BOE (Bureau of Explosives) Services include the following training & inspections:
AAR: Association of American Railroads membership and other information
TTCI (Transportation Technology Center, Inc.) & SERTC (Security and Emergency Response Training Center)
Since 1907 the Bureau of Explosives has been updating and publishing the regulations for transporting hazardous materials, before the US and Canadian government regulators took up the task. Our publications are known by those in the industry not only for their innovations and enhancements but also as the most current, accurate and easy to read version of the Regulations. Unlike our competitors, all our publications are completely updated and issued each quarter ensuring users remain current and in compliance with the Regulations.
Each quarterly issue is highlighted with the exact changes to the US regulations, is formatted for easy reading, all part & subparts are introduced by a clear-language Publishers Note making the regulations understandable and DOT errors found and verified in the regulations are identified and footnoted. Our publications include many enhancements such as: User flow-charts for preparing hazardous shipments; easy to read HazMat Table with supplemental information; a special Subject Index; UN-NA Cross-Reference guide; many proprietary documents aiding shippers in all industries; and, much more. Our electronic versions are further enhanced with additional resources, extensively linked to the specific referenced information, as well as decades of Interpretations and DOT Dockets.
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The Bureau of Explosives (BOE) of the Association of American Railroads has been a unique organization dedicated to helping carriers, shippers, and container manufacturers continually improve hazardous materials transportation safety. Formed in 1907 by the railroad industry to serve as a self-policing agency to advance the safe transportation of explosives and other dangerous articles, the BOE using this publication actually developed the first hazmat safety rules, which were later adopted and expanded upon by the Interstate Commerce Commission and later the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) into what are now the regulations that dictate all hazardous materials transportation. Today's BOE continues to provide valuable services and products throughout North America that promote compliance with federal hazmat regulations and industry safety standards. Our BOE Tariff—6000 publication continues to be the leader in the industry for its accuracy, timeliness, added content and regulatory verification.
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