazard is defined as a chemical or physical condition that has potential to cause harm to human life, property or the environment and a reactive hazard has potential to initiate a reactive incident. It is an outcome of changes to chemical structure leading to rapid release of energy, heat and gaseous products leading to severe consequences e.g. fire, explosion, or toxic release.

A reactive hazard may involve:

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Vyas Sanjay Safety and Reliability

ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practical) principle is one of the key techniques used to demonstrate application of Safety Management System on a Project /Worksite. It requires that hazards to personnel and the environment are identified, risks from these hazards are understood and that all reasonably practicable steps are taken to minimise the identified risks. It is similar to Best Available Technique which is applied to minimise environmental impacts from activity, product or services.


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