Guidance application GHS criteria to petroleum substances | 2019

Guidance on the application of GHS criteria to petroleum substances (updated in 2019)

The updated 2019 IPIECA GHS guidance includes a detailed discussion of a “weight of evidence” (WoE) approach and presents a stepwise path to determining the best data to be used for classification decisions. An updated classification flowchart utilizes a three-tiered approach in which substance-specific toxicity data are considered first, followed by read-across data and then data for hazardous constituents.

Given the expanding international market in chemical substances and mixtures, a global system of classification and labelling was proposed at the 1992 Earth Summit by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and many other governments and stakeholders. In response, the United Nations developed the ‘Globally Harmonised System’ (GHS) which is a single worldwide system for classifying and communicating the hazardous properties of industrial and consumer substances and mixtures.

The oil and gas industry, represented by IPIECA, was the first sector to present guidance on its products to the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on GHS (UNSCEGHS) in 2010. The guidance document, The application of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria to petroleum substances, has now been revised to include new research on the hazards of petroleum-related substances and constituents.

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International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

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UN Manual of Tests and Criteria Seventh revised edition Amd 1

UN Manual of Tests and Criteria Seventh revised edition Amd 1

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Manual of Tests and Criteria

Published: June 2019

The “Manual of Tests and Criteria” contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for the classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of the “United Nations Recommendations on the
Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations”, as well as of chemicals presenting physical hazards according to the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)”.

It therefore also supplements national or international regulations which are derived from the Model Regulations or the GHS.
Originally developed by the Economic and Social Council’s Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which adopted a first version in 1984, the Manual of Tests and Criteria has been regularly updated and amended. Currently, the updating is done under the auspices of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of
Chemicals, which replaced the original committee in 2001.

At its ninth session (7 December 2018), the Committee adopted a set of amendments to the sixth revised edition of the Manual as amended by Amendment 1.  These amendments, include, inter alia:

– A full review of the text of the Manual to facilitate its use in the context of the GHS;
– A new test under test series 8, to determine the sensitiveness of a candidate ammonium nitrate emulsion or suspension or gel, intermediate for blasting explosive, to the effect of intense localised thermal ignition under high confinement (sub-section 18.8);
– New provisions addressing classification of polymerizing substances for transport;
– Stability tests for nitrocellulose mixtures (new Appendix 10); and
– A compilation of classification results on industrial nitrocellulose in accordance with Chapter 2.17 of the GHS which can be used for the classification of industrial nitrocellulose based products (new Appendix 11).

In addition, noting that the work to facilitate the use of the Manual in the context of the GHS had been completed, the Committee considered that the reference to the “Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods” in the title of the Manual was no longer appropriate, and decided that from now on, the Manual should be entitled “Manual of Tests and Criteria”.

The seventh revised edition takes account of these amendments, which were circulated as document ST/SG/AC.10/46/Add.2.

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Documentation 61th IATA DGR 2020

Dangerous Goods check list / Documentation 61th IATA DGR 2020

Addendum to the 61st Edition

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is the global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air and the only standard recognized by airlines. IATA is “THE” industry standard for shipping dangerous goods by air. The IATA DGR is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference manual trusted by the industry for over 50 years. Whether you’re a shipper, manufacturer, freight forwarder, ground handler, or airline, the IATA Book will keep you up to date with all the latest regulations, providing all the information you need.

Effective from 1st January 2020

– A global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air, and the only standard recognized by the global Airline industry.
– Everything you need to prepare dangerous goods shipments in compliance with international air transport regulations.
– The industry’s most trustworthy cargo sources to help you classify, pack, mark, label, document shipments of dangerous goods, and ensure they are safe to travel.

The 61st edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued by ICAO to the content of the 2019-2020 edition of the Technical Instructions.

Users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked to note the following amendments and corrections to the 61st Edition, effective from 1 January 2020.

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Guidelines DGSA Annual Report EASA

Guidelines DGSA Annual Report EASA

According to sub‐sections 1.8.3.3 of the European Agreements ADR, RID and ADN, the Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (hereinafter “DGSA”) has the duty to prepare an annual report to the management of his undertaking or to a local public authority, as appropriate, on the undertakings of their activities in the carriage of dangerous goods. ADR, RID and ADN do not specify the content of the annual report; some parties who are contracted to ADR, RID and ADN have specifications in their national legislation. EASA is of the opinion that it may be valuable for the DGSA to have a template for an annual report. In consequence EASA has created a template which respects and harmonises what is requested by the dangerous goods associations in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

This template reflects the DGSA’s duties according to sub‐sections 1.8.3.3 of the ADR, RID and ADN, and it contains what is considered by EASA to be the minimum content of a DGSA’s annual report.

