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Dangerous Goods News | May 2012

Welcome to the first edition of Dangerous Goods News! We hope you'll find this monthly e-newsletter helpful and informative. Each month you'll read about regulatory changes, get tips and insights about packaging for hazardous materials, and learn what's new at Dangerous Goods.

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  ORM-D marking

Regulatory Update: Consumer Commodities & ORM-D

PHMSA is reconsidering the timing of phasing out ORM-D package markings. The regulatory body's May 25 NPRM extends the acceptable use of that marking for domestic ground shipments to 12/31/15. Several other changes are outlined in the NPRM. Click here to visit our online regulatory center for an overview of the new law and a checklist for compliance. 

Take Our Quiz

Consumer Commodities: How Well Do You Know the New Law?


The new laws PHMSA published affect the packaging and shipment of millions of common household products - items you might find on the shelves of your local superstore or home improvement store. Consequences for non-compliance can be steep, with fines, recordable incidents, and more. Are you ready to be in compliance? Take our fun quiz to find out and to learn more!   

DG Dialogue

Read Our Latest Blog Post: Five Factors in Selecting Packaging for Dangerous Goods


The shipping of dangerous goods is highly regulated. Whether you're shipping dangerous goods by air, sea, or ground, it doesn't have to be a risky proposition. With careful attention to these five factors, you should be able to select the right packaging to meet your needs. Let's begin! Step #1 is to review the nature of the materials being shipped. Read More

Dangerous Goods New Products: All-Corrugate Shippers

New Product Spotlight


Did you know Dangerous Goods now has an environmentally-friendly alternative to EPS foam for shipping your hazardous materials? Our new, all-corrugate line of packaging for metal containers is now available. Ideal for paints, coatings, fuels, and petroleum products. The benefits of using this new packaging include:

  • Your shipping costs are reduced with this streamlined packaging, which takes less storage space than the EPS foam option
  • You have 11 additional shipping configurations to choose from - see 4 to the left
  • It provides cost-effective packaging to meet the new ORM-D Consumer Commodity products/Limited Quantity regulations

Click here to learn more, request a quote, or request a sample.

Web tip - product categories

Web Tip of the Month


There are many ways to find products on the Dangerous Goods website - search by product number, product type/materials, a product form you can submit to our packaging consultants, and this handy feature on the main Product Search page: 19 pre-selected categories of products. Just click on the image to display them!       


By the way - we'd love to know what you think of our new website! Won't you take 5 minutes and tell us what you think? Click here to get started.