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Document ID (ISN)102313
CIS number 03-1299
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Casas Reyes J.V., García Perdomo G.
Title Emergency card and emergency plan for the transport of dangerous substances [Colombia]
Original title Tarjeta de emergencia y plan de contingencia en el transporte de mercancías peligrosas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2003, Vol.49, No.288, p.61-68. Illus.
Abstract On 1 August 2003, new regulations on the transport and the handling of dangerous substances came into effect in Colombia, concerning more specifically the emergency card and the emergency plan. This article specifies the responsibilities of the shipper or their forwarding agent, the consignee and the vehicle driver. It describes the emergency card and emergency plan, and explains what information they need to contain. The various levels (end point, regional, national, international) to which the emergency plans have to be applicable as a function of the importance of the accident are also specified.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Colombia; major hazards; chemical products; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) toxicology; emergency organization; first aid; comment on directive; ecotoxicology; spills; chemical hazards; personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Major hazards