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Davies P.A., Lees F.P.
The assessment of major hazards: The road transport environment for conveyance of hazardous materials in Great Britain
An overview of the road transport environment in Great Britain is presented. Basic road transport statistics are given on the road network, the weight distribution of goods vehicles on the roads and distances travelled; estimates are made for the number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) carrying hazardous materials. Accident information includes frequency of accidents involving HGVs generally and HGVs carrying hazardous materials, circumstances surrounding certain types of accidents and the probability of certain outcomes of accidents. Limited information is also given for comparative purposes on the road transport environment in other countries.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, Sep. 1992, Vol.32, No.1, p.41-79. Illus. 42 ref.
Modern analytical techniques in a mobile laboratory - A review of three years of experience in the control of hazardous goods transport
Moderne instrumentelle Analytik in einem mobilen Labor - Erfahrungen aus drei Jahren Praxis bei der Kontrolle von Gefahrguttransporten [in German]
On behalf of the Austrian Federal Minister for Public Economy and Transport, the Bundesprüfanstalt für Kraftfahrzeuge (Federal Control Establishment for Motor Vehicles) has developed a test trailer for testing the safety of transport of hazardous materials. It was commissioned on 29 June 1987. The controls usually take place on the grounds of the customs offices of heavily used border-crossing points and consist of a strict technical examination of the truck's condition. X-ray fluorescent analysis, GC-MS and varius chemical tests are available for the control of dangerous loads. By means of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescent analysis, samples can be analysed without any preparation. The advantage of this method is that it combines mobility and conventional laboratory techniques.
Sichere Arbeit, 1992, No.4, p.15-20. Illus.
Tanarro Sanz A.
Safety in the transport of radioactive substances
La seguridad en el transporte de sustancias radiactivas [in Spanish]
Safety conditions established for the transport of radioactive substances are summarised. International standards and recommendations developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are discussed. Regulations concerning the different types of shipments of radioactive material, the classification of this material by categories and their identification are reviewed. Reference is made to relevant Spanish legislation, in particular to the Royal Decrees concerning road transport (1723/84, see CIS 89-377), rail transport (88/182), air transport (1749/84), and to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code of the IMO (see CIS 92-728).
Prevención, Jan.-Mar. 1992, No.119, p.20-28. Illus. 4 ref.
Proposals for the Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations
Proposed regulations issued by the British Health and Safety Commission for the training of drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods are summarised. The regulations are necessary for implementation of the provisions of European Directive 89/684/EEC (see CIS 92-1087) and apply to the carriage of any dangerous substance or flammable liquid, including those substances with a flash point of between 55 and 100°C not otherwise classified as dangerous, and certain hazardous wastes. The regulations include stipulations for vehicle operators, instruction and training of drivers, vocational training certificates, and training requirements.
Industrial Safety Data File, Mar. 1992, p.F:31:1-F:31:5.
Department of Transport
Container packing. Guidance for those packing and transporting dangerous goods in CTUs for carriage by sea
This guidance provides practical advice for those involved in the packing and carriage of dangerous goods in cargo transport units (CTUs) for consignment by sea. The guidance does not deal fully with the handling of explosives and does not refer to road tankers in which dangerous goods are transported in bulk. Topics covered: definitions; legal requirements; responsibilities of the packer, the shipper, the freight forwarder and the carrier. Appendices include: UN recommendations for the training of persons engaged in the transport of dangerous goods; examples of International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) placards and marks; packers' and drivers' pocket cards; checklist of legal duties.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 23p. Illus. 28 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
Radiation Protection and Control (Transport of Radioactive Substances) Regulations 1991 [Australia - South Australia]
Regulations issued under the authority of the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982. They incorporate "International Regulations" (Annex 1 of the Australian Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Substances 1990) into South Australian legislation, and set out the safety responsibilities of carriers, consignors, drivers and store keepers of radioactive substances.
South Australian Government Gazette, 12 Dec. 1991, No.128, p.1857-1861.
Transport dangerous goods - Annual report 1990-1991
Transport des marchandises dangereuses - Rapport annuel 1990-1991 [in French]
The report begins with a brief history of the Canadian (Federal) government's Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, which is responsible for the enforcement of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act. The organisational structure of the Directorate and its relationship with various federal and provincial bodies is explained. Recently promulgated regulations, standards, and permits are reviewed. General statistical summaries are presented on: dangerous goods accidents by province; death and injuries by cause; accidents by type and by transport mode.
