Hazmat Transportation and Risk Management: An Analysis Introduction Risk management is very important for private sector companies and state and federal government entities involved in the transportation of hazardous materials, for it enables government officials, managers, and personnel to reduce the risks inherent in transporting these dangerous materials. Through the establishment of a risk management framework, everyone involved in managing and handling hazardous materials can ensure that transportation safety is enhanced and can be fully prepared to implement effective contingency plans should an accident occur. A Risk Management Framework In order to make the transportation of hazardous materials safer and reduce the risks involved...The end:
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