Keeping all the compliance rules, documentation requirements and internal processes for hazardous material (hazmat) shipping straight is no easy task. The rules are there for a reason, though, and it’s critical to master hazmat to keep your team, handlers, drivers and your items safe. In our guide, 6 Keys to Safe Hazmat Shipping, we break down the complexities so you can build the right processes and set all hazmat handlers up for success.

Tips to master hazmat shipping

In the guide, we cover:

  • Compliance regulations from various regulatory bodies
  • Shipper education and certification requirements
  • Critical tools like Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Proper hazmat shipping documentation
  • Hazardous material packaging and shipping material requirements
  • Hazmat shipping labels, markings and placards every piece needs

As you can see, there’s a lot of ground to cover when it comes to hazmat shipping. Even seemingly harmless materials require careful preparation. If there is a spill at a cross-dock or in the truck, the situation can become unsafe quickly if your materials mix with other dangerous materials. Our guide will keep you within the guardrails of safe shipping. It also identifies how you can work with a third-party logistics (3PL) company and carriers when you need specialty services such as hazmat handling.

We’re here to help make sense of hazmat shipping guidelines

We know some shippers need guidance and tools to build up their hazmat expertise and get these shipments right from the jump. That’s why we created this guide to get you started. Hazmat and dangerous goods shipping is a complicated field and you may need additional resources like how to know if you can ship irregular or dangerous good shipments. That’s one reason why Worldwide Express takes a hands-on, consultative approach with all shippers. Whether it’s a specific hazmat shipment, or you need overall guidance for your freight shipping or parcel packages, our shipping and logistics experts sit down with shippers to guide them through the process and help build best practices.

If you’re looking for extra eyes and hands, we’re here to help with your hazmat shipping!