Navigating Hazardous Material Transportation Requirements
Anyone offering a hazardous material for shipment must properly identify and classify the substance into one (or more) of the nine UN/DOT hazard classes. Testing can be required for proper shipping classification based on the sample type and potential hazards. Several common UN Series tests will be reviewed based on the material and potential hazard. It is important that materials are properly characterized to ensure safe shipping, processing, storage, and handling conditions are understood.
Classification strategies will be reviewed for mixtures of hazardous materials, new products, and waste substances. These types of substances present unique challenges because their properties may not be fully characterized or understood. Considerations for an efficient test strategy are reviewed as well as commonly overlooked factors that should be reviewed to ensure proper classification of the material.
Accurate classification and proper registration of hazardous materials is not just a regulatory requirement, but essential to establishing a “basis of safety” for processing, storing, and handling these materials. Download this webinar recording for an overview of the test methods used for hazardous material characterization and leverage the data for multiple applications to ensure product safety. This webinar reviews:
- Nine classes of Hazardous Materials including corrosive, oxidizer and self-reactive
- UN/DOT tests for Hazardous Material characterization
- Recommended test strategies for new or unknown materials
- Review and interpretation of sample test results
- Shipping requirements, safe handling and process considerations based on results for select tests