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It's a challenge to keep up with all the do's and don'ts of DG shipping. But we're making it easier than ever to find the resources you want and get the answers you need. We've compiled the industry's most comprehensive set of information to help you stay compliant.

Top 10 Chemical Industry Resources

UN 1267 — Petroleum Crude Oil
A complete list of hazardous materials information concerning labeling and placarding for UN 1267, Petroleum Crude Oil. Also included are DOT regulations for Class 3, Emergency Response Guidebook information for UN 1267, DOT hazmat table information for UN 1267, and hazardous materials segregation table information. This is a very comprehensive list of chemical information for UN 1267.

DOT Hazmat Labels, Placards, and Markings Guide
Labels, placards, and markings are indispensable compliance products. Adhering to stringent regulatory standards, Labelmaster offers a multitude of options designed to help you comply with hazmat regulations. Choosing the correct labels and placards is vital for the safe handling and shipping of hazardous materials.


Spacemaster Flip Placards
A flip placard is a metal placarding system that allows you to change the DOT placard legend. Some flip placard systems also allow you to change the UN ID numbers to match your dangerous goods - hazmat commodity. Self-contained, these aluminum alloy placard panels slide over easily on aluminum hinges and use strong secure clips to lock the panels in place during your haul.

Placard Finder
Labelmaster has the original Placard Finder. Labelmaster has every placard you need for domestic and international shipments in stock or imprinted and shipped in three days. Labelmaster's Placard Finder helps you find the placards you need. Order you placards from Labelmaster today!

Emergency Response Guidebook
The ERG is the ideal guide to help when responding to transportation emergencies involving hazardous materials. It is a must-have for everyone who handles and transports dangerous goods and hazmat. This guide helps your company comply with the DOT 49 CFR 172.602 requirement that hazmat shipments be accompanied with emergency response information. The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every 4 years - The next edition will be published in 2020 - When the time comes, don't be caught with the outdated 2016 or 2012 ERG.

Transportation and Logistics Industry
Our teams of experts and hands-on Dangerous Goods professionals make Labelmaster the acknowledged resource for the transport industry. We help you save time and stay compliant with placarding systems, labels and packaging, select exactly the right packaging and labeling to keep every shipment compliant, and stay current with the latest regulatory news from DOT, FRA, PHMSA, FMCSA, and other transportation related regulatory bodies.

Automotive Industry
Many automotive components are actually regulated hazardous materials—which is why so many automotive companies trust Labelmaster’s deep experience and expertise in Dangerous Goods. We help you select exactly the right packaging and labeling to keep every shipment compliant, determine which products are regulated and which aren't, and keep current with the latest from DOT, FRA, PHMSA and FMCSA.

DG Infographics
Labelmaster has been the go-to source for companies – big and small – to navigate and comply with the complex, ever-changing regulations that govern dangerous goods and hazardous materials. Labelmaster has produced many of the industries best dangerous goods and hazardous materials infographics. You name the topic and we probably have the infographic for you.

Master Series Videos
Moving Dangerous Goods (DG) can be a complicated journey with myriad rules and regulations. We’re here to help. With our finger on the pulse of the DG industry, we believe that all businesses handling DG could use some practical, honest guidance. Given that DG is moved 1.4M times each day in the U.S., there’s nothing more important than the safe and compliant transportation of these items. Whether you're new to DG shipping or a seasoned veteran, we hope you’ll find the information in these videos useful

Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook
The third annual Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook is the definitive outlook for the worldwide dangerous goods industry based on the thoughts and attitudes of DG pros across the globe. In an effort to better understand today's DG landscape, Labelmaster, IATA, and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin partnered to survey DG professionals around the globe about how their organizations approach DG shipping and handling and the specific compliance challenges they face.


Other Chemical Industry Related Resources

Compliance Is...
A process that starts with the right label. If you ship hazardous materials, compliance is a big part of your world. But have you ever stopped to think about what compliance really is? Compliance is getting your shipment there without frustration. Compliance is protecting people, property, and products. Compliance is job security. Compliance is everything.

