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The Cooperation Between Poison Control Center and Organized Industrial District for Chemical Disaster Prevention

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Industrial Districts have many plants that use or produce toxic substances. Thousands of healthy technicians and employers work at important and powerful equipment. The plants in these districts may cause many dangerous fires, explosions, a spillage of disposal in an accident or during earthquake in peacetime. Industrial Districts are also targets of the terrorist attacks in peacetime or soldiers during a war. Another danger may emerge when these districts are built near overcrowded urban regions of the cities. Our project involves the Bursa Organized Industrial Districts chemical disaster prevention efforts. A hotline line between center and district was established, while Tomes Plus and Intox Programmes adding Micromedex Computer Programme were provided by the district administration. A-17 question survey was distributed to 76 plants. Among them, 66 plants with a total of 10342 workers responded to the survey. This survey revealed 47 different chemical agents. As a result safety diskettes were prepared in DOS and Windows 95 formats . Each diskette contains information about the properties and the toxicity of the chemicals that are used in that plant. Preventive measures and a first aid sections were also included in each diskette. Fire Department was warned about the kind of properties of chemicals that may be subject to combustion, ignition or explosion. The medical group of district was trained about exposure of toxicity, acute and chronic toxicity, and related first aid measures.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

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