What is CHRIS ( Chemical Hazard Response Information System ) code?

Chemical Hazard Response Information System, operated by US coast guard, is designed to provide information essential for proper decision-making during the emergencies involving the water transport of hazardous chemicals CHRIS operates in USA and consists of: –

  • Regional contingency plans,
  • Hazard assessment computer system,
  • Coastguard organization unit
  • Four reference manual

These manuals refer to emergency operational procedures and also provide basic information which can be used to improve safety standards.