DATA While not perfect, the latest statistics published by the UK's Chemical Business Association on the whole tell a very positive story in terms of accidents and safety in the chemical distribution sector
PROCESS SAFETY Designing process plants to be inherently safer seems like an obvious way to improve overall safety levels, but the approach is not necessarily straightforward. Further thought may be needed
Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department has issued a circular alerting carriers to three recent incidents in which consignments of mercury (UN 2809) on flights from Hong Kong were found to be leaking on arrival.
CONFERENCE REPORT Recent incidents have focused terminal operators’ minds on safety within the facility. While there are many hazards in the average terminal, ILTA delegates heard that there are some simple ways to mitigate them
CARGO SECURING A broad cross-section of interests has worked hard and long to come up with a new European standard for securing cargo on road vehicles. The chemical industry is keen to know why Germany is opposed to its implementation
MERCURY The particular hazards posed by mercury and by articles containing mercury are such that specialist containment and packaging is required if the substance’s toxic and corrosive properties are to be kept away from personnel and the environment
TERMINALS One significant outcome of recent accidents at terminals and storage facilities is that operators and users are taking a more structured approach to safety. At last month’s ILTA conference, two cargo owners described how they go about it