8 Steps for Increasing Warehouse Safety

Worker in hard hat hit by cardboard in warehouse

over 15000 illnesses and injuries take place every yearWorking in a warehouse can be a very rewarding job. You get a lot of physical exercise from lifting heavy objects all day, you bond closely with a group of workers that you see every day, and you play a very important role in ensuring that companies and individuals get their important orders on time. With multiple paths toward career advancement and an increase in responsibility, it is a promising opportunity for workers who are looking for a low barrier of entry.

However, one of the biggest problems when it comes to working in the warehouse is the issue of personal safety. With over 15,000 illnesses and injuries taking place every year, the warehousing industry still has a long way to go in the way of enforcing safety regulations and preventing accidents from happening in the workplace.

Warehouse safety is only possible when every single employee is involved and looking out for one another, no matter their position in the company. Here are 8 useful steps that any warehouse can take to ensure that safety remains a top priority: Continue reading…


Revisions to the 2017 58th Edition IATA DGR operator variations as of 23 December 2016.

The following are operator variations that appear in the 2017, 58th edition of the IATA Dangerous

Goods Regulations with amendments advised by airlines as of 23 December 2016. The changes to

the variations in this document are identified by the standard revision symbols but are also shown with

deleted text in strikethrough and new text in red and underline. The airlines that have advised of

changes are as follows:

  • Air Hong Kong LD Air India AI
  • Air Austral UU Air Transat TS
  • Austrian Airlines OS Cargologicair P3
  • Cathay Pacific CX Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Cathay Dragon) KA
  • China Airlines CI Corsair International SS
  • FedEx Express FX Llc GloBus GH
  • Japan Airlines JL JetStar Asia 3K
  • PJSC Siberia Airlines S7 Swiss International LX
  • UPS Airlines 5X

2.8.4 List of Operator Variations

The variations are listed in alpha-numeric order according to the code assigned.

3K (Jetstar Asia)

3K-01 Not used.

3K-02 Division 4.1 Flammable Solids. Passengers and crew are not permitted to bring book matches onto aircraft

for personal use. Book matches are only allowed as correctly packed and declared dangerous goods

consignments (see 2.3.5.6).

3K-03 New or used internal combustion engines will not be accepted for carriage in passenger baggage.

3K-04 Oxygen or air, gaseous cylinders required for medical use are only accepted for transport in or as carry-on

baggage (see 2.3.4.1).

3K-05 Dangerous goods consigned as cargo are not accepted for carriage on any Jetstar Asia aircraft

Dangerous goods in consolidations will not be accepted for carriage except for UN 1845 Carbon dioxide solid

(dry ice) up to maximum of 145 kg per flight when used as refrigerant for a non-dangerous goods consignment.

The only exceptions are:

  • aircraft stores and equipment when prepared for transport in accordance with the current IATA Dangerous

Goods Regulations; and

  • UN 1845 Carbon dioxide solid/dry ice maximum of 145 kg per flight when used as refrigerant for nondangerous

goods.

3K-06 Lithium batteries when packed with or contained in equipment in accordance with Section II of Packing

Instruction 966, 967, 969 and 970 have to be reported as Special Loads in the NOTOC.

5X (United Parcel Service)

Note:

The most current information about UPS services and restrictions may be found at the following web site:

http://ups.com/hazmat

5X-01 Small Package Service – U.S. Domestic: Shipments of Dangerous Goods in the UPS Small Package

service with an origin and destination within the USA will be accepted by contract only, in accordance with the

current UPS “Hazardous Materials Guide.” This information is posted under the SUPPORT topic on the UPS

Home Page (www.ups.com). See also the SITE GUIDE on UPS Home Page www.ups.com, at the link for

“Hazardous Materials.” Users may also locate the UPS Guide for Shipping Hazardous Materials by using the

SEARCH function on the website. Shipments of UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries and UN 3090, Lithium metal

batteries are accepted only when prepared under Section IA or IB of the relevant Packing Instruction. Shipments

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containing UN 3090 or UN 3480 prepared according to Section II are not accepted. Refer to 5X-08 for preapproval

requirements related to shipments of UN 3090.

