Shipping Hazardous Materials

Shipping Hazardous Materials

DATE: 01/27/10

Shipping Hazardous Materials: The Importance of Packaging and Labeling Your Shipment Correctly Whenever you’re shipping hazardous materials, it’s important that you understand how to properly package and label your shipment. If you package your shipment incorrectly, you create a serious safety risk, and your shipment will likely be rejected. Remember, the government has strict regulations about hazardous materials shipping, so you need to make sure you’re fully compliant to avoid penalties. To help you properly package your hazardous materials, you need to:

•    Know the classification of your shipment—Hazardous materials come in many different types. The common classifications include:

  • Dangerous when wet
  • Explosives
  • Infectious substance
  • Flammable gas
  • Non-flammable gas
  • Organic peroxide
  • Poison gas
  • Flammable liquid
  • Flammable solid
  • Radioactive
  • Corrosive
  • Spontaneously combustible
  • Oxidizer
  • Poison inhalation hazard
  • Poison

•    Get help from your shipping company—Because packaging and labeling hazardous materials is such an important task, the best shipping companies can help you with the task. Amerijet employs certified hazmat agents who can answer all of your questions, assist you with completing the required documentation, and arrange for assistance to  properly package and label your shipment. This ensures full compliance, and it makes your shipment much safer for everyone involved. Amerijet has been shipping hazardous materials for more than 30  years. We ship all types of hazardous materials to destinations throughout the world. Our shipping agents can guide you through the entire process to make it as simple as possible. Learn more by visiting www.amerijet.com today.

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