Anyone offering a hazardous material for shipment must properly identify and classify the substance into one (or more) of nine UN/DOT hazard classes. Testing is required for proper shipping classification based on the sample type and potential hazards. Testing can also be performed to characterize potential consequences based on how the material is used in a process. Several common UN Series tests will be reviewed based on the material and potential hazard. It is important that materials are properly tested to ensure safe shipping, processing and handling conditions are understood.
Accurate classification and proper registration hazardous materials is not just a regulatory requirement, but also provides important safety information for employees, customers, and transporters who handle, store, or otherwise contact the material. Hazardous material safety is more than simply complying with regulations; establishing a “basis of safety” for handling these materials is critical to prevent accidents with potentially severe consequences.
Join us for an overview of the UN/DOT regulations and test methods used for hazardous material characterization. During this informative webinar, we will discuss:
Nine classes of Hazardous Materials
Characterizing materials using UN Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 tests
Review and interpretation of sample test results
Shipping requirements, safe handling and process considerations based on results for select tests