For businesses new to shipping hazardous materials, it's tough to establish comprehensive procedures to meet regulatory requirements and keep your business and team safe. Companies that are experienced in hazmat shipping have dedicated job codes and SOPs. But you can work with a hazmat shipping consultant to gain experience, guidance, and expertise without requiring an internal hire.
Suppose your company will be permanently transporting and handling hazardous material. In that case, an industry consultant can help you develop a permanent position for maintaining safe handling and shipping procedures. This blog will allow you to ascertain if working with a hazmat shipping consultant is right for you.
Maybe your team is already experienced with handling hazardous materials but hasn’t dealt with shipping regulations before. Or, you’re working with a new material they haven’t received training for yet. A hazardous material consultant presents training to ensure everyone in your business understands all the materials’ risks and regulations.
CARGOpak Corp provides both in-person and webinar format for a variety of hazardous materials cclients, Here are a few product specific examples where we also offer monthly public webinars:
We also provide private, custom webinars dedicated to the specific materials with which you’ll be working. When you fill out our needs assessment form, we’ll get a clear understanding of your unique hazmat requirements. Our training ensures your employees know both safety and regulatory procedures for handling the new material.
As the shipper, you’re responsible for protecting the people who come into contact with the package during shipping by accurately identifying and packing the material you’re shipping. A few of the hazard communications you’re responsible for include:
It’s critical to have all the correct forms of communication every time you ship hazardous material. A hazmat shipping consultant will help you establish standardized procedures for new packaging and shipping requirements. They’ll also centralize other critical documentation you’ll need, such as:
Getting these records together is essential in case something goes wrong to protect your business and employees.
Depending on the hazmat your company will handle and ship, it may present an array of risks. A hazmat shipping consultant will make sure you’re informed about the dangers that hazardous material transportation poses. They’ll help you develop emergency plans and procedures, if required, and ensure your staff is thoroughly trained and capable. Some common risks hazardous materials may pose:
A consultant will inform you of the exact risks the material you’re working with poses and develop strategies for safe handling.
With over 30 years experience, we’re industry professionals who provide expert hazmat consulting services to companies to ensure regulatory compliance, hazardous materials security, package selection, and penalty mitigation. No matter the size of your business or the scale of your hazardous material shipping, we can provide personalized, flexible services.
Every business we work with starts by filling out a needs assessment form. It lets us evaluate your current infrastructure and gain a better understanding of your emergent and long-term needs. You can always reach out to us with questions through our easy online form.