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What does COMAH stand for?

COMAH stands for Control of Major Accident Hazards (UK regulations which implement the European Seveso II Directive)

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards in Canada report makes three recommendations: The creation of a body which would audit, verify and generally conduct inspections for Canadian industrial facilities meeting threshold minimums; The implementation of a regulatory code of process safety management practices including a statement that any company falling within the thresholds must submit to mandatory membership to the new body; Creation of an organization similar to the American Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
An e-mail circulated to industry from the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) said he tried to obtain access to sites which fall under the control of major accident hazards (COMAH) regulations, relating mainly to the chemical industry, but also to explosives and nuclear sites.
BASF Seal Sands is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive under the Control of Major Accident Hazards regulations and by the Environment Agency under the Pollution Prevention Control regulations.
In the EU, the main packets of legislation affecting the process industries are the control of major accident hazards, particularly with regards to the integrity of equipment, vessels and pipework in process plants; legislation to ensure the safe operation of equipment in a potentially explosive atmosphere and the new environmental legislation, integrated pollution prevention and control.