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The ECOSOC and UNECE bodies have released several publications related to transport and use of dangerous goods.  Most of these publications are now available on-line as well as in print.  Each publication's home page provides historical and background information, ordering details, and links to on-line versions (where available).

Click one of the following titles for more information on that publication:


Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations (ST/SG/AC.10/1) -- Recommendations for transportation regulations pertaining to the transport of dangerous goods.


Manual of Tests and Criteria (ST/SG/AC.10/11) -- companion test manual to the Model Regulations and the GHS Purple Book.  Contains classification tests for all dangerous goods classes including explosives (Transport Class 1 and GHS Class of Explosives).


Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (ST/SG/AC.10/30) -- This publication seeks "to harmonize existing communication systems on chemicals in order to develop a single, globally harmonized system to address classification of chemicals according to their hazards, and communicate the related information in particular through labels and safety data sheets."


ADR - International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ECE/TRANS/160) -- European dangerous goods road transport regulations.


ADN - International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ECE/TRANS/170) -- European dangerous goods inland waterway transport regulations.