A STUDY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION NEEDS AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES

Information needs and methods to transmit that information are analyzed to determine the basic requirements of a hazard identification system for packages containing, and vehicles carrying, hazardous materials. Persons who come in contact with hazardous materials shipments are identified and a typology is developed. Information needs by type, amount, and timing are listed by category, and sixteen existing labeling systems are evaluated according to these and human factors criteria. Another dimension of users considered is transportation mode and job function of personnel. Conclusions and recommendations based on this analysis are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Design and Development Center
    Evanston, IL  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Rath, G J
    • Bottoms, A M
    • Hagerty, D
    • Morin, D
    • Money, W H
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 183 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DDC-72-4
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-10042
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM