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Handbook of dangerous substances
Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter [in German]
Collection of 414 data sheets on chemical substances, giving vital information for transporters and emergency services, in case of transport accidents, to limit the consequences for man and the environment. Presented as a loose-leaf register, it contains a general section with instructions for use of data sheets and details of measures to be taken, lists of indicator tubes, toxicological information centres and hospitals for severe burns, classification of dangerous substances and description of the system of marking tank vehicles. Alphabetical index of German, English and French names and synonyms. A separate sheet is devoted to each substance, with a multicoloured symbol ("danger diamond") for immediate identification of the hazard involved (health, fire, reaction, extinction). The data sheets give information on: physical properties, flammability and explosibility data, reactions with air and water, health hazards, olfactory threshold and exposure limit, measures in case of an accident, first aid, medical notes.
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, D-1000 Berlin 33, rearranged and updated edition, 1980. 1100p.(not paginated). 253 ref. Price: DM.246.00.
Mechanised materials handling equipment of road vehicles for transport of materials
Les appareils de manutention mécanisés équipant les véhicules routiers de transport de marchandises. [in French]
Communication presented to the Regional Technical Committee No.6 "Inter-occupational: food industry" (comité technique régional No.6 "Alimentation interprofessionel"), Lille, France. Contents: mechanised lifting and handling equipment (fixed installations, or carried on the truck): cranes, monorails, tailgate lifts; advice on choice of lifting and handling equipment other than permanent fixtures; safety aspects of use of this equipment (safety devices for hydraulic cranes and tailgate lifts).
Caisse régionale d'assurance maladie du Nord de la France, 11 boulevard Vauban, Boîte postale 3008, 59024 Lille Cedex, France, 13 Sep. 1979. 13p. Illus. 3 ref. Gratis.
Hazardous cargoes - Brief guide on handling dangerous substances in the port of Rotterdam
Gevaarlijke lading - Beknopte handleiding voor de behandeling van gevaarlijke stoffen in de haven van Rotterdam [in Dutch]
Contents of this booklet: definition of "dangerous"; sources of information on the dangerous properties of a given substance; pertinent Netherlands regulations; Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) Code; type-of-hazard warning on bales, containers etc.; mandatory cargo separation rules (prohibition of shipping certain products simultaneously); authorities to be notified before loading or unloading dangerous substances within the port area; road transport in the Rhine estuary; accident prevention; organisation of rescue work. Appended: hazard symbols (IMCO Code); comparative table of danger categories; tables showing categories of cargoes which must be kept separate; declaration forms; list of products to be declared to harbourmaster; products which have to be routed over a compulsory itinerary; useful addresses in the Netherlands.
Commissie Gevaarlijke Stoffen, Scheepvaart Vereeniging Zuid, Pieter de Hoochweg 110, 3024 BH Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 1979. 31p. Illus. Price: Glds.7.00.
Dangerous goods - Problems in transport and medical care in the event of an accident
Gefährliche Güter - Problematik im Transportprozess und bei der medizinischen Betreuung im Havariefall [in German]
The national (Germany, Dem.Rep.) and international regulations to be observed by transport undertakings and their clients are summarised. The classifications of the Orders or agreements pertaining to substances with specific properties (explosive, flammable, toxic, etc.) are tabulated. The differences in classification and difficulties in precise determination of the hazard in the event of damage are discussed.
Verkehrsmedizin und ihre Grenzgebiete, 1978, Vol.25, No.1, p.1-12.
Occupational health and safety and fire protection - Safer through transport techniques
Gesundheits-, Arbeits- und Brandschutz - durch Transporttechnologien sicherer [in German]
Report on the application of rules for handling and transport of heavy (0.5-5t) workpieces within a heavy fan manufacturing plant. Transport, handling and storage tasks are analysed. Elaboration of the instructions by a working group together with the workers involved is described. The instruction cover the goods to be transported, the sequence of operations, transport equipment, hazards, personal protective equipment and behaviour of transport workers. The impact of implementing the instructions on the accident rate is presented.
Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht, 1978, Vol. 33, No.5, p.199-202.
Hazardous materials: DoT's new placarding regulations.
