The U.S. Department of Transportation has a dangerous goods classification system based on the specific chemical and physical properties of the product. A good starting point for determining if your product could be unsafe is to obtain a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) from the manufacturer and check the «transport information». This can provide valuable insight into the transportation risks associated with your materials. Almost all the general packing requirements of DGR 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 apply to the carriage of dangerous goods by air. RDG 188.8.131.52 explains which requirements do not apply. The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are a «Field Manual» version of the ICAO Technical Instructions. Written and published by airline dangerous goods experts, the Dangerous Goods Regulations set out the requirements for shipping dangerous goods by air in a user-friendly and easy-to-interpret format. A dangerous good (also known as a dangerous good or dangerous good) is any substance or material that may pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property during commercial transportation. The identification of dangerous goods is the first step in reducing the risks posed by the product through proper packaging, communication, handling and stowage.
The Regulations transfer responsibility for the correct classification of dangerous goods to the consignor. The classification criteria for each class and subdivision of dangerous goods are set out in Section 3 of the RDG. (1) Class 3, PG III (unless the substance is also labelled as CORROSIVE), Class 6.1 (unless the substance is also labelled for a hazard class or compartment other than FLAMMABLE LIQUID), Division 6.2, Class 7 (unless the hazardous substance meets the definition of another hazard class), Class 9, articles bearing the identification number UN0012, UN0014 or UN0055 which also meet the requirements of § 173.63 letter b of this subchapter; Articles bearing identification numbers UN3528 or UN3529 and those marked as substances of limited or excluded quantity. The Ministry of Transport classifies dangerous goods into nine hazard classes that describe different types of hazards. For example, Class 3 includes flammable liquids and Class 8 includes corrosive substances. Learn more about frequently shipped dangerous goods (PDF) for each hazard class. The Department of Transport`s Table of Dangerous Substances contains additional details on certain dangerous goods. Dangerous goods are items that can endanger the safety of an aircraft or persons on board the aircraft. Dangerous goods are also referred to as restricted items, dangerous substances and dangerous cargoes. Many common items found in your household can be considered dangerous goods for air transportation. d. Class 7 (unless the hazardous substance meets the definition of another hazard class).
Thought rarely comes to mind, but many of the goods we use regularly pose a danger to the aircraft. For example, lithium batteries, dry ice and whipped cream aerosol are dangerous goods. These products may seem harmless; However, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. Vibrations, static electricity, temperature and pressure fluctuations can cause items to leak, create toxic fumes, start a fire or even explode if these products are not handled properly. I have a shipment of electronic devices containing lithium batteries, is it classified as a dangerous good? Although there is no definition of a «full address» in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, we recommend that a full address be an address that indicates a physical location that would be acceptable in that country in the post office. This means that abbreviations would be perfectly acceptable. 4. Except in the cases referred to in point (f) of this Section, a package containing hazardous materials authorised for pure cargo aircraft shall be loaded in an accessible manner. (iii) At each change of pilot while the equipment is on board, the new pilot shall be informed as part of a hand-to-hand signature service provided by the aircraft operator.
Talk to the airline and try to get as much information as possible. Check the state and operator variations in IATA DGR Section 2: Have you observed all the variations? Is there a possibility that the shipment was damaged on the way to the airport? It should be noted that paragraph 1.2.4 of the IATA DGR makes it clear that airlines are not required to carry a particular substance or product. They are free to impose requirements beyond regulation. Limited quantity packaging is packaging combined with an inner packaging in an outer packaging. The inner and outer parts shall be designed according to the same criteria as the packaging according to UN specifications. The internal parts shall meet the construction criteria of DGR 6.1 and the outer parts the construction criteria of 6.2. So if you have glass interiors – DGR 6.1.1 applies, and if you have fiberboard, the exterior DGR 6.2.10 applies. Annex F of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation contains a list of companies from around the world that can provide the packaging you need. Check with the manufacturer or reseller for up-to-date production information. Battery manufacturers and resellers can have this information on their company`s websites or through their technical support lines.
It is important to note that safety data sheets are not required for transport and are not required at all for items. This information can therefore be presented in the product data sheets, directly on the website or in other formats. On board pure cargo aircraft, packages to be loaded in a position considered accessible shall also be those loaded into a Class C. 3 cargo hold. Packaging marked «KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT» must be protected from direct sunlight and stored in a cool, ventilated area away from heat sources. No. It is a myth that each carton is enough to meet the requirements. According to the provisions on limited quantities, the cardboard box must meet certain specifications and be able to perform specified drop and stack tests. (f) At a minimum, the quantity limits and loading instructions set out in the following table of quantity and loading shall be followed in order to maintain the acceptable quantity and loading between packagings containing dangerous substances; The quantity and loading table is as follows: The safety data sheet (SDS) I have from the manufacturer really does not help to determine the correct classification and the correct shipping name.