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Document ID (ISN)105337
CIS number 06-886
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Fex R.L.
Title Guide to the hazard evaluation of chemical substances during transport over land
Original title Guía para evaluar el peligro de una sustancia química durante su transporte terrestre [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2005, Vol.51, No.304, p.52-58. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract This article proposes a method for calculating the chemical substance transport risk index (IRTPQ) for evaluating the hazards of dangerous substances during transportation. It is based on the hazard evaluation scales of the NFPA 704 standard (standardized system for the identification of hazards due to substances for the purposes of emergency interventions) and on three additional factors: odour intensity, complications related to the planned route and the availability of help in the event of an emergency along the route. Two examples of calculations are also included.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; road transport; hazard evaluation; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) Colombia; comment on standard; flammability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Road transportation
Transport of materials