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Dangerous goods rules updated

Dangerous goods rules updated

Dangerous goods rules updated

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The National Transport Commission (NTC) released the latest edition of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods this week.

The NTC says this latest version (7.3), adds to the list of Class 9 dangerous goods. These include lithium batteries and equipment, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), genetically modified organisms (GMO) and other goods.

In addition, carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) UN 1845; argon, refrigerated liquid UN 1951; and nitrogen, refrigerated liquid UN 1977 (liquid nitrogen) can now be used to cool, refrigerate, manage the temperature of or control other specified dangerous goods. However, specific conditions must be met before using these substances to transport goods in this manner.

The NTC cites a number of other amendments, too.

This latest edition also adopts the ‘United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations’ up to the 17th edition, as well as retaining some Australian-specific provisions.

However, not all of the 17th edition amendments have been included. Consideration of these and UN 18th amendments will start in mid-2014.

Published on 19 June 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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