Transport

BAMA Guide to the International Transport of Aerosols 2015 £150.00
An invaluable route map through the complex legislation governing the transport of  aerosols. It covers both UK and international transport, with a particular focus on Limited Quantities. In an easy to follow format the Guide explains how to consign aerosols for transport in each mode, the classification, packaging, testing,  marking and labelling requirements, as well as when and what documentation is required. The Guide explains the UN model regulations and the varying requirements of transport by the road, rail, sea and air modes, alongside the relevant extracts from the regulations; it also covers what training is needed.
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Transport Factsheet 2015 FREE
All aerosols, flammable or not, are classed as ‘dangerous goods’ and therefore have a unique UN number. The number for aerosols is UN 1950. Virtually all are transported as ‘limited quantities’ for transport purposes. The facts in this factsheet outline what is and is not legally required for transport of aerosols in limited quantities by road, rail and sea.  
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Storage

BAMA Warehousing Guide £100.00
  This Guide presents requirements and guidance for the storage of aerosols. It includes storage of finished goods at the aerosol factory as well as in a warehouse for the purpose of distribution.  
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Practical Guidance on Assessing the Risk of A VCE in an Aerosol Warehouse FREE
Following the Buncefield fire in 2005 which was caused by a large Vapour Cloud Explosion (VCE), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) commissioned a number of pieces of work to look at other possible risks that might have been overlooked.  One of these was a study carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) to consider risks from fires in large aerosol stores.  The study identified the possibility of a VCE resulting from the accumulation in the warehouse of un-ignited flammable gases and vapours.  The study led to considerable discussion between HSE, HSL and BAMA about the risk of such an event.  The outcome of this discussion was the confirmation that the likelihood/risk is very low, but that a systematic assessment of each warehouse is needed to document assumptions.  This BAMA Guide aims to provide companies storing aerosols with a tool to help to eliminate the possibility of a VCE from their warehouse.
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BAMA Guide to Retail Storage & Display FREE
A concise guide giving advice on where and how to store and display aerosols in retail outlets.
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Safety

Emergency Planning £50.00
This Module gives requirements and guidance for Emergency Plans for those sites manufacturing aerosols, handling filled aerosols during transport, storing or disposing of aerosols and for laboratories capable of manufacturing aerosols.
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Guide to Packing Filled Aerosols Safely £60.00
A comprehensive guide designed to inform those in manufacturing how they should pack aerosols safely for transport and distribution and to promote good practices. The guide includes a framework for the risk assessment of the hazards of packing of filled aerosols that is required by DSEAR. It does not describe in detail the labelling or documentation needed for transporting aerosols. This can be found in the BAMA 'Guide to the International Transport of Aerosols' or Module 5 of The BAMA Standard for Consumer Safety and Good Manufacturing Practice.
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BAMA Guide to Hot Water Bath Testing and Its Alternatives £50.00
This guide is designed to provide advice to ensure that aerosols leaving the aerosol filling operation are safe for transport and sales to the consumer.
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Guide to the Recall or Withdrawal of Aerosol Consumer Products £75.00
This Guide has been renamed the BAMA Guide to the Recall or Withdrawal of Aerosol Consumer Products and is the 4th edition of BAMA guidance on the subject. Under the General Product Safety Directive companies must be in a position to carry out corrective action if a consumer product is found to be unsafe. While there is plenty of useful general guidance now available on product recall there are frequently specific issues to address concerning the recall of aerosols. This Guide gives practical aerosol-specific advice based on actual experience of aerosol product recalls, including checklists of actions and how to inform the supply chain right up to the  consumer. It also summarises the general regulatory requirements and gives details of where to access further detailed information and how to inform the authorities.  This edition of the Guide is available only as an electronic document. It includes an interactive risk assessment tool which can help companies assess the severity of the problem, decide on the most appropriate action and how to carry it out. The Guide incorporates and replaces the Product Recall module of the BAMA Standard for Consumer Safety and Good Manufacturing Practice (issue 4).
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BAMA Electrostatic Guidelines £15.00
General guidelines for the safe production, handling and disposal of aerosols with reference to electrostatic creation. The detail covers controlling the hazard of electrostatic charge, handling and storage, mass disposal of powder-containing packs, disposal of cans in the laboratory and product development.
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Aerosol Advice for Customer Care Lines £50.00
This guide has been produced to help customer care lines respond to queries about aerosols.
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BAMA Guide to implementing Process Safety Performance Indicators FREE
This guide provides an organisation’s senior management and safety professionals with assurance that the major hazard risks are under control.  
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Regulatory

