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APELL for Mining: Guidance for the Mining Industry in Raising Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (Technical Report 41)

This APELL for Mining Handbook provides a framework for the preparation of an Emergency Response Plan that can be used by mine management, emergency response agencies, government officials and local communities. It introduces the generic objectives and organizational framework of UNEPís Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) programme, covers risk factors specific to the mining industry, and describes how APELL can be applied to the mining industry. Case studies illustrating the consequences of mining accidents are also presented, underscoring the vital nature of sound preparedness for emergencies.

The Handbook will be of assistance to mining companies and communities in two ways. Firstly, against the backdrop of accidents and risks in the mining industry, it will help to raise awareness of the importance of preparedness for emergencies at local level, within both companies and communities. Secondly, it will help companies, communities and emergency response providers to become thoroughly prepared for the work required.

This publication is also available in Sweedish, Spanish, and Romanian.


Language: English
Publication date: 2001
Programme: APELL
ISBN: 92-807-2035
Pages: 84