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Special Inspection And Rectification Of The Storage Safety Of Hazardous Chemicals Nationwide

Aug 06, 2020

The Office of the Security Committee of the State Council and the Emergency Management Department held a national video conference on production safety to learn from the lessons of the major explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, to deploy a special inspection and rectification of the storage safety of hazardous chemicals nationwide, and to emulate the implementation of safety precautionary measures in other industries. Resolutely curb serious and serious accidents and ensure the stability of safety production. Huang Ming, deputy director of the State Council’s Security Committee and secretary of the Party Committee of the Emergency Management Department, presided over the meeting and delivered a speech.

The meeting pointed out that my country is a major chemical country in the world, and there are a large number of ports, docks, warehouses, storage yards, and transport vehicles and ships involving hazardous chemicals, and safety risks are increasing. All regions, departments, and units must deeply realize that major accidents and various explosion accidents have severely impacted the people’s sense of security, and that the people’s yearning for a better life and the increasing expectations for a sense of security in the new era must always be addressed. Life first and safety first run through all work and the entire process of safe production, correctly handle the relationship between epidemic prevention and control, resumption of work and production, and strict implementation of local territorial management responsibilities, departmental "three must" supervision responsibilities and The main responsibility of the enterprise is to tightly control the "bull nose" of curbing major accidents, effectively prevent and resolve major safety risks, and firmly hold the bottom line of safety.

The meeting emphasized that it is necessary to immediately carry out a special inspection and rectification of the storage safety of hazardous chemicals nationwide, focusing on ports, docks, logistics warehouses, and chemical parks. The emergency management department shall supervise the relevant production and operation enterprises to implement measures such as cooling, ventilation, and keeping away from fire in the storage process. It is strictly forbidden to store excessive amounts and varieties, and mixed storage of mutually contraindicated substances, and ensure relevant cooling sprays, monitoring alarms, fire protection systems, etc. The installation facilities are intact and effective. Transportation departments and customs at all levels shall organize inspections of all ports, warehouses (storage yards) and wharves involving hazardous chemicals, penalize unqualified safety conditions, excessive storage, illegal mixed storage, etc., and order rectification within a time limit. . The departments of industry and information technology, public security, and market supervision should organize the investigation and punishment of the illegal production, storage and use of ammonium nitrate and other civil explosives in accordance with the division of responsibilities, and implement the sales and purchase license approval and flow information registration system. The eco-environmental department shall conduct in-depth safety inspections of hazardous wastes and effectively implement safety precautions. All regions should carry out quantitative risk assessments for all storage places of explosive hazardous materials such as ammonium nitrate, and organize experienced experts to conduct in-depth front-line guidance services, open and unannounced visits, and truly in-depth investigations. We must insist on starting from the source, strictly implement the joint approval and strict control requirements of hazardous chemical production and storage projects, and scientifically and rationally arrange hazardous chemical production and storage enterprises.

The meeting pointed out that it is necessary to "look back" on the implementation of rectification measures for major accidents and make great efforts to implement them. According to the rectification measures proposed in the accident investigation report, the implementation situation should be evaluated one by one, and it must not be changed and let go. It is necessary to report to the higher-level safety committee and publicly release the assessment results, accept social supervision, accept practical tests, and be responsible for safe production and people’s lives. It is necessary to strengthen accountability, and if rectification measures are not implemented, major issues are unresolved, and major risks and hidden dangers are delayed, the disciplinary inspection and supervision organs shall be held accountable. Through the evaluation, we should not only focus on solving the specific problems raised in the accident investigation report, but also promote the solution of the long-standing "old problem", and earnestly achieve national warnings and rectifications nationwide.

The meeting emphasized that each August is a relatively concentrated month for serious and serious accidents. It is necessary to combine the three-year national safety production special rectification action to strengthen safety precautions in key industries such as coal mines, non-coal mines, fire protection, road transportation, and construction construction. Put the most prominent problem, the weakest link, and the biggest hidden danger to the front, and deal with urgent matters urgently. It is necessary to improve and improve the systems of risk analysis, level-by-level reporting, and rectification and implementation. In particular, treat major hidden risks as accidents, and earnestly investigate, eliminate, and prevent major accidents.

The State Council Security Committee Office issued a notice to deploy a special inspection and rectification of the storage safety of hazardous chemicals nationwide. In the early stage, the Emergency Management Department has organized a number of supervision and inspection teams to conduct unannounced visits to key areas of hazardous chemicals, and carried out special inspections and supervisions on more than 7,600 hazardous chemicals companies and more than 22,000 major hazard sources. On July 31, the Emergency Management Department and the Office of the State Council Security Committee held a special video conference to make arrangements for further improving the safety rectification of chemical parks and hazardous chemical companies.