Summary of U.S. Department of Transportation regulations (which came into effect on 1 Jan. 1978) concerning diamond-shaped warning plates with symbols, to be affixed to road vehicles, rail cars, etc. transporting hazardous substances. Reference to the U.S. Materials Transportation Bureau 1976 consolidation of regulations concerning the transportation of hazardous substances (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Parts 100-199). There are 17 warning placards covering: explosives; poison gas; flammable solids ("dangerous when wet" symbol); other flammable solids; radioactive substances; flammable substances; non-flammable substances; oxidisers; organic peroxides; poisons; flammable gases; non-flammable gases; corrosive; dangerous substances; combustible substances; oxygen; chlorine. Details concerning Department of Transportation training courses on the interpretation of the regulations in force; seminars organised by the American Trucking Associations and other bodies.
Occupational Hazards, Feb. 1978, Vol.39, No.2, p.47-50. Illus.
Handbook of dangerous substances
Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter [in German]
Collection of data sheets for emergency services in the event of a transport accident, to limit the consequences for man and the environment. Increasing transport of chemicals has made publication of this supplement necessary (for Part 1, covering 414 substances, see (CIS 75-159). Presented as a loose-leaf register, it contains a general section with instructions for use of data sheets and details of measures to be taken, lists of indicator tubes, toxicological information centres and hospitals for severe burns, classification of dangerous substances and description of system of marking tank vehicles. Alphabetical index for all 600 substances contained in the 1st and this 2nd volume, and new data sheets (Nos.415-601), giving: physical properties, flammability and explosibility data, reactions with air and water, health hazards, olfactory threshold and exposure limit, measures in the event of an accident, first aid, medical notes. The danger diamond gives immediate information on the degree of hazard.
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, D-1000 Berlin 33, 3rd mailing, 1978. 566p. (not paginated). Price: DM.125.00.
Transport of dangerous goods
Transport des marchandises dangereuses. [in French]
Revised text of recommendations prepared by the U.N. Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods (previous edition: CIS 77-543). Classification and definitions of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, rules for packing and labelling, and shipping papers. The recommendations do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk which, in most countries, are subject to a special system of regulations. Individual chapters are devoted to: list of dangerous goods (U.N. number, designation, class and division, hazards, packing recommendations); explosives; methods of determining flash point; toxic substances; classification of pesticides; percentage of active substances for each group of pesticides; flammable liquids; hazardous chemicals; types of recommended packages, carboys, drums, etc. The classifications are presented in tabular form. The revised edition contains new chapters on: determination of flammable viscous substances with a flashpoint of less than 32°C; recommendations on the hazard information system (HIS): scope, placards, abbreviated code, method of display, etc. A Russian text of the revised recommendations is in preparation.
United Nations Publication ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.1, United Nations, New York, USA, revised edtion, 1977. 376p. Price: US-$17.00.
Ministry of Equipment and Territorial Planning (Ministère de l'équipement et de l'aménagement du territoire), Paris.
Order of 17 October 1977 respecting the transport of asbestos
Arrêté du 17 octobre 1977 relatif au transport de l'amiante. [in French]
The safety rules contained in the schedule to this Order cover the following aspects: packaging of raw asbestos; cleaning and unloading railway trucks, barges, road vehicles and containers; mandatory declaration of cargo mentioning the word "asbestos"; re-use of sacks prohibited; transport of waste and rubbish from demolitions containing asbestos.
Journal officiel de la République française, 31 Oct.-1 Nov. 1977, Vol.109, No.254, p.5298.
Securing palletised loads
Sicherung palettierter Ladungseinheiten [in German]
The safety and stability of a composite palletised load depends on the shape of the individual items, the struture of the load and above all the means used to group the individual items into a single unit load. The types of palletised load are defined and illustrated (banding, strapping, corner pieces, shrink packing, cardboard coverings, special glue, partitioning) and methods of securing unit and multiple loads (anchoring straps, pallet boxes and crates for non-stackable goods, heavy compound loads, stabilisation of piles, stabilisation by layering, pallets for drums.
Die Berufsgenossenschaft, Feb. 1977, No.2, p.65-76. Illus.
