This week Lion launched an online store to offer hazardous materials labels and placards that shippers need to keep hazmat shipments moving safely and in compliance–by ground, air, or vessel.
Get the hazmat labels and placards you need from your trusted source for hazmat training. Labels and placards at Lion.com/Labels conform to the specifications for domestic and international transportation.
These lesser-known hazmat marks and labels may not the get the exposure or the press that Class 3's, Class 8's and lithium batteries enjoy, but they deserve a chance in the spotlight. You never know when recognizing one of these could help you or your employees manage a dangerous situation.
Hazmat labels play a monumental role in the safe transportation of hazardous materials. US DOT’S Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)...
In their most recent Postal Bulletin, USPS announced a pilot program that would allow mailers to use smaller versions of the Excepted Quantity and Limited Quantity hazardous materials markings required on outer packagings.
For those of us who experience the joys of shipping lithium batteries, you have probably come to the realization that the regulators like to change the rules regarding them and do that on a frequent basis. Just when you finally get your operations in order, they change what is required.
Following the lead of international authorities, DOT now plans to rescind or otherwise un-do a requirement for all hazmat labels to feature a 2-millimeter solid line forming the inner border.
IATA has announced that the recently added 2 mm minimum size requirement for hazard label borders will be relaxed in the future.
When a package of hazardous materials becomes damaged during transportation, starts leaking, exhibits a defect, or otherwise ceases to conform to relevant standards, the entire package is placed inside a salvage packaging. That way, the packaging can be safely transported to an appropriate facility for recovery or disposal.
In a January 2013 Final Rule, DOT allowed for a two-year transition period to allow shippers to deplete their stock of “old” labels and pre-printed packagings. Now, as of January 1, 2017, shippers are required to mark and label packages in line with new size requirements.
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