DGR TLAs - how many do you know?

The regulations surrounding the chemical and hazardous goods industries are packed with three-letter acronyms and abbreviations.  How many do you know?


1-5   Time waster     |     5-10   Novice      |      10-20   Not bad going      |     30+   You must be a DGSA!


ACL    Approved Carriage List

ASL    Approved Supply List (now obsolete)

ADN   European provisions concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by inland waterways

ADR   Accord Dangereux Routier (European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by Road)

BCC   Biocides Consultative Committee

CAO   Cargo Aircraft Only

CAS   Chemical Abstracts Service

CCC   Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (IMO)

CDG   Carriage of Dangerous Goods

CLH   Harmonised Classification and Labelling

CLP   EU Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures

CMR   Carcinogenic, Mutagenic & Reproductive Toxins

DGR   Dangerous Goods Regulations

EAC   Emergency Action Code (UK Tanker panels)

ECA   European Chemicals Agency

EHS   Environmentally Hazardous Substances

EUH   EU CLP specific Hazard Statement

EWC   European Waste Catalogue

GHS   Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

HIN   Hazard Identification Number (ADR/RID)

HSE   Health and Safety Executive (GB)

IBC   Intermediate Bulk Container

IMO   International Maritime Organization (was IMCO)

NOS   Not Otherwise Specified (classification of certain substances upon transport)

ONR   Office for Nuclear Regulation (HSE)

PBT  Persistent, Bio-accumulative and Toxic

PPE   Personal Protective Equipment

PSN   Proper Shipping Name

RID   The Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (Règlement Concernant le Transport International Ferroviaire Marchandises Dangereuses).

SDS   Safety Data Sheet (formerly MSDS)

TDG   Transport of Dangerous Goods. Alternative to CDG

TDW   Tactile Warning of Danger

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