Advertisement

Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

  • Authors
  • Malcolm A. Fox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 1-2
  3. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 3-4
  4. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 5-6
  5. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 7-7
  6. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 8-18
  7. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 19-21
  8. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 22-22
  9. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 23-24
  10. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 25-26
  11. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 27-31
  12. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 32-33
  13. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 34-35
  14. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 36-37
  15. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 38-38
  16. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 39-39
  17. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 40-41
  18. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 42-43
  19. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 44-46
  20. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 47-51
  21. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 52-53
  22. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 54-57
  23. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 61-62
  24. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 63-64
  25. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 65-66
  26. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 67-68
  27. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 69-73
  28. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 74-85
  29. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 86-87
  30. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 88-89
  31. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 90-93
  32. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 94-95
  33. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 96-98
  34. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 99-103
  35. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 104-110
  36. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 111-112
  37. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 113-114
  38. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 115-118
  39. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 119-127
  40. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 128-131
  41. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 132-133
  42. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 134-136
  43. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 137-138
  44. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 139-140
  45. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 141-142
  46. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 143-144
  47. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 145-146
  48. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 147-150
  49. Malcolm A. Fox
    Pages 151-152

About this book

Introduction

Worldwide, 500,000 shipments of materials which pose chemical, physical, or biological risks to human health, property, or the environment are made each day by air, rail, road, sea, and inland waterways totaling over 3.6 billion metric tons each year. To ensure safety during transportation, the 2 means by which these dangerous goods and hazardous materials are pack­aged and handled is prescribed by international authority including the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the International Air Transport Association, as well as national authorities such as the Department of Transportation in the United States. In fact, the United Nations establishes model regulations that function as recommenda­tions addressed to international organizations and national governments. At the core of regulation lies hazard identification: once accurately identi­fied, the hazards of dangerous goods may be communicated and the material safely packaged, segregated, transported, and handled by qualified personnel. Incorrectly identified materials increase greatly the risk of explosion, fire, poisoning, or some other mishap. To aid identification, each authority maintains a list of the articles, substances, and materials it regulates compris­ing thousands of entries including chemical names, industry-specific terms, trade names, generic descriptions, and other specialized terms common to the language of transportation. While much of this language is recognizable, some is less well understood even to transportation, environmental, and health professionals.

Keywords

Dangerous goods Gefahrguttransport Hazardous Material environment iron laws transport

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11890-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-11892-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-11890-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Pharma
Materials & Steel
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Electronics
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Aerospace
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering