Major Accident Reporting System


The Major Accident Reporting System was first launched by the EU’s Seveso Directive 82/501/EEC in 1982 suffering similar rectifications ever since in compliance to the Seveso Directive’s updates. The aim of eMars is to facilitate the exchange of lessons learned from accidents and other close calls involving dangerous substances in order to optimize the chemical accident prevention and mitigation efforts.

Moreover, eMars, comprises reports of chemical accidents and near misses provided to the Mahor Accident and Hazards Bureau (MAHB) of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre from EU, OECD and UNECE countries.