Labelling chemicals - A guide to the regulations for the labelling and marking of containers and vehicles.
This guide discusses labelling requirements in the United Kingdom and the European Economic Community (EEC); the UN recommendations and classification and labelling systems are included. The chapters cover: definition and classification of hazardous substances; road transport emergency cards; British and international regulations for road, rail, sea and air transport; hazard information systems for tank vehicles; EEC directives; the Poisons Act and the Poisons Rules; and the Health and Safety at Work Act. Specimens of the cards, labels and illustrations are shown in appendices.
Chemical Industries Association Ltd., Alembic House, 93 Albert Embankment, London, United Kingdom, 1977. 134p. Illus.
Guide to the design, testing and use of packaging for the safe transport of radioactive materials.
This guide gives advice supplementing the recommendations made by the International Atomic Energy Agency for the safe transport of radioactive materials (IAEA Safety Series No.6, 1973) and the advisory material given in IAEA Safety Series No.37, 1973. Definitions are followed by sections devoted to: design study, design guide (shielding, containment, heat dissipation, pressure build-up, mechanical and thermal protection, vibration, etc.); design approval; application for approval and certification; manufacture and use of packaging, etc. A list of international and United Kingdom regulations, and guides to design calculation for mechanical protection, thermal testing, vibration testing, etc. are appended. Tables: insolation data; requirements for Type B(U) and B(M) designs; maximum package radiation levels; maximum permissible levels of non-fixed radioactive contamination, etc.
BS 3895:1976, British Standards Institution, Publications Department, 101 Pentonville Road, London N1 9ND, United Kingdom, 1976. 66p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: £8.20.
Hazard identification - Hazchem Codings - UN Numbers (Alphabetical and Numerical).
The first brochure describes and illustrates a scheme for marking tank vehicles in road and rail transport with the information needed for immediate action in case of a traffic incident. The colours, sizes and places for the Hazchem code, UN number, specialist advice, warning diamond and manufacturer's name are shown in examples. The companion Hazchem codings booklet lists names and code, Tremcard volume and number, ADR class number, Kemler number, and UN label information for about 300 substances. The 2 UN Numbers booklets (in alphabetical and numerical orders) list the substances and give the UN class, division or subdivision.
Chemical Industries Association Ltd., Alembic House, 93 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TU, United Kingdom, Apr. 1976. 13p; 12p; 101p; and 75p. Illus. 14 ref.
Fiche de sécurité D.508, Organisation for Safety in Building Construction and Civil Engineering (Organisme professionnel de prévention du bâtiment et des travaux publics), Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, Jan. 1977.
Transport of explosives
Transports des explosifs. [in French]
Part 1 of this data sheet concerns the transport of explosives and munitions (total weight not exceeding 100kg; distance covered not exceeding 50km, without passing through any large urban centre), covering the folowing aspects: transport of explosives and detonators in the same load; equipment of vehicle; loading; passengers; traffic. Part 2, concerning in-plant movement of explosives, reproduces the text of article 5 of the Decree of 15 Oct. 1962 concerning the use of explosives on building and civil engineering worksites (CIS 2629-1962, Jcuy Xrz(609)) and prescribes certain precautions to be observed to prevent fires and explosions. A classified list of the dangerous substances covered by the data sheet is appended.
Cahiers des Comités de prévention du bâtiment et des travaux publics, Nov.-Dec. 1976, No.6. 4p. (detachable insert). Illus.
Transport of dangerous goods
Transport des marchandises dangereuses. [in French]
Recommendations prepared by the U.N. Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. Classificaton and definitions of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, rules for packing and labelling, and shipping papers. The recommendations do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk which, in most countries, are subject to a special system of regulations. Individual chapters are devoted to: list of dangerous goods (U.N. number, designation, class and division, hazards, packing recommendations); explosives; methods of determining flash point; toxic substances; classification of pesticides; percentage of active substances for each group of pesticides; flammable liquids; hazardous chemicals; types of recommended packages, carboys, drums, etc. The classifications are present in tabular form. The Spanish and Russian texts of the recommendations are in preparation.
