6. Can the causes of Chemical Emergency be influenced by human behavior?

The prevention of chemical accidents and protection of communities and environments from chemical emergencies is based on an Integrated Emergency Management System having as key elements: prevention, preparedness, response and relief. 

Prevention has the main objective of preventing accidents involving hazardous substances and limiting any adverse health consequences if an accident occurs. 
The management of a hazardous facility has the primary responsibility for designing, constructing and operating it and for developing the means to do so. 

Public authorities, including health authorities in different countries, should co-operate and exchange information which could help to prevent accidents or human exposure to chemicals. Health/medical professionals should be involved in decision-making related to the prevention of chemical accidents.