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Recently, the ADR has become a relatively important area in Slovenia, because fines (and not merely warnings) immediately follow the found irregularities. This can cost companies a lot of money, along with lost time and reputation.

At our last BENS event for clients I spoke about the novelties in ADR legislation that you should be acquainted with to avoid any problems.

Here are five significant novelties with regard to ADR 2019:

1. The section referring to the categorisation of corrosive chemicals has been completely modified. In the past, the categorisation of corrosive chemicals based on testing, now we use a computed categorisation method.

2. The section referring to the categorisation of ammonium nitrate-based fertilisers has been modified.

3. The transport of dangerous goods in machinery and devices is no longer an exception. 15 new UN numbers for items containing dangerous goods have been determined. The items are categorised in an appropriate class with regard to hazard of the goods and, if necessary, on the basis of the table containing the prevailing hazards. Items must be appropriately marked including all labels about hazards, i.e. with regard to the type of hazard of the dangerous goods they contain.

4. The GHS (CLP) pictogram can be used only as part of the entire GHS (CLP) label and not independently.

5. A new form of the transport document that must be used to transport small quantities of dangerous goods (exception has been determined. In this case the transport document must also contain the total quantity of dangerous goods and the calculated value of points for each transport group. 

Read more in my 44-page presentation.

I am convinced that you will find the presentation worthy of reading and even save some money after reading the facts in it.

P.S. Here's a link to the post and first presentation regarding the topic CLP Novelties in 2020, if you missed it.

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ADR | June 3, 2019

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