What you should know about the Transportation of dangerous goods
Dangerous goods or otherwise referred to as Hazardous Materials (HazMat) are substances which are liable to induce risks to property, environment and health. These substances and the risks they pose have been made available on the HazMat table for 49CFR or list of Dangerous Goods IATA regulations. The information provided on these material sheets are always updated and accurate. Nevertheless, it remains sacrosanct for employers to educate, train and test their work force on these regulations.
How can these Hazardous Materials be transported?
There are various means of transporting dangerous goods which includes air, water, and land. Each of these modes has their own rules and legal regulations. These regulations are related to:
In addition to the hazard classes, packing groups are also an essential safety factor. There two categories of packing groups namely Category A (Infectious Substances Affecting Humans), and Category B (Bio Substances). Packaging and transportation of dangerous goods are subject to how the substance of interest is categorized.
How do you identify Category A or B substances?
Specimen categorization into A or B is the sole responsibility of the laboratory.
Who should be trained on the transportation of dangerous goods?
Anyone involved in the transportation of dangerous goods must be adequately trained and certified before handling these materials. These training must include safety training, function-specific information, general familiarization, and security awareness. Trainees must be equipped with the following:
Important Safety Notes
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