What You Really Need to Know about Shipping Hazardous Materials
Transporting hazardous materials requires expert knowledge. The process is governed by many laws, and as a shipper, it’s important that your shipments comply with all of the rules and regulations related to hazardous materials shipping.
Choosing an experienced, qualified hazardous materials shipping company is the first step to simplifying the process and ensuring your compliance, but it’s still important that you have some basic knowledge about shipping dangerous goods. Here are a few important things you should know:
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- There are nine class of dangerous goods: 1) explosives; (2) gases; (3) flammable liquid and combustible liquid; (4) flammable solid, spontaneously combustible, and dangerous when wet; (5) oxidizer and organic peroxide; (6) poison and poison inhalation hazard; (7) radioactive; (8) corrosive; and (9)miscellaneous.
- There are U.S. laws and regulations that govern transporting of hazardous materials, and there are International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations as well.
- Not all shipping companies are qualified to handle hazardous material shipments. It’s important to choose a shipping company with experienced, knowledgeable hazmat agents.