Transport Canada, Surface Group, Canada Building, 344 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5, Canada, 1991. 16p. Illus.
Hazardous substances: Safety in transport and warehousing
Gefährliche Arbietsstoffe: Sicherheit bei Transport und Lagerung - 14. Internationales Kolloquium [in German]
Proceedings of the 14th international symposium on the prevention of occupational risks in the chemical industry: safety in transport and warehousing of hazardous substances held in Frankfurt, Germany, 10-12 June 1991. Topics covered include: in-plant transport (safety of chemical containers; tank transport of hazardous goods; cleaning of tank wagons, tanker trucks and transport containers; loading and unloading of liquid hazardous goods); transport outside the plant (response to transport accidents in the USA, Switzerland and Germany; evaluation of product properties; safety superstructures and safety containers; road transport risks and improvement possibilities; psychophysiological aspects of the transport of hazardous materials; review and analysis of transportation accidents); warehousing (guidelines for safe warehousing of hazardous materials; combined storage of chemicals). Only abstracts (in German, English and French) are provided for many of the communications.
International Section of the ISSA for the Prevention of Occupational Risks in the Chemical Industry, Gaisbergstrasse 11, D-W-6900 Heidelberg, Germany, 1991. 295p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
A guide to the Packaging of Explosives for Carriage Regulations 1991
This guide provides general advice to those who have to comply with the Packaging of Explosives for Carriage Regulations 1991. Contents: interpretation and application of the Regulations; responsibilities of consignors of explosives; design and construction of packagings, and materials used; methods of packing and marking packages of net mass not exceeding 400kg; testing and certification of design types; use of marks on packagings; packaging of explosives of net mass more than 400kg; enforcement; certificates of exemption. Appendices include tests and conditions required for certain explosive articles to be carried without packaging, and standards for testing packages of net mass more than 400kg.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 36p. Illus. Bibl. ref. Price: GBP 3.00.
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances
Major hazard aspects of the transport of dangerous substances
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.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. x, 58p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Van Santen R.
Guide to chemicals in Australia - Vol.2: Using, moving and storing chemicals - A guide to legislation and good practice for anyone involved with chemicals
This is Vol.2 of a series whose Vol.1 (The Material Safety Data Sheet) was abstracted as CIS 91-1829. It covers: chemicals in the workplace (provision of information, training requirements, national model regulations in Australia, responsibilities,chemical registers, hazard assessment, monitoring and health surveillance, records, controls and procedures, product labelling and containers, MSDS, notification and assessment of chemicals in Australia); establishments (placarding, emergency plans, safety information boards, manifests, safety signs); storage; transport; emergencies; fires; spills; disposal and recycling. In the appendices: detailed definitions of terms and concepts used in the guide; codes and standards; checklist for emergency response planning; glossary of terms.
A.C.T.E.D. Pty. Ltd., P.O. Box 673, West Perth, WA 6005, Australia, 1st ed., 1991. x, 320p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: AUD 123.00 (AUD 103.00 if purchased with Vol.1); AUD 55.00 (outside Australia).
Major hazard aspects of the transport of dangerous substances - A study of the present situation in Great Britain
This article provides an outline of the scope and nature of a study carried out by the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances aimed at evaluating the risks involved in the transport of certain dangerous substances. The study was initially limited to those substances and aspects of transport considered to be the most likely to give rise to significant risks (road and rail transport of bulk toxic and flammable substances, road and rail transport of explosives, and handling of bulk quantities of non-explosive substances in ports). The risks have been sufficiently evaluated for conclusions to be drawn, in the forthcoming report, concerning the national situation.
Loss Prevention Bulletin, Oct. 1991, No.101, p.9-12. 4 ref.
Haastrup P., Brockhoff L.H.
Reliability of accident case histories concerning hazardous chemicals - An analysis of uncertainty and quality aspects
This paper attempts to analyse the differences found among sources of accident case histories and to assess the quality of both the case histories and of underlying accident reporting systems. Of the 595 transportation accidents in the data sample, 39 are described by more than one source and are used in an analysis of the reliability of the number of fatalities reported in case histories. Sixteen accidents (41%) show discrepancies between the sources. By extrapolating the results of this fatality analysis to other parameters, and supported by an analysis of selected cases, the general quality of information from accident case histories is evaluated.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, Aug. 1991, Vol.27, No.3, p.339-350. Illus. 14 ref.
Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses [Nations Unies] [in French]
Update of the "Orange Book" abstracted in CIS 90-18. These recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigences of modern transport systems, and the requirement to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. They are addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. Among other aspects, the recommendations cover principles of classification and definition of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, general packing requirements, testing procedures, marking, labelling or placarding, and shipping documents. In addition, there are special recommendations related to particular classes of goods. The recommendations do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk, which, in most countries, are subject to special regulations.
United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1991. 7th revised ed. 515p. Illus. Index.
Gill D.A., Picou J.S.
The social psychological impacts of a technological accident - Collective stress and perceived health risks
An evaluation of the impact of a major train derailment and toxic spill in a rural community in the USA. In order to assess the nature, direction and magnitude of this impact, a disaster impact assessment design was developed and data were collected 20 months after the accident. Victims closer to the impact site, members of families separated during evacuation experienced the most collective stress and manifested strongest concerns about risks to their health. The data confirm that technological accidents have identifiable long-term negative psychological impacts on communities.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, May 1991, Vol.27, No.1, p.77-89. 23 ref.
Disaster planning for transportation accidents involving hazardous materials
Some reasons for the probable future increase in the number and severity of disasters arising from accidents in the transportation of hazardous materials are indicated. Problems in establishing and developing preparedness planning are discussed on the basis of findings and observations from social science research studies. In addition, some difficulties that exist in mounting an emergency response to actual crisis situations are examined.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, May 1991, Vol.27, No.1, p.49-60. 28 ref.
Marine (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 1990 [Australia - Queensland]
Regulations issued under the authority of the Queensland Marine Act 1958-1989, and effective 28 July 1990. Contents: definitions; general safety requirements for ships; further provisions relating to tankers and other ships carrying dangerous goods in bulk, to explosives and to radioactive substances. In annex: labels to be used with various kinds of substances; limitations on quantities.
Queensland Government Gazette, 28 July 1990, Vol.294, No.101, p.1926-1953. Illus.
Transportation of dangerous goods training manual: Self study workbook
Participants in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Course study the workbook and answer the questions in it. Topics covered are: TDG regulations; classification of dangerous goods; safety marks; documentation; reporting of dangerous occurrences. Participants are tested and if successful, receive a certificate of training.
Alberta Construction Safety Association, 10949 - 120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3R2, Canada, 1990. 38p. Illus.
Transportation of dangerous goods training manual: Trainer's manual
This manual is designed to train employees in the construction industry in the requirements of the Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations. It explains how to present the course, and describes the TDG regulations, the classification system, safety marks, documentation, how to deal with dangerous occurrences, and special requirements under the regulations.
Alberta Construction Safety Association, 10949 - 120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3R2, Canada, 1990. 1v. (various pagings). Illus.
Employee's handbook - A guide to the transportation of dangerous goods
As part of the course materials for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Course, this handbook includes sections on: classification; safety markings; documentation; and reporting of dangerous occurrences. It is intended for employees working in the construction industry.
Alberta Construction Safety Association, 10949 - 120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3R2, Canada, 1990. 47p. Illus.
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code [IMO]
Code maritime international des marchandises dangereuses [OMI] [in French]
This Code is recommended to Governments for adoption into national legislation as directed by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (1974 SOLAS Convention) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (1973, as modified in 1978). Vol.I: introduction; basic concepts; sample hazard labels; lists of substances suitable for certain kinds of transport, with associated codes (ca. 1100 liquid substances for carriage in portable tanks and road tank vehicles; 47 non-refrigerated liquefied gases of Class 2 for carriage in tanks; ca. 760 liquid and 450 solid substances for transport in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)); general index of ca. 4000 substances with their IMDG Codes, UN Code, Packaging Group, Subsidiary Risk Label(s), Emergency Schedule No. and MFAG No. (for first aid). Vols.II-IV: data sheets on specific substances, grouped by Class (II: explosives, gases, flammable liquids; III: flammable solids, oxidisers and organic peroxides; IV - toxic and infectious substances, radioactive materials, corrosive substances, miscellaneous substances). Supplement: list of units; emergency and first aid procedures; code of safe practice for solid bulk cargoes; reporting procedures; packing cargo transport units; safe use of pesticides in ships. In annex: full texts of relevant IMO resolutions and circulars.
