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Document ID (ISN)32390
CIS number 79-2044
ISSN - Serial title 0099-0027 - Professional Safety
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Title Dangerous cargo: Transportation of hazardous materials - A special issue.
Bibliographic information May 1979, p.17-48. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract All the principal articles in this special issue are devoted to the problems involved in the transportation of hazardous materials: inadequate voluntary compliance with requirements for effective prevention in hazardous materials transportation; hazardous material transportation emergencies: responsibilities of US State governments (with emergency response checklist); coping with the nation's high-risk cargo (perspectives on handling incidents; training programme available from the US National Fire Protection Association); a shipper's system for safer distribution (handling procedures, documentation, responsibility of manufacturing department, inspections); safe entry into tanks and confined spaces (tankers, permits to enter, entry equipment, combustible gas, oxygen deficiency and toxicity indicators, escape); liquid transportation technology for chemicals (acids, corrosives, toxic substances): equipment and emergency systems; deadly cargo (hazardous materials transported on overland trucks and liquid and gas tankers).
Descriptors (primary) transport industry; dangerous substances
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; flammable gases; toxic gases; work in confined spaces; tankers; responsibilities; tank trucks; emergency organization; role of government; permits-to-work; transport of materials
Document type -
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Transport industry (in general)