The Major Accident Reporting System (MARS and later renamed eMARS) was first established by the EU’s Seveso Directive 82/501/EEC in 1982 and has remained in place with subsequent revisions to the Seveso Directive in effect today. The purpose of the eMARS is to facilitate the exchange of lessons learned from accidents and near misses involving dangerous substances in order to improve chemical accident prevention and mitigation of potential consequences.
MARS contains reports of chemical accidents and near misses provided to the Major Accident and Hazards Bureau (MAHB) of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre from EU, OECD and UNECE countries (under the TEIA Convention). Reporting an event into eMARS is compulsory for EU Member States when a Seveso establishment is involved and the event meets the criteria of a “major accident” as defined by Annex VI of the Seveso III Directive (2012/18/EU). For non-EU OECD and UNECE countries reporting accidents to the eMARS database is voluntary. The information of the reported event is entered into eMARS directly by the official reporting authority of the country in which the accident occurred.
NEW! eMARS “Dashboard” of Selected eMARS Statistics – Just click on the image of the pie chart above to enter.
The Dashboard introduces the ability for users to view or reproduce results from four standardized queries on eMARS database taken directly from reports online in real time, using existing classifications used by the reporting form and/or defined by the legislation. As eMARS is further developed, it is expected that more such interactive query options will be available. Please note the following conditions and limitations regarding eMARS queries:
To view or search events in the database, click on the “eMARS” logo (above) or the following link: https://emars.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?id=4. Access is open to the public without a password. The log-in section is for the reporting community (only) to access the eMARS reporting tool. eMARS currently functions properly using the following browsers: Internet Explorer- up through version 9.0, Google Chrome and Mozilla. These options will be updated as new IT programming developments are introduced in 2014.
Please note that although the JRC takes care in reviewing the information inserted by the competent National Authorities, neither the JRC nor the European Commission can accept any liability for the use made of the data stored in eMARS. For further information please read the Disclaimer note.
For feedback or more information on eMARS, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last update : 06/09/2012 | Top