ABSTRACT

Study of the Applicability of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) or Similar Methodologies to the Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Task 2 Report - Evaluate Current System   [open pdf - 257KB]

"This report presents the findings of Task 2, which is part of the Department of Transportation (DOT) sponsored study titled, 'Study of the Applicability of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) or Similar Methodologies to the Transportation of Hazardous Materials.' The goal of Task 2 and this report is to characterize and evaluate some of the more common risk management systems and related programs currently being employed for hazardous materials transportation and parallel fields. The evaluation includes a characterization of the risk management elements found in each system and a comparison of each of the systems to assess the degree of coverage and applicability to hazardous materials transportation operations. In this report, we begin by briefly describing some of the key elements associated with risk management. Second, we present a picture of the hazardous materials transportation process. Third, we provide the key elements and summaries of various risk management and regulatory systems. Note that we provide only condensed summaries or highlights of various risk management and regulatory systems and in no way should these be regarded as comprehensive in coverage. Finally, we evaluate these risk management and regulatory systems and discuss issues pertinent to developing a risk management structure for hazardous materials transportation. It is important to note that in many ways this report is a 'living document' since we plan to update it as new and relevant information is collected and reviewed."

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Date:
2008-04-24
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/
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pdf
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