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Consultant Stanley Grossel reviews Guidelines for Chemical Transportation Safety, Security and Risk Management, 2nd Ed.

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Guidelines for Chemical Transportation Safety, Security, and Risk Management, 2nd Edition. By the Center for Chemical Process Safety/AIChE. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. Web: wiley.com. 2008. 166 pages. $125.00 Reviewed by: Stanley S. Grossel, Process Safety & Design Consultant, Clifton, N.J. Hazardous chemical transport poses significant public health and environmental risks. In 1995, the CCPS published “Guidelines for Chemical Transportation Risk Analysis.” The book reviews risk analysis techniques used to evaluate chemical transportation operations. The new edition serves as a complement to, rather than a replacement for, the 1995 edition, and the earlier guidelines are included in CD form along with four other appendices. The new publication addresses transportation security and risk management broadly and provides tools and methods for a wider range of transportation professionals and stakeholders. In particular, it introduces qualitative and practical techniques for identifying and managing higher-level risk issues that balance safety and security. Together, the two books can help effectively analyze and manage chemical transportation risk. Chapter one introduces transportation…
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