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5 Hazmat Shipping Paper Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)
When you ship hazardous materials, accurate and complete shipping papers are critical to prevent logistics delays. Mistakes as minor as a missing word or an incorrect phone number can result in rejected shipments, time-consuming corrections, and delayed deliveries. This guide lays out five of the most frequently penalized mistakes shippers make, and how to avoid them.
Finder Files: Mystery Materials
An unmarked cardboard box gets delivered to a business. It looks like nothing special until the box is opened and chemical containers are found. Now what? Logistics and environmental professionals submit this scenario to Lion Technology’s Finder Q&A more than you might think. Download this guide for tips to gather information that can help you properly reship or dispose of the package in compliance with regulations for hazardous materials and waste.
5 Signs You Need a New Training Provider
Training to handle, manage, and ship dangerous chemicals is not a rote exercise intended to “check a box.” When a mistake can lead to serious injury, death, evacuations, hospitalizations, highway closures, and lasting environmental contamination, training for personnel must meet higher standards for quality, accuracy, and knowledge retention. Download now.
5 Signs You Need a New Training Provider
Training to handle, manage, and ship dangerous chemicals is not a rote exercise intended to “check a box.” When a mistake can lead to serious injury, death, evacuations, hospitalizations, highway closures, and lasting environmental contamination-training for personnel must meet higher standards for quality, accuracy, and knowledge retention.
HazMat Autocomplete Challenge: Part 2
In Part 2 of this Hazmat Autocomplete Series, hazmat trainer Flip De Rea gives unscripted answers to five more of the web’s most-asked questions about hazardous materials compliance.
Ask the Experts: The Web’s 10 Most Asked Hazmat Questions
In our Hazmat Autocomplete Challenge video, we used a popular search engine to collect the web’s most-asked questions about hazardous materials compliance. Click play now to watch Lion hazmat instructor Flip De Rea give unscripted, off-the-cuff answers to the questions hazmat shippers are asking online.
Hazmat Shipper Starter Guide
This ten-step guide to the basics of hazardous materials shipping is designed for professionals who are new to hazmat shipping or in need of a refresher. From classification to naming, packaging, marking, labeling, documenting, and loading hazmat/dangerous goods shipments, this new guide covers critical points shippers must know to achieve and maintain full compliance with US DOT’s 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
Why Did My Hazmat Shipment Get Rejected?
If a carrier rejects your hazardous materials shipment, your team must spend valuable time re-packaging, re-labeling, re-writing paperwork, or otherwise correcting mistakes big and small. Held-up and rejected shipments disrupt logistics, stall your operations, and can severely impact the bottom line. To prevent rejection and the bad outcomes that follow, let’s review some common causes of hazmat rejection and spot red flags before they cause an issue.
How Do I Ship a Lithium Battery?
For shippers, this complexity and endless change result in hundreds, if not thousands, of man-hours spent searching for specific standards that apply to a given battery shipment. Cut through the confusion! Before you even think about shipping your battery, answer these four simple questions to help you determine how to safely prepare your shipment for transport.