The annual report is addressed to the management of the undertaking; as a consequence the DGSA’s annual report should enable management to determine whether the dangerous goods of their undertaking are being dealt with in a manner that is compliant with ADR, RID and ADN.

An annual report should cover a period of twelve months, although there is no necessity for this period to be identical to a calendar year, i.e. January to December.

The boxes 1 to 9 of the template are self‐explanatory and simple to use.

Fonte: EASA European Association of dangerous goods Safety Advisers

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La Relazione annuale ADR proposta dall’EASA

La Relazione annuale ADR proposta dall’EASA

L’EASA European Association of dangerous goods Safety Advisers, ha predisposto nel 2016 un modello di Relazione annuale ADR.

La proposta di modello per la relazione annuale del DGSA è stata inviata all’UNECE nel 2016 (ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.1/142, item 41).

In allegato Modello e Documento di ricezione UNECE.
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Guidelines for Preparing the DGSA Annual Report Introduction According to sub‐sections 1.8.3.3 of the European Agreements ADR, RID and ADN, the Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (hereinafter “DGSA”) has the duty to prepare an annual report to the management of his undertaking or to a local public authority, as appropriate, on the undertakings of their activities in the carriage of dangerous goods. ADR, RID and ADN do not specify the content of the annual report; some parties who are contracted to ADR, RID and ADN have specifications in their national legislation. EASA is of the opinion that it may be valuable for the DGSA to have a template for an annual report. In consequence EASA has created a template which respects and harmonises what is requested by the dangerous goods associations in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

This template reflects the DGSA’s duties according to sub‐sections 1.8.3.3 of the ADR, RID and ADN, and it contains what is considered by EASA to be the minimum content of a DGSA’s annual report.

The annual report is addressed to the management of the undertaking; as a consequence the DGSA’s annual report should enable management to determine whether the dangerous goods of their undertaking are being dealt with in a manner that is compliant with ADR, RID and ADN.

An annual report should cover a period of twelve months, although there is no necessity for this period to be identical to a calendar year, i.e. January to December.

The boxes 1 to 9 of the template are self‐explanatory and simple to use.

Fonte: EASA European Association of dangerous goods Safety Advisers

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EN 14564:2019 Tanks for transport of dangerous goods – Terminology

EN 14564:2019 Tanks for transport of dangerous goods – Terminology

This document provides additional terms and definitions to those written in the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) or the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID), appearing as Appendix C to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF).

This document forms part of series of documents prepared by CEN/TC 296 regarding the transport of dangerous goods. The series supports the proper application of the ADR and RID. This document is applicable to tanks used for the transport of dangerous goods.

This document does not apply to carriage in bulk of dangerous goods. For convenience, Annex A (informative) repeats some horizontal definitions taken from ADR 2017 chapter 1.2, and Annex B (informative) repeats some definitions from ADR 2017 chapter 6.7, specific to portable tanks. NOTE The ADR is updated on a regular basis, therefore Annexes A and B might become out of date. Annexes C, D and E (informative) provide alphabetical trilingual indexes of terms in English, French and German where the key is English, French and German respectively. Annex F (normative) is a schematic diagram of tank openings and closures according to the tank code

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UNI EN 14564:2019 Cisterne trasporto di merci pericolose – Terminologia

UNI EN 14564:2019 Cisterne trasporto di merci pericolose – Terminologia

UNI EN 14564:2019 – La norma si applica alle cisterne utilizzate per il trasporto di merci pericolose e fornisce termini e definizioni aggiuntivi a quelli scritti nell’accordo europeo relativo al Trasporto Internazionale di Merci Pericolose su Strada (ADR) o alle regolamentazioni relative al Trasporto Internazionale di Merci Pericolose per Ferrovia (RID).

Data entrata in vigore: 14 novembre 2019

Recepisce: EN 14564:2019

Sostituisce: UNI EN 14564:2013

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GHS Rev. 8 July 2019

GHS Rev. 8 Luglio 2019 (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals)

Sistema mondiale armonizzato di classificazione ed etichettatura delle sostanze chimiche (GHS): Ottava edizione riveduta

Il GHS affronta la classificazione delle sostanze chimiche per i tipi di pericolo e vuole armonizzare tali tipi di pericoli, comprese etichette e schede di sicurezza.

Esso mira a garantire che le informazioni sui rischi fisici e la tossicità da sostanze chimiche siano le migliori possibili per l a tutela della salute umana e l’ambiente durante la manipolazione, trasporto e uso.

