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New guidelines for storing dangerous goods

[ December 14, 2021   //   ]

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), International Vessel Owners Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA), National Cargo Bureau (NCB) and World Shipping Council (WSC) have produced best practice guidelines for handling dangerous goods.
They say that while the major disasters in Beirut and Tianjin have been widely reported, there are many other incidents around the globe that do not garner the same attention, but which have the potential to escalate. And while there are regulations for dangerous goods in transit there is no direct equivalent for warehouses.”
The Dangerous Goods Warehousing White Paper, and its accompanying checklist, detail the risks involved in storing and handling dangerous goods and the measures to be taken to contain them. Topics covered include: competency and training of workforces; property construction; fire protection; security equipment and protocols and emergency response procedures. It is intended as a practical guide to systematic and documentable processes for those managing and operating storage facilities to ensure on-going safety but also that incidents are containable if and when they arise.