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Publications of the JRC Major Accident Hazards Bureau

 SITE INDEX:   Lessons learned bulletins   -  International collaborations -  Seveso inspection series  -  Common inspection criteria  -  Good practice exchanges  -  Special studies and reports   -  Substances  -  Accident analysisSeveso implementation   -   Capacity building   -  Guidance for Seveso Directive implementation  -  Land-use planning  -   MAPP/Safety Management Systems (SMS)   -   Safety reports   -   Seveso inspections   -  Scientific articles  -  IChemE Loss Prevention Bulletin articles


Natech Risk Management – Common Inspection Criteria



Learning lessons from accidents - Good Practice Report



Learning lessons from accidents - Extended workshop report with survey results, theory and good practice


Fabbri, L. et al., 2020.  Global sensitivity analysis of the ADAM dispersion module


Allford , L. and M. H. Wood. 
Accident analysis benchmarking exercise: Project report


Accidents involving liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – Lessons Learned Bulletin


Maintenance of Primary Containment Systems – Common Inspection Criteria


Process Safety Performance Indicators – Good Practice Report



Fabbri, L. and Wood. M. 2019.  Accident damage assessment module (ADAM)

  Wood, M. and L. Fabbri. 2019. Challenges and opportunities for assessing global progress in reducing chemical accident risks


Learning from incidents involving liquefied natural gas (LNG) on fixed sites  


Pressure relief valves - Common Inspection Criteria


  Baranzini et al. 2019. Capacity building measures for chemical accident prevention and preparedness:    

Chen, Q., M. Wood, and J. Zhao. 2019. Case study of the Tianjin acciden



  Handbook of scenarios for assessing chemical accident risks



Wood et al. 2018.  Technological risk - chemical disasters. 





Lessons Learned from accidents involving …

Issue 1

Hydrogen (en pdf / html), Wasserstoff (de pdf)

Issue 2

Contractors (en pdf / html), Fremdfirmenmitarbeitern (de), antreprenori(ro),
ონტრაქტორებს (ქა)კ,المقاولين (عربى)

Issue 3

Impact to the environment (en pdf / html), Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt (de),
impact semnificativ pentru mediu (ro), მნიშვნელოვანი გავლენა გარემოს ((ქა),
تأثير كبير على البيئة (عربى)

Issue 4

Corrosion-related accidents in petroleum oil refineries (en pdf / html), Korrosionsbedingte Unfälle in Erdölraffinerien (de)

Issue 5

Fertilizers (en pdf / html), Düngemitteln (de), îngrășăminte(ro), სასუქები (ქა), الأسمدة (عربى)

Issue 6

Natech accidents (en pdf / html), Natech-Unfälle (de), accidente Natech (ro),
Natech ავარიების (ქა), من الحوادث Natech (عربى)

Issue 7

Ageing (en pdf / html), Alterung (de), veroudering (nl), îmbătrânirea populației (ro), მოძველებული (ქა),  بالشيخوخة (عربى)

Issue 8

Explosives (en pdf / html), Explosivstoffen (de), Explosieven (nl)

Issue 9

Runaway reactions (en pdf / html), runaway reacties (nl)


Emergency response series (ER)

Issue 10

ER1 Evacuation and sheltering  (en pdf / html), ER1 Leerpunten van incidentbestrijding – Evacuatie en schuilen (nl)

Issue 11

ER2 Firefighter preparedness and protection (en pdf / html), ER2 – Leerpunten van incidentbestrijding –Voorbereiding en bescherming van de brandweer (nl)

Issue 12

ER3 Emergency response failures and successes (en pdf / html), ER3 Leerpunten van incidentbestrijding – Mislukte en geslaagde incidentbestrijding (nl)


Chinese edition 中文版


Selected Lessons Learned Analyses in Chinese (MAHB简报3-1_in Chinese), 用中文学习中文

Issue 13

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on fixed sites (en pdf / htmlLeren van incidenten met vloeibaar aardgas
(LNG) op vaste locaties (nl)

Issue 14

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (en pdf / html(Leren van incidenten met tot vloeistof verdicht gas (LPG)(nl))

Special Issue
Covid-19 #1

Pandemic Measures and Chemical Process Safety (en pdf / html疫情应对措施和化工过程安全 (中文) Pandemische maatregelen en chemische procesveiligheid (nl) Środki na wypadek pandemii i bezpieczeństwo procesów chemicznych (pl)

Special Issue Covid-19 #2

Risk of oxygen fires in hospitals treating Covid-19 patients (en pdf html)



Links to these publications can also be found in html form with checklist questions on the Seveso Inspection Series webpage

Common Inspection Criteria

For html versions, go to the Common Inspection Criteria website

Good Practice Reports

           No. 11
          Learning lessons from accidents
                 Short version



Seveso implementation

Capacity building for chemical accident prevention and preparedness

Accident analysis and investigation
  Accident Analysis Benchmarking Exercise:  Project Report


Land-Use Planning

MAPP/Safety Management Systems

Safety Reports

Seveso Inspections

For Seveso Legislation text, see the DG ENV Seveso webpage at: 


IChemE Loss Prevention Bulletin Articles