I just ship occasionally do I need to be trained?
Yes. Everyone that “offers regulated materials for transport” must be trained. So if you’re shipping chemicals that fall under TDG regulations, you must be trained.
Who is responsible for filling out the paperwork for a Dangerous Goods shipment?
The shipper is responsible. Identifying the chemical substances by their TDG shipping name.
What paperwork do I need to fill out for a TDG shipment?
You don’t need any special paperwork. However, your Bill of Lading must include: the date, a 24-hour contact number, the shipper’s name and address, the quantity of dangerous goods, unit of measure and number of packages. It must also include the TDG shipping name, the class, the UN number and packing group.
Can I ship dangerous goods together with non-dangerous goods on the same bill of lading?
Yes, but it must be, listed first under title “dangerous goods, or highlighted, or indicate by and “X” in a column headed “DG”
I’m shipping small samples of a few kilograms. Do I need to placard and documentation?
Sometimes. Many small shipments up to 30Kgs are exempt from the regulations. Each product will have a limited quantity index that you can look up. This is expressed in the number of Kilos you can ship without having to comply with the regulations.
Does my carrier have to have a special license to transport dangerous goods?
Yes. Your carrier should have a Hazardous Materials Registration in the U.S. and each driver should carry his training card.
I have a leak in one of my drums, what do I do?
Follow the instructions on the Bill of Lading and call the 24-hour number.
Do I have to report a small leak?
It depends. Check your hazardous material guidebook. Each class has a reportable quantity. If the spill is greater than the reportable quantity, it must be reported.