BAMA Guide to Hot Water Bath Testing and Its Alternatives £50.00
This guide is designed to provide advice to ensure that aerosols leaving the aerosol filling operation are safe for transport and sales to the consumer.
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BAMA Indoor Air Model - Issue 1 FREE
The REACH Regulation and the revision to the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) both require that all chemicals are used in aerosol in a way that does not adversely affect human health. The BAMA Indoor Air Model is a simple but powerful tool, independently validated by experts from BRE who concluded that the Model 'can be used to predict the concentration of aerosol components within a room after a suitable time interval after spraying'. The Model can be used to rapidly generate predicted concentrations for a wide range of use conditions for spray products. A guide is available that includes generic examples for the data inputs needed to run the Model.
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BAMA Indoor Air Model User Guide - Issue 1 £50.00
The REACH Regulation and the revision to the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) both require that all chemicals are used in aerosol in a way that does not adversely affect human health. The BAMA Indoor Air Model is a simple but powerful tool, independently validated by experts from BRE who concluded that the Model 'can be used to predict the concentration of aerosol components within a room after a suitable time interval after spraying'. The Model gives a 'worse case' concentration for the spray where all of the material is available to be breathed in. The Model can be used to rapidly generate predicted concentrations for a wide range of use conditions for spray products. This guide provides advice, including generic examples for the data inputs on how to run the Model and use it for Chemical Safety Assessments (CSAs) that must be carried out in order to meet the requirements of REACH. The BAMA Indoor Air Model will help companies to model existing formulations and developers to screen new formulations at the laboratory stage. Guidance is provided for Inhalation and Systematic Exposure. Modelling these exposures gives a method for a safety assessment of a spray ingredient by direct comparison of predicted time weighted concentrations with the DNEL (derived no-effect level) developed by the supplier for the Registration of that chemical and reported on the Safety Data Sheet. The latter also allows the user to calculate a dose that is inhaled so that comparisons can be made with data on systemic toxicity if there are no suitable DNELs, or other toxicity data.
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BAMA Guide to DSEAR FREE
This BAMA guide to DSEAR concentrates on the areas of specific interest to the aerosol industry. Written by an ad hoc working group of members, it is intended to supplement the UK Regulations and ACoPs. It aims to provide a framework for a sector-specific risk assessment of aerosol filling and offer advice on the general safety measures which can be taken to reduce risks.
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BAMA Guide to the PPC Regulations and Aerosol Filling FREE
This Guide provides advice on the applicability of the PPC Regulation to aerosol filling and describes in general terms the requirements placed on operators with an activity within the scope of the Regulations. This Guide also gives advice on what pre-work to undertake in preparation for preliminary meetings with enforcement inspectors to discuss the applicability of the PPC Regulations to your operations.
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BAMA Chemical Tox Profiles £200.00
The BAMA Chemical Tox Profile Summaries are a series of reports presenting the hazard potential of a number of chemical ingredients used in aerosol products, with particular emphasis given to discussion of potential effects following inhalation or dermal exposure. While it is anticipated that these reviews will be of general interest and application, they have been developed with a view to providing a summary of the publicly available data (at the time of writing) that will need to be considered by suppliers and downstream users when conducting the Chemical Safety Assessment of the chemical as required by REACH. All Chemical Tox Profiles have been complied for BAMA by The Institute of Environment and Health (IEH). The Institute of Environment and Health (IEH) was established at Cranfield University in November 2005. The research and consultancy activities of the Institute are principally funded through specific grants, contracts and awards by UK Government Departments and Agencies.  
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Recycling & Disposal

Retail Disposal of Full or Part Full Aerosols FREE
A simple guide for retailers on how to dispose of damaged or out of date aerosols (non-leaking and leaking).
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Guidance for Recycling Post-Consumer Aerosols FREE
A guide providing health and safety guidance for inclusion of post-consumer aerosols in recycling schemes, including advice on ventilation, baling, can-flattening and Zoning.
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Recycling Empty Aerosols from Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Premises FREE
A guide providing advice on the safe disposal of empty aerosols in industrial, commercial and institutional environments.
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You Should be Recycling Your Aerosols FREE
A general advice leaflet for local authorities and waste handlers on how to successfully include aerosols in existing and new recycling schemes.
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Industry

Warehouse Safety Posters (set of 6) FREE
A set of 6 posters which visually illustrate dos and don'ts in an aerosol warehouse. 3 posters cover what to do and 3 what not to do. A3 size. Warehouse posters are supplied FREE of charge
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A3 School Posters FREE
A3 Schools Posters: Aerosols Explained, Aerosols &Pressure and Aerosol Know-How. Free - UK and EU only International requests will need to pay the postage rate, please enquire for costs. Three bright fun posters for the classroom giving little known facts about aerosols, an explanation of the inside of the can and all the components and how pressure makes aerosols work.
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CFC Free UK FREE
A leaflet that explains how aerosols in the UK stopped using CFCs in 1989.
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Volatile Substance Abuse Leaflet FREE
A leaflet for parents and those working with children giving basic facts about VSA; what is it?, who does it and why?, what are the dangers and what can you do to help?  There is also a poster available.
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Aerosols in Figures FREE
Few industries in Britain have proved so robust and buoyant than the aerosols sector. The successes and growth of the industry, including its impressive sustainability record, are now documented in a new publication.     BAMA has published Aerosols in Figures acts as an important new factual journal noting key facts and data about the industry. It includes a chart showing the UK sector’s filling figures covering every year since 1965, providing a fascinating record not only of a changing industry but of changing fashions and habits amongst the population.   The publication also carries a Foreword by the renowned environmental campaigner and Founder Director of Forum for the Future, Jonathon Porritt.
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FEA Guides

BAMA Standard

The BAMA Standard £1250.00
In 1997, BAMA committed to a Strategy Action Plan which focuses on safety in the manufacture and use of aerosol products. Key to the plan is The BAMA Standard for Consumer Safety and Good Manufacturing Practice. The BAMA Standard defines good practice and provides a step-by-step guide for companies to assess their performance against clear requirements. Teams of experts from the aerosol industry have written The Standard not just for BAMA Members but for the industry as a whole.    BAMA has always worked closely with Government Agencies on questions of aerosol safety. The Department Business Innovation and Skill’s Consumer Safety Unit, LACOTS and the Health and Safety Executive have been consulted on the contents of The Standard.  What are the key changes for issue 4?  • Module 1 – new guidance relating to REACH and the revise EU Aerosol Dispensers Directive • Module 3 – new requirements to incorporate existing BAMA guidance on packing of finished aerosols for transport. • Module 4 – new requirements and advice to reflect the implementation of REACH, the revision of the EU Aerosol Dispensers Directive and the introduction of the new EU Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). • Module 5 - adjustment to align with the ADR 2009 Transport regulations and to highlight changes due to be implemented from 2011. • Module 7 – changes to the regulatory framework to reflect the difference in how waste management regimes work in the devolved administrations of the UK. • Module 9 – to reflect the reality that most of the activities relating to product recall and consumer returns are outside the direct control of the aerosol manufacturers, BAMA has decided to issue expanded ‘stand alone’ advice on this issue. Module 9 has therefore been withdrawn and is now know as the BAMA Recall Guide.
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