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Document ID (ISN)111590
CIS number 11-0268
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-124226-0 (en); 978-92-2-224226-9 (fr); 978-92-2-324226-8 (es)
Year 2011
Convention or series no. GDFPC/2011
Title Safety in the supply chain in relation to packing of containers
Original title La sécurité dans la chaîne d'approvisionnement concernant le remplissage des conteneurs [in French]
La seguridad en la cadena de suministro en relación con el embalaje de los contenedores [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2011, xii, 96p. Illus.
Internet access GDFPC/2011/EN.pdf [in English]
GDFPC/2011/FR.pdf [in French]
GDFPC/2011/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract To ensure that a greater proportion of containers reach their destination without an incident being caused or damage inflicted by the cargo, it is essential that the container packing community should be educated about the means available and the ways to use them. All those involved in the process must be kept up to date, which requires identifying a better way of disseminating the necessary information. This report explores training concepts and means to direct packers to suitable sources of information. It also sets out to recommend the way in which the current guidelines and practices may be integrated to form "best practices", and how these should be adopted by international organizations such as the ILO and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Descriptors (primary) ILO; container handling; loading and unloading; rail transport; road transport; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) IMO; lifting equipment; safety training in industry; safe working methods; mechanical hazards; glossary; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Transport industry (in general)