United Nations Publication ST/SG/AC.10/1, United Nations, New York, USA, 1976. 337p. Price: US-$15.00.
Securing of loads for road transport
Sichern der Lasten beim Strassentransport [in German]
Drivers securing loads on their vehicles often rely on intuition; this publication offers simple tables to indicate the appropriate direction and strength of stays for all types of load. After a few remarks on road construction, the forces exerted in the transport of loads are examined: longitudinal, lateral, and vertical forces, friction force at the resting surface of the load. Conclusions as to methods of securing the load and attachment and anchor points are drawn. A long section is devoted to wire ropes and chains, with tables indicating permissible loads according to rope or chain diameter and type of anchorage. Another possibility of securing loads by means of wooden chocks is shown with the relevant calculations.
Illustrierte Zeitschrift für Arbeitsschutz, Jan. 1975, Vol.22, No.1, p.4-8; Mar. 1975, No.2, p.2-5; May 1975, No.3, p.8-11; July 1975, No.4, p.6-9; Sep. 1975, No.5, p.5-8; Nov. 1975, No.6, p.8-10; Jan. 1976, Vol.23, No.1, p.7-9. Illus. (Available as a 28p. reprint).
Transporting, loading, and unloading of hazardous materials using motor vehicles.
The number of materials that can be classified as hazardous for transportation purposes is very large. The equipment used must be suited to the material transported. Cleaning, especially of tank trucks, is a critical operation. Maintenance; driver training and assignment; gloves, eye protection, respirators, etc.; shipping papers; placarding; road hazards; unloading; emergencies (the role of the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center for rapid information is described); regulations (U.S. Transportation Safety Act, 1974) are discussed.
Professional Safety, July 1976, p.25-30. Illus.
New safety regulations for transport of radioactive substances
Novye pravila bezopasnosti pri transportirovanii radioaktivnyh veščestv [in Russian]
Comments on rules issued on 27 Dec. 1973 under the Soviet radiological protection standards of 1969 and the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The following points are commented on: criteria to be met by containers and materials of which they are made; radiation protection rules for transport; limitations on transport of radioactive substances by road, railway, air, sea or inland waterway; irradiation monitoring before dispatch, during loading and unloading, and on delivery.
Mašinostroitel', July 1975, No.7, p.37-38. Illus. 2 ref.
Multiple hazard substances: ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile and carbon disulfide
Stoffe mit mehreren gefährlichen Eigenschaften: Äthylenoxid - Acrylnitril - Schwefelkohlenstoff [in German]
Toxicity and explosibility of these substances; heat production hazard by polymerisation; hazardous concentrations and chemical reactions; transportation hazards.
Die Berufsgenossenschaft, Nov. 1975, Vol.27, No.11, p.452-455.
Kuiper J.P., Buschmann C.H., Van Daatselaar C.J., Verberk M.M., Balemans A.W.M., Zuidema J.W., Mouwen C.D.A., Lamme N., Oosterbaan J.W., De Jong J.P., Vossenaar B.
Hazardous substances, variations on a topical theme
Gevaarlijke stoffen, variaties op een actueel thema [in Dutch]
Special issue devoted to the risks of fire and explosion and health hazards in the production, transport, storage and use of dangerous or harmful substances. Contents: assessment of hazard; radioactive substances; emergency exposure limits; check-list for the chemical industry; transport of, and operations with, explosive substances; road transport; rail transport; shipment by sea or inland waterway, dock handling; local emergency services; plant fire protection and fire fighting services.
Noodzaak, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, Oct.-Nov. 1975, Vol.24, No.7, p.137-176. Illus. 16 ref.
Whitbread E.G., Meadowcroft A.E., Steel J.G., Lunn H.P., Pike H., Rees W., Davies D.L., Roberts R.K., Malcolm J.G., Peeler J., Lewis G.J., Swinbank C., Jenkin-Jones C.O.
Distribution Conference: Proceedings.