International Maritime Organization (IMO), 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, consolidated ed., 1990. 4 vols + Supplement. Illus.
Canadian transportation safety catalogue
This product catalogue is designed to comply with Canadian government acts and regulations in the transportation and shipping industries. Included are Canadian safety products, training materials, dangerous goods compliance products, items for better fleet operations, and guides and handbooks covering U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., 145 West Wisconsin Avenue, P.O. Box 368, Neenah, Wisconsin 54957-0368, USA, 1990. 24p. Illus.
Handling, offering for transport and transporting dangerous goods
La manutention, la demande de transport et le transport des marchandises dangereuses [in French]
This brochure provides a general outline of responsibilities for those who handle or offer for transport consignments of dangerous goods and those who transport, by any mode, consignments of dangerous goods as defined in the Canadian Transportation and Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations.
Transport Canada, Surface Group, Canada Building, 344 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5, Canada, 1990. 11p.
Health and Safety Commission
Packaging and labelling of dangerous substances for conveyance by road (Revision 2) - Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984 - Approved Code of Practice
This Code of Practice is a revision of the 1987 edition (CIS 88-1722). Contents: packaging requirements; scope of the code; general recommendations (normal handling, dropping of packages, stacking, abrasion or vibration, effects of weather, fragile receptacles, plastics used for packaging, packaging of liquids, venting, mixed packaging, repeated use of packagings, empty packagings); requirements for intermediate bulk containers; suitable packaging for particular substances (list of provisions for organic peroxides).
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. vii, 35p. Price: GBP 3.50
Health and Safety Commission
Classification and labelling of dangerous substances for conveyance by road in tankers, tank containers and packages (Revision 1) - Approved Code of Practice
This Code of Practice is a revision of the 1988 edition (CIS 88-1721). It covers: classification of substances, choice of hazard warning sign and labelling for the purposes of the Classification, Packaging and Labelling (CPL) Regulations and the Road Tanker Regulations; classification of substances, determination of packing groups and temperature control requirements for the purposes of the Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc) (PG) Regulations; criteria for classification of various types of gases, liquids and solids; criteria for determining precedence of classification and hazard warning sign under the CPL Regulations.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. viii, 34p. Illus. Price: GBP 3.50.
160,000 litres of ethanol on fire
160 000 litres d'éthanol en feu [in French]
Report of a railway accident in which a tank-car full of ethanol overturned and caught fire. Intervention by emergency personnel is described, including the measures necessitated by a shortage of water.
Face au risque, Feb. 1990, No.260, p.39, 41, 43, 44. Illus.
Directive concerning safety and health in the storage, transportation and handling of corrosive, irritant and toxic substances in workplaces [Mexico]
Instructivo No.9 relativo a las condiciones de seguridad e higiene para el almacenamiento, transporte y manejo de sustancias corrosivas, irritantes y tóxicas en los centros de trabajo [in Spanish]
Directive issued in accordance with provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (CIS 83-2092). It contains: general provisions (appropriate preventive measures, substitution, reduction of use, modification in work processes and equipment, isolation, limitation of exposure, supply of personal protective equipment, training and information, supply of safety data sheets, maintenance of exposure registers, etc.); provisions for safe storage and transportation. In annex: information note for the storage and handling of corrosive, irritant and toxic substances (definitions, labelling and other types of warning notices, data sheets); information for the granting of authorization for executing dangerous work involving exposure to corrosive, irritating or toxic substances in workplaces.
Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social, Doctor Vértiz 96, 06720 México, D.F., Mexico, 1989. 20p. Modifications of the 1983 Directive also in: Diario Oficial, 29 May 1989.
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP)
The evaluation of the hazards of harmful substances carried by ships. Revision of GESAMP Reports and Studies No.17
A hazard evaluation rationale developed for the particular purpose of the development of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships is described; hazard profiles are intended to be used solely for that purpose. A detailed explanation of the hazard evaluation steps is given along with a consideration of certain classes of chemicals (alcohols, halogenated compounds, phthalates, chlorinated paraffins, pesticides), mixtures under trade or generic names and substances containing mineral oil. A composite list of hazard profiles for a number of substances is included.
