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    | Guidelines | Safety guidelines for working around railcars in chemical sites

    08 May 2017

    Working with or nearby rail vehicles on chemical sites has specific risks that must be carefully and specifically addressed. These guideline address the different aspects relating to the safety of on-site rail activities. The purpose is to provide insights to the reader about safe practices for protection of personnel from hazards that can arise when working on and /or around rail vehicles and tracks at chemical sites. This guideline addresses safety in the following activities: shunting; inspection, maintenance and repairs of rail vehicles and tracks; activities near rail infrastructure; traffic control; third party and subcontractors activities.

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    | Guidelines | Safety guidelines for working around railcars in chemical sites (German Version)

    08 May 2017

    Working with or nearby rail vehicles on chemical sites has specific risks that must be carefully and specifically addressed. These guideline address the different aspects relating to the safety of on-site rail activities. The purpose is to provide insights to the reader about safe practices for protection of personnel from hazards that can arise when working on and /or around rail vehicles and tracks at chemical sites. This guideline addresses safety in the following activities: shunting; inspection, maintenance and repairs of rail vehicles and tracks; activities near rail infrastructure; traffic control; third party and subcontractors activities.

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    | Guidelines | for managing change in a chemicals supply chain

    01 March 2017

    Investigation of incidents in the logistics chain identified the lack of proper Management of Change (MOC) as one of the root causes of a significant share of these incidents. This guideline provides a framework for companies that are active in the chemicals supply chain, to better manage changes associated with equipment, materials, products, people, organization and procedures. The guideline, which is based on best practices already in use in the contributing companies, describes procedures and tools to manage changes safely, both on- and off-site, including transport, intermediate storage, loading/unloading operations and cleaning, related to all modes of European land transport including intermodal transportation. Implementing these guidelines should assist in reducing the number of incidents in the logistics chain and the associated harm to people and the environment.

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    | Guidelines | for the security of the transport of dangerous goods by road

    27 February 2017

    These guidelines provide a list of practical options on how a company can meet the requirements of the Chapter 1.10 on Security Provisions in ADR 2017. They are the result of a cooperation between 11 industry associations, which represent a large part of manufacturing, transport, distribution and forwarding industries, involved in the transport of dangerous goods. These Guidelines have been designed to provide as comprehensive a range of technical and operational options as possible, from which users can select their optimum mix measures. The current guidelines replace a previous version (dating from 2015) and are in line with the Security Provisions of ADR 2017.

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    | Guidelines | Best practice guidelines for the cleaning of dry bulk polymer transport

    03 February 2017

    These guidelines have been developed based on the experience and knowledge of the suppliers, carriers and cleaning stations.
    For polymer materials supplied via bulk silo tank trailers, one of the major concerns is the potential cross contamination from previous products. In order to ensure the tank is clean, dry, and odour free, the cleaning program must address all of the likely and known contamination risk points.
    Whilst the tank and ancillary equipment may differ slightly in design, the principles of an effective cleaning program remain the same.

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    | Guidelines | Safety & Quality Guidelines for Unloading Polymers in Bulk

    01 September 2016

    When should these guidelines be used?
    It should be used to raise the awareness of these requirements of all members of the supply chain including suppliers, transport companies, customers and intermediate storage installations.

    These guidelines provide an overview of the safety and quality requirements for unloading of silo trucks, silo trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers at sites.

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    | Guidelines | Cefic Guidelines for Safe Degassing of Rail Tank Cars

    14 July 2016

    These guidelines for the Safe Degassing of Rail Tank Cars give guidance on safety management systems, equipment, personnel and detailed procedures that should be in place at workshops carrying out degassing activities of Rail Tank Cars.

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    | Guidelines | Guidance Mandatory Weighing of Containers Cefic ESC CLECAT GSF

    26 August 2015

    On 1 July 2016 the new IMO requirement for mandatory verification by the shipper of the gross mass of sea containers prior to loading on vessels will enter into force.
    According to the amended SOLAS, Chapter VI, Regulation 2, two methods to verify the gross weight of a container can be used:

    1. weighing the packed container using calibrated and certified equipment; or
    2. weighing all packages and cargo items, including pallets, dunnage and other securing material to be packed in the container and adding the tare weight of the container to the sum of the single weights, using a certified method approved by the competent authority of the State in which packing of the container was completed.

    In order to advocate a uniform implementation of Method 2, Cefic together with CLECAT, ESC and GSF have issued a joint Industry Guidance. Discussions with national authorities to obtain support for this Industry Guidance are still ongoing.

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    | Guideline | for Investigation of Logistics Incidents and Identifying Root Causes (German Version)

    07 July 2015

    “The objective of these industry guidelines is to provide guidance on how to carry out an incident investigation, identify the root causes and the corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. The guidelines are aimed for use by all parties in the supply chain: chemical manufacturers, transport companies, distributors, storage companies, tank cleaning stations,…. They focus on the investigation of incidents and near incidents (near misses) taking place in the off-site transport and related handling of chemical products.”

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    | Guidelines | Best Practice Guidelines for safe tipping of silo trucks/trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers | Issue 1

    20 November 2014

    These new Cefic/ECTA guidelines offer best practice guidance regarding the safe tipping of silo trucks/trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers which are frequently used in European land transport of dry bulk chemicals. The objective of these guidelines is to give guidance to companies on how to prevent accidents during unloading by tipping.

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