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Document ID (ISN)57488
CIS number 92-271
ISBN(s) 0-11-885699-5
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances
Title Major hazard aspects of the transport of dangerous substances
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. x, 58p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract This report identifies the most prominent sources of risk in the transport of dangerous substances and possible methods for reducing them. Initial chapters describe the scope and method of the study, and how quantified risk assessment (QRA) studies were conducted. Principles associated with risk criteria are discussed. A summary of the results of the QRA studies and the extent to which the estimated risks are judged to be tolerable on the basis of these criteria is provided. A final chapter discusses emergency planning and response. The report concludes that most of the risks examined require reduction as far as is reasonably practicable.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; major hazards; transport of materials; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) report; hazard evaluation; sea transport; road transport; rail transport
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Major hazards