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Guidelines for Shipping Dangerous Goods

Read This Prior To Shipping Anything By Air

When chemicals or chemical-containing products are shipped by air, they are called “Dangerous Goods.”  Dangerous Goods are regulated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and these regulations are enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Homeland Security.

Many of the products used by consumers in their households would be considered dangerous goods. The same could be said of many of the products shipped by offices and production companies. Some examples of dangerous goods include household products such as hair spray, glass cleaner, aerosol cans (regardless of content), paints, lubricating oils, lithium batteries, etc.

Shippers of dangerous goods should keep in mind that certain materials, like pressurized cylinders or aerosol cans, could represent a significant risk to an aircraft and its passengers if shipped illegally.  A mishap involving such dangerous goods could impart significant liability to the shipper.

The process by which products or materials are identified, classified, packaged, marked and labeled in accordance with these regulations is rather complicated.  Unless you have been trained to ship dangerous goods, it is NOT recommended that you do so.  Instead of shipping common, readily available products, consider having productions on location instead buy the products locally.

Shipping Dangerous Goods

Before shipping packages, identify the contents of the package and check for possible dangerous goods. If you are given a package to ship, ask for a detailed list of the contents. If you have products or materials that you GA: remove line break think might be dangerous goods, you should contact the mail carrier that you plan to ship the product or material with (i.e., Airborne, FedEx, etc.). They can tell you if it is a “dangerous good” and, for a small fee, most shipping companies can package and label your shipment for you.

Dangerous Goods Packers/Shippers:
DHL – Dangerous Goods: 1-800-225-5345 or http://bit.ly/1tFDo3S

FedEx – Dangerous Goods: 1-800-463-3339 and say “dangerous goods” or http://bit.ly/S4YBrL

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