Label Solutions
Not all labels are created equal. Labelmaster provides the most durable, compliant labels that can help your products get from point A to point B safely and compliantly. There are labels. Then there are Labelmaster labels. We have labels to move it, store it, assure it, and create it. More info with our Anatomy of a Label infographic.


Labelmaster's Hazmat Label Finder
Looking for hazard class labels? You are in the right place to find what you need. Labelmaster is you one-stop-shop for all or your hazmat shipping needs. Enter a DOT UN Number or hazardous materials name to view the suggested hazmat labels. You can also scroll thru our list of hazmat labels to browse our hazmat label categories.


Hazmat Source — Dangerous Goods 101
Find helpful hints and tons of information for navigating the complicated process of DG shipping, increasing efficiencies and solving common issues including: hazardous materials definitions, most common hazmat, DG training requirements, shipping guides, hazmat label and placard material types and DOT specifications and requirements, and much more.

DG Report
The world of Dangerous Goods (DG) shipping is complex and ever-changing. For nearly 50 years, our goal at Labelmaster has been to help our clients navigate these evolving regulations so that every shipment arrives safely, compliantly, and on time. Education has always played a major part in achieving that goal, which is why we're proud to present the Dangerous Goods Report.


Dangerous Goods Symposium
The Dangerous Goods Symposium is where industry and your business community connect. This annual symposium is known for providing the best opportunities to network and learn from government regulators, trainers, and other DG professionals. The DG village is founded upon the belief that shared information, and shared knowledge, makes us all successful on the road to compliance! You are an important part of the village that ensures dangerous goods shipping compliance and safety around the world. Join us to learn via in-person discussions, engage in conversations with other members and be able to take information back to your company and teams when you return home.

Total Value of Compliance
Dangerous Goods compliance can be a value-added component of supply chain operations that boosts your location's profitability. Total value of compliance (TVC) is the framework that makes it happen. Find out how leading shippers combine reduced costs with increased revenue to create a positive contribution to earnings.


What are UN Numbers?
The three major points of information needed to compliantly ship dangerous goods are: What is the identity of the material? What is the quantity of the material? What transport mode is being used to ship the material? It is necessary above all to correctly identify the material to all participants in the logistics chain.The most basic component of this identification system is the four digit United Nations or UN number (UN#).

UN Markings Guide
Understanding UN markings may seem complicated at first, but this breakdown of each element of UN markings describes how to easily read and identify the code. Take a look at this guide, which is an essential component of hazardous materials packaging.

49 CFR Made Easy
If you handle hazardous material or hazardous waste, or if you are a shipper, carrier or freight forwarder, the 49 CFR is a must. These regulations cover requirements for markings, labels, placards, shipping papers, training, emergency response and performance-oriented packaging standards. Domestic transportation regulations for highway, rail, air and water are included.

The IATA Book - 2019 IATA DGR 60th Edition
The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is the global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air and the only standard recognized by airlines. Whether you’re a shipper, manufacturer, freight forwarder, ground handler or airline, the IATA Book will keep you up to date with all the latest regulations, providing all the information you need.


The IMDG Code - IMO Dangerous Goods Regulations
The IMDG Code is the global, international reference for shipping dangerous goods by maritime vessel on the water. The 2-volume IMO DG regulations is required for anyone shipping DG by water and features updates and revisions regarding packaging and storage requirements for all regulated hazardous materials.


Common DG Shipping Violations
As your partner in fully customizable software, products, and services, Labelmaster works to help avoid common violations that DG shippers run into, like these 7 frequently cited categories of violations that you should be aware of.


Shipping Container-Truck Trailer Security Seal Guide
One tool often used in supply chain security programs is security seals. There are two primary types of shipping container seals indicative and barrier. These shipping container seals are typically used on ocean containers, rail cars and long-haul trucks.


Dangerous Goods Supply Chain — Shipers, Carries, and Receivers Responsibilities
Moving dangerous goods (DG) safely and in compliance takes the coordinated efforts of everyone involved at each step in the supply chain. More than half a billion shipments of hazmat cross the country every year with 1.4 million hazmat shipments per day in the U.S. These shipments are touched in the supply chain by shippers, carriers and receivers. There are rules and regulations that govern DG shippers, carriers, and receivers, and those rules are changing all the time.

