Storing, handling & shipping of hazardous material is really a challenging task. Any sort of material whether it’s in form of gas, liquid or solid requires special attention to avoid danger to people, property and the environment. Shipping of such hazardous material is governed by some set of rules and applicable regulations in order to ensure better safety. Let’s have a quick overview of what you should keep in mind before handling such HAZMAT.
Handling of Hazardous Materials needs special training and certifications as per the rules and regulations of the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) and IATA. It’s strictly necessary that only certified personnel should be deployed for inspection, packaging labeling & shipping of hazardous material.
We should be well aware of the categories of such materials like whether these are poisonous, explosive or radioactive. The Department of transportation has mentioned nine various categories for shipping as per the Hazardous Materials New York classification.
The list of hazardous materials is not restricted to a few categories; but includes corrosive chemicals, infectious substances, etc. In our everyday life, ordinary substances like nail polish, perfumes, paints, batteries, etc. don’t fall under the list of hazardous items although they’re.
If you own a company that is involved in the shipping of hazardous materials to domestic and international locations then material handling should be done by the skillful manpower who is trained & certified. The material can be transported by Air, Ground, and Water. The team should be competent, liable and responsible for all activities related to packaging, labeling, etc.
Things You Must Consider for Safe Hazmat Shipping
In this section, we will primarily focus on safe hazmat shipping in order to avoid any sort of accident, damage, legal action, or fines for non-compliance. It’s the complete responsibility of the company to handle Hazardous material carefully. The shipper should be well aware of the following key responsibilities.
Well-versed with the classification: The shipper must have in-depth knowledge of all sorts of hazmat categories which is according to US Department of Transportation (DOT) and IATA. They should know the applicable regulations which belong to these materials.
Detailed Documentation: The shipper should declare the all necessary details about the hazardous material. Everything should be clearly mentioned such as – what the shipments are, types of packaging, labeling, and expert name. In addition to this, the nature of the material, and precautions related to transport and handling of material should be inserted in the documentation. if you don’t have knowledge about the HAZMAT documentation then Hazmat Training New Jersey can solve your problem.
Appropriate labeling and stickers: It’s very-very important to do labelling correctly by the use of appropriate HAZMAT stickers. The stickers should be places on cartons, drums, vehicles, and shipping containers on an appropriate place from where anyone can easily read the same.
Get the knowledge of materials that can’t ship together: Hazardous materials mixing can cause disaster. Therefore it’s very essential for technicians to avoid such dangerous materials in storing, loading, and transporting in the same container. You should do the necessary segregation. Every staff member should have appropriate knowledge of safety precautions related to the safe transportation of HAZMAT goods.
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