ABSTRACT

Role of Hazardous Material Placards in Transportation Safety and Security   [open pdf - 362KB]

"In response to placarding concerns, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) conducted a review of the use of placards on shipments of hazardous materials from the perspective of both safety and security. This study concludes that the existing placarding system should be retained; and as DOT continues to develop a comprehensive security program for hazardous materials transportation, it should continue to review the use of operational procedures and technological developments as security enhancements and as alternatives to placards in specific high risk situations as well as for broad application. In considering potential changes to its placarding requirements as a result of its continuing review, DOT will have to take into account the considerable impacts on cost, training and international trade that changes to placarding requirements could have."

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Date:
2003-01-15
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Public Domain
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U.S. Office of Hazardous Materials Safety: http://hazmat.dot.gov/
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pdf
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