New guide details best hazmat shipping practices
It seems pretty obvious that special attention must be paid when shipping hazmat items, but one wrong step could cost a lot in stiff penalties, or worse, someone’s life. What does the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) require for safe transportation of hazardous materials?
Graphic Products has simplified compliance with the release of a new guide, Best Practice Guide to Shipping Hazardous Materials. This guide helps convey the basics of hazardous material regulation. From dry cleaners to heavy manufacturers, businesses that create waste must report loads they ship. It is crucial to train personnel and ship hazardous materials responsibly. It requires careful work to keep shipments safe and to protect the neighborhoods and environments these hazardous wastes pass through.
In our guide, we:
- Give context for the rules — where they came from, and who they apply to
- Describe the labels and placards required for marking shipments
- Covers other markings like shipping names and identification numbers
- Explain shipping papers and recordkeeping requirements
See what each classification means, and how marking and documentation requirements interact. Understand the overlaps between the DOT’s rules and other chemical labeling systems, like GHS and HazCom 2012. This guide will help you comply with the law, and make your shipments safer.
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