ccording to the regulations S.I. No. 349 of 2011, companies that ship dangerous goods above certain quantities are required to have a designated trained dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA). The DGSA must:
- Monitor compliance with the rules governing the transport of dangerous goods.
- Advise the undertaking on the transport of dangerous goods.
- Ensure that an annual report is prepared on the activities of the undertaking concerning the transport of dangerous goods
- Monitor the procedures in relation to the transport of dangerous goods.
DGSA IN A MANUFACTING ENVIRONMENT
In a manufacturing environment, a DGSA would be focusing on the following areas:
- Finished product shipped as dangerous goods
- Hazardous waste
- Pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical waste
- Laboratory chemicals.
- Chemical and laboratory waste
- Other “hidden goods” such as machines with chemicals, engineering chemicals plus other dangerous goods transported from site.