1. Definition of dangerous goods
Hazardous Goods (DG) is an item or substance that is likely to harm health, safety, property or the environment in which it is listed on IATA Hazardous Goods.
2. Identification of dangerous goods
The first step is to determine if your shipment contains dangerous goods. This group includes sprays, airbags, ammunition, butane, batteries, perfumes, dry ice, fireworks, gasoline, jet fuel, lighters, lithium batteries, matches, nail polish, bleach nail polish, liquid nitrogen, paint, solvent, some chemicals, and more.
3. How to prepare for a DG shipment?
- MSDS (Component Analysis Table):
If your shipment is dangerous, you must have an MSDS
- Packing, labeling:
Dangerous goods can not be shipped in normal packaging, it must be made in accordance with IATA Packing Regulations.
- Declaration of dangerous goods of the shipper
Except as otherwise provided by IATA, the “Carrier’s Dangerous Goods Declaration” is requested and must be completed for each DG shipment by a person who has been issued a dangerous goods declaration.