This conference on packaging and shipping of dangerous goods was held at Harrogate, U.K. on 12-13 Feb. 1975. The papers read were: Regulation of the conveyance of dangerous goods; Hazard classification - the UN system; Package performance tests - the concept and the reality; The movement of chemicals in freight containers; Movement of chemicals by air; Labelling for transport; Labelling for user protection; International transport of dangerous goods in portable tanks; Intermediate bulk containers; Implementation of Chemical Industries Association's recommended safety procedures; European surface transport; Role of returnable packages in the distribution operations of the chemical industry; Packaged goods lost at sea; Presentation of 'CHEMSAFE' (chemical industry scheme for assistance in freight emergencies). The open forum discussion; references to directives and regulations; and Chemical Industries Association publications on related topics are included.
Chemical Industries Association, Ltd., 93 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TU, United Kingdom, 1975. 77p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: £3.00.
Ammoniakki [in Finnish]
Ammoniak [in Swedish]
Review of the properties of ammonia in gaseous or liquefied form, followed by sections on its use, respiratory, cutaneous and ocular hazards, toxic effects, flammability and explosibility, transportation and storage (materials recommended for the construction of tanks, Finnish regulations on transport in bulk, precautions during storage and decanting, protection of eyes, respiratory tract and skin). Appendix: risks of catastrophe when ammonia is being decanted, illustrated by some accident descriptions. CIS has only the Swedish version.
Ehkäise tapaturmia - Förebygg olycksfall, 1975, No.2, p.7-11. Illus. 10 ref.
Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington.
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the packing, marking, handling, carriage, storage, and use of certain flammable, oxidising, and corrosive materials, and certain compressed, liquefied, dissolved, and other gases.
The Act, dated 2 July 1974, covers the classes of dangerous goods specified in the recommendations of the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: gases (compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure); ethane, ethylene, hydrogen, methane or any other flammable gas; acetylene (compressed or dissolved, and contained within a porous substance); liquefied petroleum gas; chlorine; anhydrous ammonia; liquid oxygen; flammable liquids; nitrocellulose; fuel oil; calcium carbide; white or yellow phosphorus; oxidising substances; corrosives (acids, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, aqueous ammonia, etc.). Provisions concerning issuance, cancelling, etc. of licenses for storage, haulage, use, etc. Duties and search powers of inspectors. Enforcement, orders to remedy defective situations or cease hazardous practices. Seizure of dangerous goods. Provisions respecting ships (refusal of clearance) and harbours. Penalties.
Statutes of New Zealand, Statute No.26, 1974, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand, Vol.2, p.916-943.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, Office of Domestic Shippinng, Washington, D.C. 20230.
A modal economic and safety analysis of the transportation of hazardous substances in bulk.
This study examines the best mode of transportation for the movement of hazardous substances. Its objective was to analyse quantitatively the economic and safety aspects of such transportation by inland waterway and overland (pipeline, rail and highway) modes so that the comparative costs and risks of the different modes could be assessed. The chemicals studied as examples are acrylonitrile, anhydrous ammonia, benzene, caustic soda, chlorine, ethylene glycol, methanol, styrene, sugar, and sulfuric acid. Much of the information is presented in tabular form.
COM-74-11271/5WP, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151, USA, May 1974. 266p. Illus. Price: Photocopy US-$6.50/Microfiche US-$4.35.
Federation of Industrial Mutual Accident Insurance Associations (Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften), Bonn, 1 Dec. 1974.
Materialbahnen [in German]
These safety regulations cover railways that are not governed by VBG 11a and VBG 11b for railways and tramways. The provisions deal with installations and vehicles, and the operation of materials railways. Special regulations concern remote controlled or automatic railways, railways with rope or chain haulage, and monorails. Instructions for implementation of the regulations and notes are contained in a supplement.
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Gereonstrasse 18-32, 5 Köln 1, Germany (Fed.Rep.). 11 + 12p. Illus. Price: DM.1.20.
Dansk Sojakagefabrik A/S, Islands Brygge 24, 2300 København S, Denmark, Oct. 1974. 70p. Illus. Gratis.
Safe work with chlorine
Sikkerhed ved brug af klor [in Danish]
Contents: physical and chemical properties (reactions, physiological effects); basic rules for storage, transferring and transport of chlorine; transport and storage tanks; safety devices for transferring equipment; respiratory protective equipment; first aid; chlorine leakage - causes and hazards; safety rules in case of leakage and organisation of emergency measures; international regulations for transport of chlorine by sea, air or land; rules for the use of sodium hypochlorite.
