May 2007

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HPIn Europe: Commission threatens action against lax safety planning

A leadership committed to safety has to ensure that an ethos of safety permeates the culture. We know this is an issue for companies—and BP is currently on people's minds in this regard—but ..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A leadership committed to safety has to ensure that an ethos of safety permeates the culture. We know this is an issue for companies—and BP is currently on people's minds in this regard—but it's also important for local authorities who bear the brunt of emergency response planning. It's good then that EU political institutions rank safety high among their priorities and that when things go wrong in one corner of the union they issue directives on which each member government must act. But like one of those rivers that no longer reaches the sea, a dictate from Brussels faces a challenging journey along its way to implementation. In the case of one of Europe's most important safety

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