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Dangerous Goods Documentation

Significant changes to the 55th Edition

Users of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) are invited to review the significant changes (pdf) published in the current issue. The 55th Edition of the DGR came into effect on 1 January 2014.

Documents complementing the 55th Edition

DGR users should note the following amendments and corrections to the 55th Edition:

Addendum 1

Checklists for the 55th Edition

Batteries, nickel metal hydride (UN 3496)

Download the explanation and guidance on the transport of nickel metal hydride batteries (pdf) by air.

Infectious substances

Infectious substances are materials that contain pathogens. These micro-organisms (including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi) and other agents can cause disease in humans or animals.

Environmentally hazardous substances

Certain materials can be a threat to the nature and adversely affect people's health. To classify them, the IATA DGR refers to the criteria for environmentally hazardous substances of the UN Model Regulations (pdf).

 

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