ADR European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion
BC Code Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes
BCH Code Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
BLU Code Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers
CPC Container Packing Certificate
CSC Convention for Safe Containers
DGD Dangerous Goods Declaration
DGR Dangerous Goods Regulations (Provisions on air transport of dangerous goods issued by the IATA)
DRI Direct Reduced Iron (regulated in the Bulk Code, are ”MHB”)
DSC Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods Solid Cargoes and Containers
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDP Electronic Data Processing
EmS Emergency Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods
FCL Full Container Load (from ”door to door”)
FIBC Flexible IBC
GESAMP Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects on Marine Pollution
IAES International Atomic Energy Agency
IATA International Air Transport Association
ICAO-TI International Civil Aviation Organization – Technical Instructions (DGR are based on these instructions)
IBC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
IBC Intermediate Bulk Container
ICSC International Convention for Safe Containers
IGC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk
ILO International Labour Organization
INF Code Code for the Safe Carriage of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-level Radioactive Wastes in Flasks on Board Ships
IMDG Code International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
IMO International Maritime Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization
LC50 Lethal Concentration 50% kill (kills 50% of test animals; often stated in ppm)
LD50 Lethal Dose (lethal dose for 50% of test animals; stated in mg/kg)
LEL Lower Explosive Level
LSA Low Specific Activity (Class 7)
MARPOL International Convention for the Pollution from Ships 73/78
MEPC Marine Environment Pollution Committee (IMO)
MFAG Medical First Aid Guide (for dangerous goods)
MHB Material Hazardous only in Bulk
MP Marine Pollutant
MRCC Marine Resque Co-ordination Centre (in Sweden, located in Göteborg)
MSC Marine Safety Committee (IMO)
N.O.S. Not Otherwise Specified (classification of certain substances upon transport)
PSN Proper Shipping Name
RIB Rescue Services Agency’s Information Bank
RID Règlement Concernant le Transport International Ferroviaire Marchandises Dangereuses (transport of dangerous goods by rail)
SADT Self-Accelerating Decomposition Temperature
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
TI Transport Index (Class 7)
TIR Transport International par la Route (customs sealing in the consignor country for transport by road)
UN No UN number (identification number for dangerous goods)
VPC Vehicle Packing Certificate