The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code is the standard guide to all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport. The Code lays down basic principles: detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice, including advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action. The IMDG Code has undergone many changes over the years, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. Amendment 38-16 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its ninety-sixth session in May 2016. Many maritime countries have taken steps to regulate the carriage of dangerous goods by sea, based on the safety considerations set out by the 1974 SOLAS Convention. More recently, as marine pollution has become a serious concern, countries have taken further steps to regulate the carriage of marine pollutants, as described in Annex III of MARPOL.
Author: United Nations, Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (1957-) Staff
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Release Date: 2009-08-01
This publication presents a compilation of the various tests and criteria that enable the competent authority to classify explosive substances and articles. It focuses on the classification procedures, test methods, and criteria relating to explosives, self-reacting substances, organic peroxides, liquid desensitized explosives, flammable liquids, and oxidizing substances.
Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
This is an amendment to the 4th revised edition of the manual (2004, ISBN 9211390877) which sets out the UN schemes for the classification of certain types of dangerous goods and gives descriptions of the test methods and procedures for the classification of substances and articles for transport.
The 2011 edition of the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List outlines the Emergency Action codes (EACs), also known as Hazchem codes, for the use of the emergency services in conjunction with Emergency Action Code Cards. EACs indicate to the emergency services actions that may be necessary, during the first few minutes of an incident involving dangerous goods, should the officer in charge of the incident deem it necessary to take immediate actions. It includes details of Hazchem markings on the orange coloured plate of road and rail vehicles, registered in Britain, carrying dangerous goods in bulk or in tanks on domestic journeys. The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2011 is effective from 1 July 2011 and the Emergency Action Code List 2009 should no longer be used from that date.
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2017. It contains in particular new or revised provisions concerning for vehicles and machineries; battery powered vehicles and equipment; marking and labelling for lithium batteries in Class 9; instructions in writing; construction and equipment of vehicles; use of LPG, CNG and LNG as fuel for vehicles carrying dangerous goods.
4th ed. With the entry into force, in 1998, of the 1994 amendments to SOLAS, 1974, which introduced a new chapter IX into the Convention, the ISM Code was made mandatory. The Code, in its current form, was adopted by the Organization in 1993 and amended in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2013. This publication is essential for all those with an interest in ensuring safety at sea; ship owners and operators, shipping companies, shipbuilder, and institutes providing training