Before offering dangerous goods to an airline for shipment, the Hazardous Materials Regulations require YOU, the shipper, to properly classify, package, mark and label the package to identify the hazard. DHL complies with IATA regulations for all shipments of hazardous materials by air. Shippers must have prior approval from DHL Express to ship dangerous goods, in addition to notifying the carrier of their intention to ship in advance. They may also face additional charges depending on the nature of the item they are shipping.
The United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) requires you to be trained and certified before shipping hazardous materials. The requirements cover the packaging and labeling of hazardous materials, as well as the corresponding documentation. There are also fines for non-compliance and possible legal action if you are found to have deliberately ignored hazardous materials shipping regulations. Anyone sending or receiving hazardous materials must have training appropriate to the nature of their work activity related to those materials.
People who have not received training should not accept shipments or sign the receipt of hazardous materials. Before sending potentially regulated materials, ask for assistance to ensure that the appropriate packaging and forms are properly prepared.
The shipper must perform all the packaging functions required in articles 173.24, 173.24a and 173.24b for which the shipper is responsible, such as filling the limits, the compatibility between the HM and the container, and fixing and cushioning.The number must be that of a person who knows the hazardous materials to be transported and the appropriate emergency response procedures, or of a person who has immediate access to a person who has that knowledge. And other generic descriptions, organic peroxides to include concentration, all poisonous materials subject to 172,203 (m) when the poisonous component is not mentioned in the corresponding shipping denomination, for materials that meet the definition of poison inhalation hazard (see 171, Poison Inhalation Hazard as provided in 172,203 (m) and the words Hazard Zone A, Hazard Zone B, Hazard Zone C, or Danger Zone D, as applicable.
You cannot offer or transport a container unless the HM marks apply to the material contained in the package. For ShipBob approved products, merchants must mark each SKU as “dangerous goods” in the ShipBob dashboard to comply with all regulations. Consumer products are materials that are packaged and distributed in a form intended for retail sale or suitable for retail sale. The definition of HAZARDOUS MATERIALS includes those materials that, according to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, represent an unreasonable threat to the public and the environment.
This final rule also established exceptions for materials for commercial use, agricultural operations, and certain non-specific packaging used in commerce. No carrier may transport hazardous material unless accompanied by a shipping document prepared in accordance with the HMR. It is important to plan well in advance and clearly communicate the category of material to be transported. This term includes the owner or operator of a motor vehicle that transports hazardous materials for commercial purposes.
Every person who offers to transport or transport a dangerous material must ensure that the package is properly labeled. Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations addresses key protocols for the preparation, shipping, and handling of dangerous goods. ShipBob is an outside logistics company (3PL) that helps e-commerce companies store inventory, pick up and pack products, and ship orders, working with the four carriers mentioned above.