Packaging Misuse

There are regulations you must pay attention to regarding the misuse of packaging for shipments. The violations in packaging can include using incorrect packaging and using packaging that is not code compliant. To see more specifics violations as well as their solutions, see below.

Offeror Requirements

All hazardous materials

Failure to close a UN standard packaging in accordance with the closure instructions:

Cite: 173.22(a)(4).

Baseline assessment: $500 - $5,000

Overfilling or underfilling a package so that the effectiveness is substantially reduced:

Cite: 173.24(b).

Baseline assessment: $3,700 - $11,200

Offering a hazardous material for transportation in a packaging that has been successfully tested to an applicable UN standard but is not marked with the required UN marking (including missing specification plates)

Cite: 173.32(d), 173.24(c)

Baseline assessment: $4,500

Offering a hazardous material for transportation in a self-certified packaging that has not been subjected to design qualification testing:

Cite: 178.601, Various.

Baseline assessment: $7,500 - $13,500

Offering a hazardous material for transportation in an unauthorized non-UN standard or non-specification packaging (includes failure to comply with the terms of a special permit authorizing use of a non-standard or non-specification packaging):

Various.

Baseline assessment: $6,200 - $11,200

Offering a hazardous material for transportation in an improper package:

Cite: Various.

Baseline assessment: $3,000 - $8,000

Solutions

Consulting
Labelmaster Services

Labels & Markings
Hazard Class Labels

Air Markings & Labels

Battery Markings & Labels

Regulated Markings & Labels

Waste Labels

GHS, Hazcom & NFPA Labels

Regulatory Publications
Air Transport

Ground Transport

Maritime Transport

Emergency Response Guide

Code of Federal Regulations Books

Software
Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS)

Shipping Paper Software

Lithium Battery Advisor

Training Software

Training
Air Training

Ground Training

Maritime Training

Lithium Battery Shipping Training

GHS- Hazcom Training

UN Packaging
4GV Packaging

Glass Packaging

Metal Packaging

Plastic Packaging

173.13 Packaging

Oxygen Shippers

Battery Packaging

Electronics Packaging

Infectious Substance Packaging

Parts Packaging

Temperature Controlled Packaging

Drums

Jerricans & Pails

Wooden Boxes

Components & Accessories


This website is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. The violations listed can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations 49-Parts 100- 185. Early Edition published by Labelmaster. Pages 41-54. Every effort has been made to provide a simplified guid consistent with the various applicable regulations. However, if there is a discrepancy, the regulations are the final authority.

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