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Definition(s)


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Major accident.

Source: ISO 17776:2016, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Offshore production installations — Major accident hazard management during the design of new installations, Second Edition, December 2016. Global Standards

 

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Hazardous event that results in

  • — multiple fatalities or severe injuries; or
  • — extensive damage to structure, installation or plant; or
  • — large-scale impact on the environment (e.g. persistent and severe environmental damage that can lead to loss of commercial or recreational use, loss of natural resources over a wide area or severe environmental damage that will require extensive measures to restore beneficial uses of the environment)
    • Note 1 to entry: In this document, a major accident is the realization of a major accident hazard.
    • Note 2 to entry: This definition is intended to incorporate terms such as “major accident” as defined by UK HSE.

Source: ISO 17776:2016, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Offshore production installations — Major accident hazard management during the design of new installations, Second Edition, December 2016. Global Standards