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BIS issued IS 18149:2023-Guidelines for Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals

Published on March 09, 2023
Current Affairs: The guidelines were published on March 6, 2023 by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to enhance safety in transportation of dangerous, hazardous goods posing threat to public safety, properties and environment. The guidelines are expected to set a new benchmark for the safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials across the country.
BIS issued IS 18149:2023-Guidelines for Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals
  • Infectious substances are classified as dangerous goods because they pose a risk to health and safety during transportation.They must be properly packaged, labelled and documented according to the regulations of the mode of transport and the destination country.
  • The guidelines provide information on classification, packaging, handling, documentation, training, labelling & marking, transportation, emergency action and provisions for segregation of dangerous goods.
  • The guidelines are based on the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNRTDG) and other international standards.
  • The guidelines apply to all modes of transport such as road, rail, air and water.
  • The guidelines aim to ensure safety of people, property and environment during transportation of dangerous goods.


Q.1 What are the modes of transport covered by the guidelines?
a. Road, rail, air and water 
b. Road, rail and air only 
c. Road and rail only 
d. Air and water only
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