FAA Fines Oklahoma Shipper $63K for Hazmat Violations
According to FAA’s release, the company did not provide legally required hazmat training for its employees. In addition—and unsurprisingly, given a lack of hazmat training—the shipment was not properly marked, labeled, packaged, described, or documented.
Lastly, the company did not provide emergency response information with the shipment, as required by US DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
$63,000 – FAA’s Favorite Number? FAA raised its hazmat penalties earlier this year. While fines for hazmat shipping mistakes are now as high as $78,376 per day, per violation, US FAA seems to have an affinity for the number $63,000 lately.
Last month, a paint and coatings shipper from Texas was fined $63,000 for alleged hazmat shipping mistakes, including failure to provide hazmat training for employees.
In January, we reported that FAA fined an air shipper $63,000 for offering a corrosive wood cleaner as undeclared hazmat.
In July 2015, FAA fined a lithium battery shipper $63,000. This company also failed to provide hazmat training for employees.
Learn the latest IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations requirements that hazmat air shippers must know to defend your business from costly FAA fines, rejected shipments, and leaking packages. IATA requires training for all hazmat/dangerous goods air shippers once every 24 months [IATA DGR 1.5].
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