ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)75732
CIS number 00-1708
ISSN - Serial title 0020-8442 - Rail International
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Visser W.J.
Title The risks in rail transport of dangerous goods - Synthesis of risk studies
Bibliographic information June 1999, Vol.30, No.6, p.18-23. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Although the safety record of rail transport of dangerous goods is in general excellent, some recent accidents in Europe have led to major concerns on the part of the railway administrations and the International Union of Railways. The Technical Research Institute of Netherlands Railways was asked to analyse risk studies for the rail transport of dangerous goods. These safety studies were carried out for various reasons: railway safety, emergency planning, external safety, protection of the environment, land use planning, comparison with the safety of other modes of transport, emergency response, cost/benefit analysis of safety measures, safety management, and development of the regulations for the transport of dangerous goods.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Europe; risk factors; rail transport; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; Netherlands; Switzerland; United Kingdom; report; Germany; legislation; France; Italy; safety analysis; hazard evaluation; major hazards; safety planning; Denmark
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Rail transportation
Transport of materials