Shipping Limited Quantities, Excepted Quantities, and ORM-D Consumer Commodities
You may be shipping hazmat and not even know it. Many businesses are surprised to find out that commonly shipped products are often classified as hazmat under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations. The same is true for reverse logistics operations, including recalls and product returns. Everyday items like cleaning products, compressed air dusters, adhesives, paints and cosmetics are just a few of the products that may be considered hazardous materials.

Hazardous Materials Markings
49 CFR 171.8 – Definitions - Marking means a descriptive name, identification number, instructions, cautions, weight, specification, or UN marks, or combinations thereof, required by this subchapter on outer packagings of hazardous materials. We have gathered our most common markings for easy access and easy ordering. Order your hazmat markings from Labelmaster today.

49 CFR Placard Regulations
49 CFR Parts 172.500-172.560 - Applicability of Placarding Requirements, Identification Numbers Displayed on Placards, General Placarding Requirements, Placarding for Subsidiary Hazards, Placarding for Highway and Rail, General Specifications for Placards, and more. Each bulk packaging, freight container, unit load device, transport vehicle or rail car containing any quantity of a hazardous material must be placarded on each side and each end with a placards.

Hazmat Placard Specifications and Requirements
A plain language description of the DOT placard hazmat regulations. Hazardous materials placards must meet strict specifications and requirements as defined in the 49 CFR part 172.519. These specifications define the placard strength and durability, design, size, and color. Other specifications include form or maker identification marks, exceptions, and the radioactive trefoil symbol. The following information is a plain-english summary of 49 CFR part 172.519, please refer to the exact 49 CFR regulation for official specifications. All Labelmaster hazmat placards meet these strict specifications.

DOT Hazmat Placard Materials
At Labelmaster, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality products. Below is a list of the materials we use to produce our DOT placards. Enjoy worry- and hassle-free DG shipping when using our durable, fully compliant placards and markings. They feature easily identifiable icons and bright UV inks that resist peeling, chipping and fading, and are available in multiple materials and formats.

Supply Chain Moves
To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of Dangerous Goods throughout the supply chain, Labelmaster gathers "Supply Chain Moves", a weekly report linking the latest technology news to Dangerous Goods compliance.

DOT PHMSA Hazmat Registrations
Offerors and transporters of certain quantities and types of hazardous materials, including hazardous wastes, are required to file an annual registration statement with the U.S. Department of Transportation and to pay a fee (see Title 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G (107.601 - 107.620).

DOT PHMSA Hazmat Incident Reporting
Section 171.16 requires hazmat incidents to be reported through PHMSA within 30 days of the incident, and a follow-up written report within one year of the incident, based on certain circumstances, to be reported to PHMSA through the Hazardous Materials Incident Report Form DOT F 5800.1 (49 eCFR 171.16). The information collected on the report is used by PHMSA and other agencies to mitigate risk, analyze gaps, and enhance safety.

Hazmat Shipping - Ground Shipping Guide
As hazmat shipping regulations change overtime, it's important to stay informed on regulatory updates, hazmat packaging, required documentation, labels and markings and training available to you as a hazmat shipper. Below, find a guide to the essential factors to keep in mind for safe and successful ground transport of dangerous goods.

Hazmat Shipping - Air Shipping Guide
As in the ground and maritime transport of dangerous goods, shipping dangerous goods by air comes with its own set of regulations, hazmat shipping papers and publications. After more than 40 years in the business of helping our customers stay safe and compliant when it comes to hazmat shipping, we've become leaders in the industry. To aid shippers and carriers interested in the air transport of dangerous goods, we've compiled this guide to the safe and secure transport of dangerous goods by air.

Hazmat Shipping - Maritime Shipping Guide
A large amount of hazardous materials are transported by sea each day and proper compliance is essential to safe and secure maritime hazmat shipping. Below find a guide to helpful products and tools for the maritime transport of hazardous materials.




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