Fires and explosions
Feuer und Explosionen [in German]
This article describes a number of accidents to illustrate the hazards - of which people are frequently unaware - of propane, hydrogen peroxide and calcium hypochlorite, referring to the characteristics of these substances which render them liable to ignite or explode. Hydrogen peroxide and calcium hypochlorite may explode or ignite spontaneously. Safety rules: limitation of quantity transported; special instructions concerning driver, itinerary, time, weather conditions, speed limit, convoying; rules concerning suitable materials for building transportation tanks and containers.
Die Berufsgenossenschaft, Sep. 1974, No.9, p.365-370. Illus.
Handbook of dangerous goods
Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter [in German]
First part of a loose-leaf register containing explanatory notes on the data sheets, a list of gas detector tubes, lists of German and other poison control centres and German and Swiss hospitals for severe burn injuries, an alphabetical index of substance names and data sheets on 212 hazardous substances. Data provided include: physical properties, flammability and explosibility characteristics, reactions with air and water, health hazards, olfactory threshold and TLV, measures to be taken in the event of an accident, first aid, notes for the doctor. A graphic symbol, the danger diamond, gives immediate information on the degree of hazard. The 1st and 2nd parts cover a total of 414 hazardous substances.
Springer Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, 1 Berlin 33 (Westsektoren), 2nd revised and enlarged edition, 1974. 504p. (not paginated). Price: DM.64.00.
Institute of Occupational Safety (Veiligheidsinstituut), Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam-Z, Netherlands, 1974. Price: Glds.0.60 each card.
Data cards on hazardous chemicals
Chemiekaarten [in Dutch]
New list of about 500 data cards (size 30 x 21 cm) for handy reference by persons responsible for handling, transporting or storing hazardous substances. The cards give essential information on the physical and other properties of each substance and on its hazards (fire and explosion hazards, danger to the eyes and skin, toxicity, etc.) and specify appropriate safety measures, extinguishing agents, fist-aid procedures, methods of removing spillage and storing and packing methods.
Veiligheidsinstituut, Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam-Z, Netherlands, 1974. Price: Fl.0,60 by notice.
Atherley G., Bamber L.
The handling and transportation of chemicals, oils and toxic materials.
Report on a study sponsored by the Transport and General Workers Union concerning the extent and nature of chemicals transported by road, rail and inland waterways, with a review of potential hazards and emergency procedures in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The problems experienced by transport workers, their training, the adequacy of existing legislation, as well as the need for further research and legislation, are discussed.
University of Aston in Birmingham, Gosta Green, Birmingham B4 7ET, United Kingdom, no date. 27p. 26 ref. Price: £1.00.
Chemical Industries Association Ltd., Alembic House, 93 Albert Embankment, London, S.E.1, United Kingdom, 1973. 28p. 9 ref. Gratis.
CHEMSAFE - A manual of the chemical industry scheme for assistance in freight emergencies.
This manual lays down general principles for the effective handling of transport emergencies involving hazardous chemicals in order to minimise damage and injury. Industry's responsibility to provide adequate information concerning chemicals involved in incidents is emphasised and instructions for implementing CHEMSAFE (Chemical Industry Scheme for Assistance in Freight Emergencies) standard procedure within individual companies and between companies are given. The aim is to provide a 24-h emergency coverage. The legal liability of companies giving negligent advice on hazardous chemicals and on insurance procedures is discussed. Appendices include examples of incident report forms and request forms for the use of insured companies wishing to obtain details as to coverage from insurance carriers.
Handbook on dangerous goods
Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter [in German]
This new instalment comprises separate data sheets on 202 additional hazardous substances. The new alphabetical index, which covers the 1st and 2nd instalments, contains the common names and synonyms of 414 substances in English, French and German. Apart from the formula and names of the substance, each data sheet provides information on the following points: physical properties; international regulations relating to transport by water, rail, road and air; appearance and smell; hazards related to the release of the substances and to their mixing with the atmosphere and water; health hazards and maximum allowable concentrations; safety measures to be taken in the danger zone in case of incident; first aid; medical notes. A graphic symbol called the "danger diamond" (diamond shape indicating the fire, explosion and health hazards) provides quick information on the degree of hazard for a given substance. A list of indicator tubes and lists of competent centres and hospitals for treating cases of poisoning and burns are appended.
