- Volume 13 Issue 1
Recently, industrial accidents have occurred in various patterns due to the diversity of industries and the integration of facilities. Especially, the major accidents affect broad area and result in huge loss of lives and properties. Domestic researches on techniques for keeping away from such hazardous danger have been actively performed but their activities are limited in some institutes and universities. In advanced countries, integrated management systems like Seveso Directive of EU and OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Act) of U.S.A. have been legislated along with the systematic research activities. In Korea, the integrated safety management systems called SMS(Safety Management System) and PSM(Process Safety Management) have been applied to major industries. These systems made chemical industries manage the process safety information by collecting and arranging safety data by themselves. In order to implement the system successfully, it is urgently required to prepare a tool for searching and accumulating process safety data systematically. In this study, a computerized prototype of Risk Assessment System which is essential to SMS and PSM was developed as a main system and data base as subsystem to handle safety information.