Shipping hazardous materials or Dangerous Goods (biological substances, chemicals, or radioactive materials) within and outside of the United States is subject to a variety of government regulations and airline industry and ground carriers’ requirements.
Fines and penalties can be imposed against companies and individuals who fail to comply with the applicable rules including proper classification, identification, packaging, marking, labeling and documentation. Knowledge is crucial to ensure compliance.
To provide procedures for the shipper by which articles and substances with hazardous properties can be safely transported by air or surface minimizing the risk of contamination to the individuals involved with handling the package and to the environment.
A shipper is someone that does any of the following duties:
Certificates will be issued after completion of the training program. Keep these on file. An enforcement agency may ask to review your training records at any time.
All shippers must be retrained every 2 years or when regulations change in accordance with IATA regulations. Any new changes will be found on EHRS website under WHAT'S NEW.
Contact EHRS for more information.