Updated DOT Hazmat Guidance Chart Available

Posted on 8/16/2021 by Roseanne Bottone

An updated and revised version of US DOT's Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide, is now available online. 

Download DOT Chart 17 

Key Updates 

Revisions to the chart include the removal of the obsolete hazmat markings and labels.
  • DOT removed the ORM-D marking for hazmat consumer commodities, which is phased out of use in ground transportation as of January 1, 2021. 
  • An outdated version of the DOT Class 9 (Miscellaneous) hazard label that featured a dividing line was removed from the Chart. 

The symbols indicating an IBC is designed for stacking or not designed for stacking (See 49 CFR 178.703(b)(7)) were removed from the chart but remain applicable.

DOT Chart 17 also illustrates three options for displaying UN identification numbers on bulk packagings or vehicles: On an orange panel, in the middle of a placard, or in the middle of a white placard-like device. 

DOT released the previous version of the chart, Chart 16, in October 2017. 

Keep Your Hazmat Certifications Up to Date 

Join Lion for an upcoming in-person workshop to simplify your approach to hazardous materials compliance. Develop a step-by-step approach to navigate and apply the latest 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and/or IMDG Code regulations that impact your operations. 

The courses below are available as self-paced, on-demand online courses and live, instructor-led webinars. Choose the delivery method and pace that fits your schedule, experience level, and learning style.  

Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification (DOT)  
Recurrent Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification 

Hazmat Air Shipper Certification (IATA)
Hazmat Vessel Shipper Certification 

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