As of January 1, 2021, the ORM-D designation for hazmat consumer commodities is no longer allowed in ground transportation.
Now to qualify for relief from hazmat packaging, labeling, and shipping paper requirements, consumer commodities must be offered according to the regulations for limited quantities. Test your knowledge of the regulations for shipping hazmat consumer commodities with this quick quiz.
Hazmat Training for Limited Quantity Shippers
If you ship limited quantities of hazardous materials—you still ship hazardous materials. Hazmat training
is required for all employees who can affect the safety of hazmat shipments in transport.
49 CFR 172.704 requires that all employees receive general awareness, security awareness, and function-specific hazmat training. For employees who prepare limited quantities for ground transport, training should cover the packaging, marking, and labeling rules they must follow when the ORM-D phaseout is complete.
The Shipping Limited Quantities and Consumer Commodities online course
will prepare personnel to navigate and use the limited quantity regulations to ensure your shipments continue moving safely, in compliance, and on time—in 2021 and beyond.
covers a step by step process to identify, package, mark, label, handle, and document limited quantity shipments for transport by ground, air, and vessel.