The municipal criteria are based on the three-level community self-assessment tool developed under MIACC
and transferred on MIACC
's dissolution to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs' Partnerships Toward Safer Communities initiative (the corresponding site self-assessment is available on the PSM division's website--these websites are www.
In the area of process safety management (PSM), the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) has taken proactive steps to carry on and indeed expand the work that was previously carried out under the auspices of MIACC
, work that it is very well positioned to do.
Another strength of the MIACC guidelines which derives from this feature is that, unlike the FN curves, they are equally applicable to point (e.
By implication, based on the MIACC guidelines, risk levels exceeding [10.
With respect to land use planning, most municipalities are not aware of the MIACC land use guidelines with respect to public safety.
In Canada, MIACC was the only national organization with a mandate to reduce the likelihood and impacts of major industrial accidents.
If you have visited their website since then, you would have seen the following announcement: "The members of MIACC voted at the 1999 Annual General Meeting to dissolve the organization.
Essentially, the CSChE is conducting a (very worthwhile and in the interest of both the public and the CIC) rescue mission in taking stewardship of PSM in the aftermath of the MIACC dissolution.
MIACC was established in 1987 as part of Canada's response to the Bhopal, India chemical accident that caused 4,200 fatalities and injured thousands more.
While the intellectual property of MIACC was divested to other organizations such as the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and CSChE, a great deal of accumulated information important to public safety and largely paid for by Canadian taxpayers has been lost.