Top Tips for Shipping Hazardous Materials

Top Tips for Shipping Hazardous Materials

DATE: 02/08/10

Shipping hazardous materials is heavily regulated by the government. That’s because if the materials aren’t identified and handled properly, people can be placed in harm’s way. Thankfully, shipping hazardous materials is actually not as complicated as you may think. You just need to follow shipping guidelines to  ensure a smooth transaction. Here are some tips:
•    Know the classification of your hazardous materials—Hazardous materials come in many different classifications. These 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

•    Find an experienced shipping company—Many shipping companies aren’t equipped or certified to handle hazardous material shipments. It’s important that you work with an experienced company that employs Hazmat agents who can guide you through the entire process.

•    Complete all required documentation—Hazardous material shipments require special documentation to be completed prior to shipping. If you’re new to this, you may not know how to complete the hazardous shipment  documentation correctly. At Amerijet, our hazmat experts are eager to lend a helping hand to ensure all documentation is completed properly.
•    Package and label your hazardous materials properly—There are strict regulations for how each type/class of hazardous material must be packaged and labeled. Make sure your shipment is in full compliance with the law. Amerijet has been shipping hazardous materials for many years now. We ship all classifications of hazardous materials, and our services reach countries all across the world. For more information on all our shipping services, please visit www.amerijet.com today.

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