Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

1st Edition

By Malcolm A. Fox

CRC Press

360 pages

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pub: 1999-08-27
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What could the following possibly have in common?

Accumulator…acid sludge…actuating cartridge…air bag inflator…cut back asphalt…Bangalore torpedo…wet battery…bhusa…blau gas…box toe gum…bursters…copra…dead oil… etching acid…fish meal…fracturing devices… gasohol…gutta percha.. hay… iron swarf…jet tapper… kapok…lithium cartouche…M86 fuel…natural uranium…organotin pesticides…pepper spray…petroleum raffinate…picrotoxin…refrigerant gas…rubber shoddy…safety squib…seed expeller…slurry explosive…tankage…turpentine substitute…uncalcined…varnish drier…wax vesta matches…zinc ash

These are some of the vague and confusing regulatory terms that must be used to describe the 3.6 billion metric tons of dangerous chemicals and products transported around the world each year by air, land, and water. In fact, the use of this jargon, mandated by many national and international authorities like the United Nations, makes regulatory compliance and safe transportation extremely uncertain.

Existing references provide little help. Even the regulations supply only a limited number of descriptions of the terms.

Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials finally provides accurate, clear explanations of the terms used in worldwide transportation of hazardous materials. Written by a leading environmental and transportation consultant and educator, it is the principal reference for all shippers and transporters involved in the identification of dangerous goods and hazardous materials - the basis of all subsequent transportation requirements.

Reviews

"…provides another resource for shippers to properly identify hazardous material with the end result being correctly shipped material. This book should prove invaluable in helping the shipper to ship material accordingly."-Dick Wentworth, Hazardous Material Coordinator, General Motors

"…badly needed archive of what are mutually extremely cryptic terms. The contribution of bringing standard commercial language and international HMM regulations together into a single place will be very valuable to both Hazardous Materials Management Professionals and to international commerce, since they must work together to ship dangerous goods to the market."-Ralph H. Kummler, Associate Dean for Research and Director, Hazardous Waste Management Programs

Table of Contents

Foreword

How to Use The Bellew Book

Glossary of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

Index of UN Numbers

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science