PREVENTATIVE HAZMAT CHECKLISTS
Stay Compliant With Our Hazmat Checklists
This checklist, which is used by every major carrier, enables customers to track all shipments using on-hand and on-quarantine classifications.
This allows customers to control incoming and outgoing dangerous goods shipments and tracking errors prior to its release to the carrier. This system avoids errors and provides the customer written confirmation and regulatory information to amend prior to shipping in transit.
For example, if we had a dry ice shipment, these would be some of the items you would find on that list:
- – The UN Number “1845”, preceded by the prefix “UN”
- – The net quantity of dry ice in kilograms
- – The quantity of dry ice per package is 200 kg or less
- – Packages are free from damage and in proper condition for carriage
- – Class 9 label affixed
- – Irrelevant marks and labels removed
Under HM228 each person who transports or offers for transport hazardous materials (hazmat), is a hazmat employer or employee. The Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) [located in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR)] require hazmat employers to train, test, and maintain records of this training for all their hazmat employees. This includes any employee that has responsibility for preparing hazmat for ship mentor for transporting the hazmat shipment. [See 49 CFR, 171.8 (Definitions); 172.700 (Training); 173.1 (Shipper function); 175.20 (Air); 176.13(Vessel/water); 177.800 (Highway)].
That means if you accept the responsibility of that agency in hazmat transportation-YOU ARE INVOLVED and can be held liable for your actions. Even a written agreement with a client(s) will not remove your liability. Each of you should have a current copy of the HMR plus any final rules issued in the Federal Register after the last HMR was printed. This includes Parts 100-185 of the 49 CFR. Know how to use-and consistently use-the HMR.
Your customer or your company is paying for a speedy and quick service. Don’t allow that one vessel or aircraft a week to miss your freight from departing and lose valuable time.
Our team of Hazmat experts allows us to do inspections on-site at your facility to provide you with a written checklist of approval or rejection for all your hazmat shipments. Our hazmat experts are ready to assist you with same-day service in Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
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