Release of toxic substances as a result of incidents and technical malfunctions
Safety studies such as HAZOP-review by chemical companies
Exposure to Substances of Very High Concern
There are regular reports in the media about the release of toxic substances as a result of incidents and technical malfunctions at companies. It is essential that both workers and local residents are informed as quickly and accurately as possible if there is any risk of hazardous exposure to high concentrations. Witteveen+Bos models these types of short-term exposuresfor companies, and evaluates the risks associated with substances like benzene. The team also provides advice on the prevention of emissions by performing safety studies, such as HAZOP reviews for chemical companies. So-called ‘Substances of Very High Concern’ constitute a special category. They can cause cancer, interfere with human reproduction, and accumulate in the food chain. Witteveen+Bos helps companies to comply with reporting requirements in view of their obligation to minimise the use of such substances and adhere to the Maximum Permissible Risk Level (MPR).