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Paragraphs in "Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents" coded as NATBF

Label Provision
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.1 1. The competent authority, or a body approved or recognized by the competent authority, shall, after consulting the most representative organizations of employers and workers and other interested parties who may be affected, establish a system for the identification of major hazard installations as defined in Article 3 (c), based on a list of hazardous substances or of categories of hazardous substances or of both, together with their respective threshold quantities, in accordance with national laws and regulations or international standards.
Art.5.2 2. The system mentioned in paragraph 1 above shall be regularly reviewed and updated.
Art.6 Article 6
Art.6.1x The competent authority, after consulting the representative organizations of employers and workers concerned, shall make special provision to protect confidential information transmitted or made available to it in accordance with Articles 8, 12, 13 or 14, whose disclosure would be liable to cause harm to an employer's business, so long as this provision does not lead to serious risk to the workers, the public or the environment.
Art.15 Article 15
Art.15.1x Taking into account the information provided by the employer, the competent authority shall ensure that emergency plans and procedures containing provisions for the protection of the public and the environment outside the site of each major hazard installation are established, updated at appropriate intervals and coordinated with the relevant authorities and bodies.
Art.16 Article 16
Art.16.1x The competent authority shall ensure that:
Art.16.1x.a (a) information on safety measures and the correct behavior to adopt in the case of a major accident is disseminated to members of the public liable to be affected by a major accident without their having to request it and that such information is updated and redisseminated at appropriate intervals;
Art.16.1x.b (b) warning is given as soon as possible in the case of a major accident;
Art.16.1x.c (c) where a major accident could have transboundary effects, the information required in (a) and (b) above is provided to the States concerned, to assist in cooperation and coordination arrangements.
Art.17 Article 17
Art.17.1x The competent authority shall establish a comprehensive citing policy arranging for the appropriate separation of proposed major hazard installations from working and residential areas and public facilities, and appropriate measures for existing installations. Such a policy shall reflect the General Principles set out in Part II of the Convention.
Art.18 Article 18
Art.18.1 1. The competent authority shall have properly qualified and trained staff with the appropriate skills, and sufficient technical and professional support, to inspect, investigate, assess, and advise on the matters dealt with in this Convention and to ensure compliance with national laws and regulations.
Art.18.2 2. Representatives of the employer and representatives of the workers of a major hazard installation shall have the opportunity to accompany inspectors supervising the application of the measures prescribed in pursuance of this Convention, unless the inspectors consider, in the light of the general instructions of the competent authority, that this may be prejudicial to the performance of their duties.
Art.19 Article 19
Art.19.1x The competent authority shall have the right to suspend any operation which poses an imminent threat of a major accident.