Hazardous Chemicals

Background Information on Hazardous Chemicals

The rapid increase in the transportation of hazardous chemicals has enhanced the accident potential during transit. In transit, the goods would be subjected to impact, vibration, compression and other adverse effects and exposure to harmful environment.

Classes for safe transportation of HAZChem

The disposal of Hazardous Chemicals needs special care and installations. A controlled site for disposal of wastes on land, run in accordance with safety and environmental requirements laid down by a regulatory authority.

Presentation on disposal sites and necessary conditions

ISC - Warning Signs

Flammable Solid

Dangerous when Wet

Spontaneously Combustible Solids



Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals

Rapid industrialisation in the 20th century has seen tremendous growth in the movement of petroleum products and other flammable and toxic chemicals throughout the globe. Increasing demand of energy which is around 1.2 X 1013 watts per annum is mainly met by coal and petroleum products. Due to its easy handling, higher thermal efficiency, very high calorific value, pollution control measures undertaken and the development of efficient machines, consumption of petroleum products is growing very rapidly.

Lecture given by Mr K. M. Bansal, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

An Overview of International Regulations concerning Transport of Dangerous Goods and summary of the Adaptation/Trend of Thai Regulations and ASEAN Agreement concerning Transport of Dangerous Goods.
Conference on Chemical (Industrial) Disaster Management, Pipelines, Storages and Medical Preparedness - Feb.11-13, 2009 New Delhi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chalermchai Chaikittiporn, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand


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