RIVM manages and develops a method to estimate serious
occupational risks and to take effective measures to manage these
risks. This method is ORCA: Occupational Risk Calculator. ORCA is
based on the analysis of the serious occupational accidents
documented in incidents reports of the labor inspectorate. These
accidents can be consulted via a separate software package Storybuilder.
Accidents involving dangerous substances
For companies working with hazardous substances specific
regulations apply regarding the prevention of major accidents.
Depending on the amount of hazardous materials within a company,
the "Hazards of Major Accident Decree 1999" (Brzo 1999,
this is the Dutch implementation of Seveso II) or the
"Additional Risk Assessment (ARIE) applies.