An Analysis of Hazardous Chemical Accidents in China between 2006 and 2017
AbstractFrom the perspective of characteristics and causes, probability and forecast, and safety management evaluation, this paper analyzes 3974 hazardous chemical casualty accidents that occurred between 2006 and 2017 in China. The trends, monthly and hourly distributions, lifecycles, chemical and accident types, and the direct and indirect causes of casualty accidents are analyzed first. To estimate the probability of casualty accidents, the Poisson regression model is employed. The time series model is developed to forecast the number of casualty accidents. The safety management of hazardous chemicals is evaluated based on an inverted U-shaped curve that fits the relationship between the number of casualty accidents and petrochemical industry outputs. Moreover, measures for improving the safety management of hazardous chemicals are provided based on the analysis, forecast, and evaluation. The results show that the probability of 200–600 casualty accidents occurring per year in China is 59.10%. Sixteen of thirty provinces are identified as having better safety management with regard to hazardous chemicals. View Full-Text
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Zhao, L.; Qian, Y.; Hu, Q.-M.; Jiang, R.; Li, M.; Wang, X. An Analysis of Hazardous Chemical Accidents in China between 2006 and 2017. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2935.
Zhao L, Qian Y, Hu Q-M, Jiang R, Li M, Wang X. An Analysis of Hazardous Chemical Accidents in China between 2006 and 2017. Sustainability. 2018; 10(8):2935.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Laijun; Qian, Ying; Hu, Qing-Mi; Jiang, Ran; Li, Meiting; Wang, Xulei. 2018. "An Analysis of Hazardous Chemical Accidents in China between 2006 and 2017." Sustainability 10, no. 8: 2935.
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