As a means of promoting productive, healthy and safe workplaces for workers and employers in New South Wales, WorkCover NSW has required notification from sites which store large quantities of dangerous goods. These notifications are critical to the safety of workers and businesses because maintaining large quantities of dangerous goods necessitates expertise on safety management. Moreover, the details provided by sites and businesses needs to be updated every now and then since other government agencies are making use of the details too.
After being found guilty of violating the regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods, a local transport company was penalised of a $31,000 fine as ordered by a Western Australian court.
With the purpose of giving an updated technical basis for the transport sector and shippers of dangerous goods, the National Transport Commission (NTC) released an amended edition of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC).
In connection with the forthcoming Technical Instructions 2015 – 2016 Edition, the ICAO has authorized the amendments prohibiting the transport of lithium batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.
6th June 2014 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the second addendum to its 55th Edition (2014) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the 55th Edition DGR was required since 1st January of this year 2014.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Glyn Hughes as the association’s next global head of cargo, effective June 9, 2014. Hughes is replacing industry veteran Des Vertannes.
Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says that it has contracted with Australian shipping company SeaRoad for the construction of a 181 metres long, LNG-powered RoRo ferry.
The shipment of hazardous materials has become an important concern for numerous organisations. If these organisations are not careful and the shipments of these hazardous materials are not properly monitored, mistakes are sure to happen that may further lead to more troubles. There are several reasons why mistakes are committed in shipping hazardous materials. On some occasions employees mischaracterise hazardous articles and assume such materials as non-hazardous. There are also instances wherein regulatory differences between various modes of transport are not fully understood by organisations. Another shortcoming is one committed by employees who fail to ensure the qualification and competency of those involved in the shipment process.
Do the above cases sound familiar to you? To understand more about this topic, read and learn from the following discussions about how to avoid the four common mistakes in the shipment of hazardous materials. More importantly, this article further tackles about how to carry out a safe and compliant shipping process of hazardous materials.
These days, the most preferred energy source is lithium battery. It has been widely used for a wide variety of consumer goods – mobile phones to kids’ toys to other electronic gadgets. Lithium batteries are popular, however, people are not aware that it is considered as dangerous goods and can imply a safety risk if not prepared in accordance with the transport regulations.