ROCERS to make industries safer and less hazardous.

The State government is establishing a Remote Sensing enabled Online Chemical Emergency Response System (ROCERS) to make industries safer and less hazardous for workers and residents in the neighbourhood.

The Department of Factories and Boilers has tied up with the National Remote Sensing Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) to establish the decision support system for chemical crisis management.

It is designed to support the operations of the Chemical Emergency Response Centre in Kochi where most of the hazardous chemical factories and storage units are located. The system integrates space-based technologies with information and communication technology to provide near real-time disaster monitoring and analysis for chemical emergency management.

Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan who was present on the occasion said ROCERS would help to keep a constant tab on the functioning of chemical industries and prevent accidents.

P. Pramod, Director, Factories and Boilers, signed the memorandum of understanding with B. Venketraman, Senior Vice President, Prodair Air Products, and Vinod M. Bothale, Director (HSE), IGCAR, here on Tuesday.

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