Title: For an environmental risk management approach applied in Algerian ports: the case of Bethioua port (Algeria)

Authors: Meriem Smaiah; Lylia Bahmed

Addresses: LRPI Laboratory – Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna 2, Algeria ' LRPI Laboratory – Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna 2, Algeria

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the design of a process of environmental risks management including a managerial plan of prevention, risk management and intervention methods in accidents specifically in aboard merchant ships. For this, a new systemic model could be suggested in its practical aspect called environmental risk management spiral (ERMAS). This approach is based on analysing and assessment of different scenarios that affect the environment with taking into account the context of the case study. The outcome of this study consists on having a new systemic contextualising approach that can manage the environmental risks. In this paper, an application can be centralised on two important points: the definition of accident scenarios that can touch the maritime environment, and the adaptability of the ERMAS approach in this field in order to be generalised to other industrial fields. This new approach could be used in Algerian terminals as a tool of environmental risk management to facilitate the classification of all danger source events DSE.

Keywords: systemic modelling; contextualising; accident scenarios; Algeria; oil terminals; environmental risk management spiral; ERMAS; maritime environment; classification; DSE; merchant ships; oil ports; case study; shipping accidents; risk assessment; oil tankers; tanker loading.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEE.2016.082324

International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2016 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.213 - 224

Received: 24 Mar 2016
Accepted: 27 Dec 2016

Published online: 18 Feb 2017 *

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