International Maritime Organisation, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, 1989. 220p. Bibl.ref.
Hazardous materials - Federal training for first responders to highway and railroad incidents
This fact sheet, prepared at the request of a member of the US Congress, identifies US federal agencies that provide training for first-responders to incidents involving hazardous materials, and provides details of the nature of the training. Following a description of the scope and methodology of the study, section 2 of the report describes the nature and size of the state and local emergency response community, the type of training offered overall, federal expenditure and the demand for such training. Section 3 provides more specific information on an agency-by agency basis, including an overview of training activities, expenditure and course attendance data.
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, USA, May 1989. 29p. Price: free for 5 copies, USD 2.00 per supplementary copy.
Guidance on the daily delivery of merchandise
Vejledning om transport af dagligvarer [in Danish]
Contents of this training booklet giving practical advice on the safe transport and handling of merchandise: technical requirements for carriages (wheels, platforms), cold-storage containers, wheeled pallets and containers, stacking of goods, loading and unloading of trucks, loading ramps, road conditions, lighting, work clothes and personal protective equipment.
Branchesikkerhedsrådet for transport og engroshandel, Arbejdstagersekretariat, Nyropsgade 30, Postbox 392, 1504 København V, Denmark, 1989. 17p. Illus.
Paureau J., Jacqmin M., Parisot E., Schuler B.
Non-palletised building blocks packed in flat steel straps. Assessment of the Rebichon-Signode process
Paquets de parpaings cerclés sans palette - Evaluation du procédé Rebichon-Signode [in French]
Building blocks are packed today in flat steel strapping in order to provide users with an alternative to the traditional loading on pallets for transport, handling and storage. After multiple handling, however, blocks packed in this way have been found to work loose and create an accident risk. The INRS therefore undertook a study of the Rebichon-Signode process, which is described in this paper: the process; testing; tensile tests on strapping; transport and handling tests on packs reconstituted in the laboratory and on packs under real field conditions; discussion of the validity and stringency of the tests; interpretation of the results; comparison of the behaviour of palletised and strap-wrapped blocks; recommendations regarding strapping and handling of packs. The Rebichon-Signode process can be further improved, at no extra cost, by strapping the third layer of blocks from the bottom, which enables the volume of the pack to be increased by one third.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 3rd Quarter 1989, No.136, Note No.1744-136-89, p.455-468. Illus. 3 ref.
UK and European hazard information systems - A personal view
Comparative study of the HAZCHEM coding system used for marking dangerous substances transported by rail or road within the UK and the Kemler code which is the basis for the European Agreement concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
Loss Prevention Bulletin, Feb. 1989, No.85, p.19-26. Illus.
Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses [Nations Unies] [in French]
These recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and its subsidiary bodies in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigences of modern transport systems and, above all, the requirement to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. They are addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. Among other aspects, the recommendations cover principles of classification and definition of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, general packing requirements, testing procedures, marking, labelling or placarding, and shipping documents. There are in addition special recommendations related to particular classes of goods. Nevertheless, they do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk which, in most countries, are subject to special regulations.
United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1989, 6th revised ed. 482p. Illus. Index.
Basel convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal - Final Act [UNEP]
Convention de Bâle sur le contrôle des mouvements transfrontières de déchets dangereux et de leur élimination - Acte final [PNUE] [in French]
The Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Global Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes was convened by the UNEP and held in Basel, Switzerland, from 20-22 March 1989. The adopted Convention, known as the "Basel Convention", defines "hazardous wastes" and proposes means to control their movements through national boundaries.
United Nations Environment Programme, Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, Mar. 1989. 91p.
Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Amendment Regulations 1988 [Australia - Western Australia]
These regulations are amendments to the principal regulations issued 1983 under the authority of the Explosives and Dangerous Goods Act 1961 (see CIS 89-378). 35 principal regulations are amended, inserted, repealed or substituted. Schedule 2 is amended, including 3 new class labels. Schedule 5 is repealed and replaced by a new schedule of ca. 3300 substances (risk class, subsidiary risk label code, emergency action code, pollutant code and packaging group information noted for each).
Government Gazette of Western Australia, 19 Aug. 1988, No.80, p.1-153. Illus.
Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses [Nations Unies] [in French]
These recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and its subsidiary bodies in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigences of modern transport systems and, above all, the requirement to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. They are addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. Among other aspects, the recommendations cover principles of classification and definition of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, general packing requirements, testing procedures, marking, labelling or placarding, and shipping documents. There are - in addition - special recommendations related to particular classes of goods. Nevertheless, they do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk which, in most countries, are subject to special regulations.
United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1988. 5th revised ed. 504p.
Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - Tests and criteria - Addendum 1 [United Nations]
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses - Epreuves et critères - Additif 1 [Nations Unies] [in French]
This addendum 1 to the Tests and Criteria manual enable a competent authority to determine the product properties necessary for the classification of organic peroxides. The test methods have been grouped into series such that each series comprises test methods assessing one product property. The corresponding box(es) of the flow chart is (are) enumerated in the heading of the test series. Test methods are identified by a letter for the test series (series A - G) followed by a number indicating the sequence in each series.
United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1988. 1st ed. Addendum 1. 118p. Illus.
Regulations of the National Board of Civil Aviation on the transport of dangerous substances and magnetic materials [Sweden]
Luftfartsverkets driftsbestämmelser om transport av farligt gods och magnetiskt material [in Swedish]
This regulation on the air transport of dangerous goods and magnetic materials covers: definitions; application; classification; limitations on the air transport of dangerous goods; packing; marking and labelling; responsibility of the sender; responsibility of the airline; information; training; reporting of accidents and incidents.
In: Lagstiftning om transport av farligt gods, Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 5th ed., 1988. p.47-56.
Ordinance of the National Board of Navigation on the sea transport of packaged dangerous goods [Sweden]
Sjöfartsverkets kungörelse med föreskrifter om transport till sjöss av farligt gods i förpackad form [in Swedish]
Contents of the ordinance: application; classification; packing; marking and labelling; documents; requirements concerning stowage; explosive substances in passenger ships; declaration of dangerous goods; regulations for stowage of liquids and liquid gases. A dangerous goods declaration form, transport emergency instructions and a container packing certificate are appended.
In: Lagstiftning om transport av farligt gods, Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 5th ed., 1988, p.30-46.
European Agreement on Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
Europeisk överenskommelse om internationell transport av farligt gods på väg (ADR) [in Swedish]
Swedish translation of the 1957 agreement concerning the international transport by road of dangerous goods.
In: Lagstiftning om transport av farligt gods, Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 5th ed., 1988, p.23-29.
Prescriptions of the National Authority for Emergencies for the domestic road and off-road transport of dangerous goods (ADR-S) [Sweden]
Statens räddningsverks föreskrifter om inrikes väg- och terrängtransporter av farligt gods (ADR-S) [in Swedish]
These prescriptions contain: general aspects; transport of dangerous goods in agriculture, forestry and gardening; packing; pressure vessels; explosive substances; exceptions; appeals.
In: Lagstiftning om transport av farligt gods, Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 10 364 Stockholm, Sweden, 5th ed., 1988. p.20-22.
Law concerning the transport of dangerous goods; Regulation concerning the transport of dangerous goods [Sweden]
Lag om transport av farligt gods; Förordning om transport av farligt gods [in Swedish]
Contents of the Law (SFS 1982:821, modifications: SFS 1988:222): introduction; safety regulation; supervision; fees; responsiblities; confidentiality. Contents of the Regulation (SFS 1982:923, modifications; SFS 1986:609): introduction; classification of dangerous goods; transport devices; labelling; transport documents; safety equipment; handling; international transport by road; international transport by train; authorisation; follow-up.
In: Lagstiftning om transport av farligt gods, Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 5th ed., 1988. Law: p.5-7; Regulation: p.8-19.
Legislation on the transport of dangerous goods [Sweden]
Lagstiftning om transport av farligt gods [in Swedish]
This compendium of Swedish legislation concerning the transport of dangerous goods contains the full text of: Law on the transport of dangerous goods (1982 amended in 1988); Regulation on the transport of dangerous goods (1982 amended in 1986); Prescriptions of the National Authority for Emergencies for the domestic road and off-road transport of dangerous goods; European agreement on the transport of dangerous goods by road; Ordinance of the National Board of Navigation on the sea transport of packaged dangerous goods; regulations of the National Board of Civil Aviation on the transport of dangerous substances and magnetic materials; Ordinance of the National Board of Customs on the supervision of transport of dangerous goods; regulations by police authorities on the supervision of the road and off-road transport of dangerous goods.
Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 5th ed., 1988. 64p. Illus.
Classification and labelling of dangerous substances for conveyance by road in tankers, tank containers and packages
This code of practice covers: classification of substances, choice of warning sign and labelling for the purposes of the Classification, Packaging and Labelling (CPL) Regulations; the same for the Road Tanker Regulations; criteria for classification (gases, toxic, flammable and non-flammable compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, spontaneously combustible substances, substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases, oxidising substances, organic peroxides, and toxic, harmful, corrosive and other dangerous substances); criteria for determining precedence of classification and hazard warning sign under the CPL Regulations.
HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 14p. Price: GBP 4.00.
Ministerio del Interior
Order of 2 Sep. 1987, implementing Royal Decree No.1723/1984 of 20 June 1984, concerning training courses aimed specifically at drivers of vehicles transporting dangerous products [Spain]
Orden de 2 septiembre de 1987 por lo que se desarrolla el Real Decreto 1723/1984, de 20 de junio, en lo relativo a los cursos de formación específica para conductores de vehículos que transporten mercancías peligrosas [in Spanish]
Administrative aspects; contents of the compulsory course; sample certificate form proving that a driver has taken a course.
Boletín Oficial del Estado, 17 Sep. 1987, No.223, p.27954-27957.
Red book on transportation of hazardous materials
This manual is intended as a guide for a wide range of people concerned with the transportaton of hazardous materials including hazardous wastes designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is designed to present, in simple understandable terms, the nature and scope of the federal transportation regulations issued and enforced by the Department of Transportation, the EPA, and related State and international agencies.
Van Nostrand Reinhold Interntional, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4 4EE, United Kingdom, 1987. 1195p. Illus. Price: GBP 68.00.
Packaging of dangerous substances for conveyance by road (Revision 1) - Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances Regulations 1984
This code of practice covers: packaging requirements; scope of the code; general recommendations (normal handling, dropping of packages, stacking, abrasion or vibration, weather effects, fragile receptacles, plastics used for packaging, packaging liquids, venting, mixed packaging, repeated use of packings, empty packagings); and suitable packaging for particular substances (organic peroxides).
HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1987. 22p. Price: GBP 4.00.
Operational provisions of the Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) Regulations 1986 [United Kingdom]
This code of practice covers several regulations: information to be obtained by the operator (content, how to obtain information, duty of the consignor); written information for the driver (content, how it is to be given, where to keep it, application only to the substance(s) carried); instruction and training of drivers (form, content, hazards of dangerous substances, loading and unloading, safety equipment, checks before beginning journey, emergency procedures, knowledge of legislation, record keeping); loading, unloading and storage (avoidance of damage, gas cylinders, segregation); fire or explosion precautions (smoking, fire extinguishers, repairs to vehicles); limitations on carriage (temperature control, insulation and refrigeration of vehicles, effects of peroxides on eyes); supervision of vehicles (parking in a safe place and security).
HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1987. 15p. Price: GBP 3.00.
Regulation of hazardous waste transportation: Federal, State, Local, or all of the above
Administrative rulings (inconsistency rulings) and judicial determinations of preemption of state and local government regulations concerning the transportation of hazardous materials by US federal regulations were analysed. Transportation of both radioactive substances and other hazardous materials are considered. The methodology utilised was analysis on an issue-by-issue basis. Background on federal regulations and the criteria used for preemption decisions are presented. Considerations relevant to federal entities, including the DoE, DoD, state and local governmental entities, and transporters of hazardous materials are discussed. It is concluded that the Congress has failed to make a sufficient effort to resolve interjurisdictional differences.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, May 1987, Vol.15, No.1-2, p.7-56.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Act [USA - Illinois]
Law concerning the safe transportation of hazardous materials within the state of Illinois. Contents: definitions; creation of a Hazardous Materials Advisory Board; responsibilities related to the implementation of the Act.
Internet document [date unknown, c1986]. 10p.
http://www.state.il.us/iema/Laws/laws_hazmat.htm [in English]
Health and Safety Executive
Videotape on how to implement safety legislation concerning the transportation by road of packaged dangerous substances.
CFL Vision, P.O. Box 35, Wetherby LS23 7EX, United Kingdom, 1986. Videotape. Length: 14min. Price: GBP 11.49 (hire), GBP 42.13 (sale). ###
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