Il GHS fornisce anche una base per l’armonizzazione di norme e regolamenti sulle sostanze chimiche a livello nazionale, regionale e mondiale.

Questa ottava edizione rivista del GHS contiene varie disposizioni nuove o rivedute, tra cui, tra l’altro:

[alert]- nuovi criteri di classificazione, elementi di comunicazione dei pericoli, logiche decisionali e indicazioni per le sostanze chimiche sotto pressione;
– nuove disposizioni per l’uso di dati in vitro/ex vivo e metodi non sperimentali per valutare la corrosione e l’irritazione cutanea;
– emendamenti vari per chiarire i criteri di classificazione per la tossicità specifica per organi bersaglio;
– dichiarazioni precauzionali riviste e ulteriormente razionalizzate e una revisione editoriale delle sezioni 2 e 3 dell’allegato 3;
– nuovi esempi di pittogrammi precauzionali per trasmettere la frase precauzionale “Tenere fuori dalla portata dei bambini”;
– un nuovo esempio nell’allegato 7 relativo all’etichettatura di set o kit; e
– guida per l’identificazione dei pericoli di esplosione della polvere e la necessità di valutazione dei rischi, prevenzione, mitigazione e comunicazione dei pericoli.[/alert]

Fonte: UNECE 2019

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UN Model Regulations 21A Revised edition (2019)

UN Model Regulations 21A Revised edition (2019)

At its ninth session (7 December 2018), the Committee adopted a set of amendments to the Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, concerning, inter alia, electric storage systems (including lithium batteries installed in cargo transport units and defective batteries), explosives, infectious waste of Category A, waste gas cartridges, harmonization with the 2018 Edition of IAEA’s Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, listing of dangerous goods, update of LC50 values for some toxic gases and use of in vitro skin corrosion methods for classification.

This twenty-first revised edition of the Recommendations takes account of all the amendments which were circulated as document ST/SG/AC.10/46/Add.1.

Volume I (EN/FR)

Volume I (EN/FR)

Official UN publications can also be obtained through the UN Bookshop and official distributors.

Fonte: UNECE

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Consulente DG: Raccolta Quiz esame ADR 2019

Consulente DG: Raccolta Quiz esame ADR 2019

Aggiornamento ADR 2019

La Direzione Generale per la Motorizzazione ha predisposto dei quiz aggiornati con l’ARD/RID 2019, per i candidati che si accingono a sostenere l’esame per il conseguimento o il rinnovo del certificato di formazione professionale di consulente per la sicurezza del trasporto di merci pericolose.

Tali quiz rappresentano materiale in sede di esame per il conseguimento/rinnovo del suddetto certificato, fermo restando che le Commissioni di esame nella loro autonomia possono predisporre dei propri quiz.

Edizione 2019

1. Quiz ADR/RID 2019
2. Studi dei casi 2019

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Certifico S.r.l. – IT  Settembre 2019

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Guidance duties Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA)

Guidance on the duties of a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA)

This guidance is intended to inform Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs) and those undertakings which need to appoint a DGSA, about the roles and responsibilities of a DGSA. A DGSA has specific duties under the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), which will be detailed in this document. An undertaking may need to appoint a DGSA if it is involved in the following activities:

– Consigning dangerous goods for transport including, including as appropriate, loading, packing and filling (consignors).
– Operation of road vehicles carrying dangerous goods, including as appropriate, packing, loading, filling and unloading (carriers).

The ADR specifies the responsibilities of a Safety Adviser in Chapter 1.8.3 The core responsibilities of a Safety Adviser are as follows:

– Advising undertakings on the safe transport of dangerous goods by road.
– Monitoring the undertakings compliance with dangerous goods regulations.
– Preparing an annual report about the activities of the undertaking related to the transport dangerous goods.
– Investigating any accidents or infringements of regulations and preparing reports.
– Monitoring the provision of training and advice to any staff involved in the transport of dangerous goods.

The duties of those who accept the appointment of DGSA for an undertaking are mandatory. A DGSA or employer does not have the discretion to “cherry pick” the duties or roles which they must observe and fulfil. The role of a DGSA is such that fulfilling the responsibilities as detailed in the ADR attracts a legal duty of care for the DGSA. A regulatory body or competent authority in any of the EU or non-EU member states who are signatories to the ADR may require the identity of the DGSA acting for an undertaking. It is your duty as an undertaking involved in the carriage, loading or unloading of dangerous goods, or as an appointed DGSA, to comply in a timely fashion with any lawful request of any such regulatory body.

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