How To Safely Ship Hazardous Materials
This 3 minute safety training video covers: What are the placarding specifications, what placards is required for a material, how to properly inspect the transport vehicle, what are the appropriate security measures when shipping hazmat, what are the thing needs to be checkout when unloading hazmat, how to avoid incidents when handling hazmats.
If you are involve in loading and unloading of hazardous materials make sure your training is up to date, that you understand and recognize proper shipping papers, labels and placards. Mishandling of packages could have fatal consequences. You should also be familiar with hazardous material warning labels, these labels must be diamond shape square on point and 3.9 inches on each side. Placards are place on trucks and freight containers; they must be visible from the direction the vehicle faces, securely fastened and located away from markings that could reduce placard effectiveness and the placards must match the materials inside. No vehicle carrying hazardous materials may move unless properly placard. Always follow proper procedures.