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Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

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  • Written in clear and concise English

  • Brings together and explains regulations from around the world

  • Up-to-date concerning regulations

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Table of contents (75 chapters)

  1. Cosmetics and Perfumes

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    Pages 52-53
  2. Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

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    Pages 54-57
  3. Drugs and Medicines

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    Pages 61-62
  4. Dyes and Pigments

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    Pages 63-64
  5. Elevated Temperature Materials

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    Pages 65-66
  6. Environmentally Hazardous Substances

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    Pages 67-68
  7. Explosive Articles

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    Pages 69-73
  8. Explosives and Class 1

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    Pages 74-85
  9. Extracts

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    Pages 86-87
  10. Fertilizers

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    Pages 88-89
  11. Fibres and Fibrous Products

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    Pages 90-93
  12. Fire Extinguishers

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    Pages 94-95
  13. Flammable Liquids and Class 3

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    Pages 96-98
  14. Flammable Solids and Division 4.1

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    Pages 99-103
  15. Gases and Class 2

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    Pages 104-110
  16. Halogenated Polyphenyls

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    Pages 111-112
  17. Hazardous Waste

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    Pages 113-114
  18. Infectious Substances and Division 6.2

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    Pages 115-118
  19. Initiating Explosives

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    Pages 119-127

About this book

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

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-662-11890-0
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 109.00
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