This short questionnaire aims to gather feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders (public authorities, the private sector, international agencies, NGOs, trade and labour associations and academia) on the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness (the 2nd Edition that was published in 2003). The OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness and their two addenda are accessible at

Across 2017 - 2020, the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness are going to be updated and revised. The feedback received from this questionnaire will help us through this revision to make sure the new version is an improvement from the past and that it meets current needs of users.
Thank you for your feedback!

* 1. How useful did you find the Guiding Principles for your purposes?

* 2. Which section(s) in the Guiding Principles were of most interest/use to you (please give a ranking for each from 1= most useful to 8=least useful section)?

* 3. Name three areas in the Guiding Principles that you like most:

* 4. Are there any issues/topics that you think are missing from the Guiding Principles?

* 5. What are the main strengths and weaknesses of the Guiding Principles (Please rank from 1 weak to 5 strong)?

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The way the document is structured
It is easy to find specific information in the document
The quality of the content
The document covers a large range of issues
The document is clear and easy to read
It is a practical document that I can refer to in my work

* 6. How could we improve the Guiding Principles? Indicate below your ideas and suggestions (e.g. in the topic areas, in distribution, organisation of content)

* 7. To the best of your knowledge, are the Guiding Principles adding value or being complementary or supportive to the implementation of reference frameworks, such as:

* 8. What are the three most important topics in the field of chemical accidents prevention preparedness and response which should be covered by the guiding principles?

* 9. In working with other stakeholders, do you find the Guiding Principles supportive of achieving common objectives that have to be worked together?

* 10. In order to analyse the data it is important that we have some background information so that we can group opinions together: