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Improving Risk Assessment for Transporting Dangerous Goods through European Road Tunnels: A Delphi Study

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School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Parodos Aristotelous 18, 26335 Patra, Greece
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Department of Environmental Engineering, International Hellenic University, 57400 Sindos, Greece
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Academic Editor: William T. Scherer
Systems 2021, 9(4), 80; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9040080
Received: 11 October 2021 / Revised: 2 November 2021 / Accepted: 4 November 2021 / Published: 8 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Decision Making in Construction Projects)
Managing the transportation of dangerous goods (DG) through road tunnels is of great importance since it is associated with a serious risk of accidents. The consequences of an accident involving DG, especially in the closed tunnel environment, might be more significant and even more catastrophic compared to the same accident occurring on an open road. This article presents the Greek experience regarding the application of quantitative risk assessment (QRA) methods for the transportation of DG through Greek road tunnels. The modified Delphi method, with the participation of nine experts, is employed to investigate the obstacles to successfully conforming with the mandatory European Union regulatory framework that applies to transport operations within the Trans-European road network. Recommendations are made to improve the applied QRA approach, to facilitate the cooperation between tunnel managers and emergency services, to communicate lessons learned and to enhance the training of risk assessors. View Full-Text
Keywords: road tunnels; dangerous goods; risk assessment; Delphi method; operation; ADR road tunnels; dangerous goods; risk assessment; Delphi method; operation; ADR
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Kalogeraki, M.; Antoniou, F. Improving Risk Assessment for Transporting Dangerous Goods through European Road Tunnels: A Delphi Study. Systems 2021, 9, 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9040080

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Kalogeraki M, Antoniou F. Improving Risk Assessment for Transporting Dangerous Goods through European Road Tunnels: A Delphi Study. Systems. 2021; 9(4):80. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9040080

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Kalogeraki, Marianna, and Fani Antoniou. 2021. "Improving Risk Assessment for Transporting Dangerous Goods through European Road Tunnels: A Delphi Study" Systems 9, no. 4: 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9040080

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