Springer Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, 1 Berlin 33 (Westsektoren), 2nd instalment, Nov. 1973. 322p. (not paginated). 400 ref. Price: DM.78.00.
Transport wewnętrzny [in Polish]
This book, intended for labour inspectors, safety officers and supervisors, provides detailed guidelines on the supervision of transport and handling equipment. Emphasis is placed on the construction and maintenance of transport appliances, on correct working methods and on the intensification of traffic safety measures. The book is abundantly illustrated and concludes with a list of Polish standards and regulations in force.
Instytut wydawniczy CRZZ, Warszawa, Poland, 1973. 347p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: Zl.32.00.
Transportation fire hazards
A review of the fire hazards that may be encountered in air, road, rail and sea transport, and the special problems involved in the transport of hazardous materials, with particular reference to Federal safety regulations in the United States. Individual sections are devoted to: hazardous materials in transit; aircraft fire safety (inflight fire safety, crash fires, airport protection, aircraft ground fires, etc.); motor vehicle fire safety; marine fire safety (life safety at sea, hazards in handling cargoes, cargo fires at sea, hazards of collisions, etc.); railroad fire safety.
Staff Study SPP-19, National Fire Protection Association, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, USA, Apr. 1973. 38p. Illus. Price: US-$2.25.
Directorate General of Labour (Directoraat-General van de Arbeid), Voorburg, Netherlands, 1st edition, 1973. 65p. Price: Glds.3.50.
Storage and transport of ammonia
De opslag en het vervoer van ammoniak [in Dutch]
This report prepared by the Netherlands Committee for the Prevention of Disasters Caused by Dangerous Substances (Commissie Preventie van Rampen door Gevaarlijke Stoffen) is intended to give full information on the hazards of ammonia and to provide directives for its safe storage and transport. There are chapters on: properties of ammonia; personal protective equipment; safety measures to be taken in the event of ammonia escape, accidents and fires; installation of fixed storage tanks for liquid ammonia; requirements to be met by the materials for, and construction of, containers and means of transport; loading and unloading equipment for ammonia tank trucks and tankers; safety measures for the transport of liquid ammonia for use in agriculture.
Transport and assembly of prefabricated elements
Transport et montage des préfabriqués. [in French]
Prefabricated units may now measure 7.80 x 2.70 m and weigh up to 7 t. Careful study must therefore be given to their transportation, to the layout of the assembly site and the way the work is carried out. Careful consideration must also be given to the training of the lorry driver, the assembly team and the crane driver. A well-trained team can assemble 45 to 60 prefabricated units a day, equivalent to adding a complete new storey to an average-sized building. The principal hazard is falls from great heights; it is impossible to use safety belts or harness because 8 to 10 men are working at the same time on the assembly site and constantly have to make way for each other. General personnel protective equipment must therefore be installed: outside scaffolding to be moved upwards at the same rate as the building, safety nets, external railings or temporary protection.
Prévention et sécurité du travail, 2nd quarter 1973, No.96, p.10-18. Illus.
Department of Trade and Industry, London
Carriage of dangerous goods in ships - Report of the Standing Advisory Committee 1966 - The Blue Book
Following an introduction which contains the 1966 Report of the Standing Advisory Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Explosives in Ships, the body of the Blue Book is given in 5 appendices. Appendix A reproduces the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods) Rules, 1965. Appendix B gives the Committee's recommendations for the classification, labelling, packing and stowing of explosives, gases (compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure), flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidising substances, poisonous substances, infectious substances, radioactive substances, corrosives, and miscellaneous substances. Appendix C reproduces recommended labels. Appendix D indicates where to seek advice in the United Kingdom on the carriage of dangerous goods. Appendix E gives data on gas cylinders.
HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9HN, United Kingdom, 1971. 2nd ed.
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