4 Safety Tips for Shipping Hazardous Materials

Written by Economic Development Jobs on May 10, 2018. Posted in International transport of hazardous materials, Rcra dot training, Working with hazardous wastes

Statistics show that over 3 billion tons of hazardous materials are shipping throughout the world each year. Considering that, many businesses prefer to have hazardous materials shipped by a truck. In fact, nearly 94% of all daily hazmat shipments are transported by truck. Therefore, it’s wise to learn how to ship hazardous materials as safely as possible. Considering that, here are four important safety tips to follow while shipping HAZMAT materials.

  1. Wear Necessary Protective Gear

    Whether cargo is entering or exiting your vehicle, many hazardous material shipments require physically moving these objects. With that in mind, you’ll want to ensure that you’re wearing each and every piece of required safety gear. This gear helps to protect you in the event that something goes wrong while you’re shipping HAZMAT materials.
  2. Read Shipping Labels Thoroughly

    Each year in the United States, shipping trucks move nearly 11 bill