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Knowledge check: Dangerous Goods Classification

Scenario: You are the distribution manager (consignor/shipper) in charge of packaging and shipping all company products at a chemical manufacturing facility. The company has developed a new product that is similar to a current product, but its chemical make-up is completely different.

Since it’s your job to properly classify this new product for shipment, do you use the testing data from the similar product to help you classify it?

Yes

No

Click below to see the answer.

Knowledge check: Dangerous Goods Classification: Answer

Answer: No. Even though the products are similar, the new product has a different chemical make-up, which can change the hazard classification and proper shipping name designation. The best option would be to send the new product to a testing facility to gather chemical data in order to properly classify the material.

Testing facilities can test and document your products to see what hazardous properties they possess. Once the product is tested and the data is documented, you can properly classify your material. The test documentation can also be kept or sent to government regulators as proof that your product was tested and properly classified.