5X-02 Small Package Service – Origins or Destinations outside U.S.: UPS International Small Package

service rules and restrictions apply to all dangerous goods shipments with an origin and/or destination outside of

the USA. Such shipments, including Biological Substances, Category B, will be accepted by contract only (see

5X-01 above for USA domestic shipments). Countries available for service are shown at the following web site

in the column for “Biological Substances, Category B:

Website: www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/idg/information/acl.html

When shipping packages requiring an IATA Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods, combination packagings

must be used and packages must not exceed 30 kg gross weight. When applicable, not more than three

compatible different dangerous goods may be contained in one outer packaging (5.0.2.11). The following

classes/divisions of Dangerous Goods are prohibited from UPS international Small Package service:

  • Class 1 (Explosives)
  • Division 2.3 (Toxic Gas)
  • Division 4.2 (Spontaneously Combustible)
  • Division 4.3 (Dangerous When Wet)
  • Division 5.1 (Oxidizer)
  • Division 5.2 (Organic Peroxide)
  • Division 6.1—Substances requiring a “Toxic” label

Shipments of UN 3506, Mercury contained in manufactured articles will be accepted only when the packages do

not require a “Toxic” sub-risk label.

  • Division 6.2 (Infectious Substances, Category A)
  • Class 7—Substances requiring a “Radioactive” White–I, Yellow–II, Yellow–III, or Fissile label.

 Radioactive Material, Excepted Package shipments are also prohibited.

  • Class 9—

 Shipments of UN 2807, Magnetized material which conform to Packing Instruction 953 are limited to

origins and destinations within the UPS International Dangerous Goods (IDG) network. A listing of

origins and destinations authorized for IDG may be found at the following link the following link:

http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/idg/information/acl.html. Additionally, such shipments

must be labelled in accordance with Packing Instruction 953 and documented in one of the following

ways:

 Identified as “Magnetized material” in a Package Reference field on the UPS Shipping Label; or

 Accompanied by a written document, affixed directly to the outside of the package or contained in a

resealable envelope on the package, identifying the contents as “Magnetized material”.

  • Complete information about UPS Small Package International Dangerous Goods service, including specific

limitations per package, may be found at the link for UPS GUIDE FOR SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL

DANGEROUS GOODS at the site identified in variation 5X-01.

  • All permitted Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities are accepted. UPS class/division restrictions do not

apply to Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities.

Shipments of UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries and UN 3090, Lithium metal batteries are accepted only when

prepared under Section IA or IB of the relevant Packing Instruction. Shipments containing UN 3090 or UN 3480

prepared according to Section II are not accepted. Refer to 5X-08 for pre-approval requirements related to

shipments of UN 3090.

(see 1.3.2, 8.1.6.9.1 and 10.8.3.9.1).

5X-03 UPS Air Cargo Service: Dangerous goods shipments will be accepted in Air Cargo Service by contract

only. All contract applications must be reviewed and approved by the UPS Air Dangerous Goods Department

(SDF) and Air Cargo Service (UPS Air Group-SDF). Hazard Classes accepted in Air Cargo Service are subject to

approval and shipments are subject to advance arrangement.

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Shipments of UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries and UN 3090, Lithium metal batteries are accepted only when

prepared under Section IA or IB of the relevant Packing Instruction. Shipments containing UN 3090 or UN 3480

prepared according to Section II are not accepted. Refer to 5X-08 for pre-approval requirements related to

shipments of UN 3090Approval to ship UN 3090 lithium metal batteries is required. Refer to 5X-08 and the Air

Cargo shipper contract for details.

5X-04 UPS Global Freight Forwarding: Dangerous Goods shipments in UPS Air Freight Services are accepted

by arrangements between UPS Airlines and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Prohibited hazard classes include:

  • Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4F, 1.5 and 1.6 (Explosives)
  • Division 2.3 Toxic Gases
  • Materials having either a primary or subsidiary hazard of Division 6.1–with a Packing Group I inhalation

toxicity

  • Division 6.2–(Infectious Substances, Category A)
  • Class 7 (outside of the U.S., Canada and Mexico)–substances requiring a “Radioactive” White-I, Yellow-II or

Yellow-III label.

 Materials requiring a Fissile label are not accepted in any UPS service.

 Radioactive Material, Excepted Package shipments are also prohibited outside the U.S. and Canada.

Shipments of UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries and UN 3090, Lithium metal batteries are accepted only when

prepared under Section IA or IB of the relevant Packing Instruction. Shipments containing UN 3090 or UN 3480

prepared according to Section II are not accepted. Refer to 5X-08 for pre-approval requirements related to

shipments of UN 3090.

5X-05 General: When an IATA Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods is required, the shipper must present

three original copies.

5X-06 General: To maintain compliance with USG-18, for the following listed materials, UPS requires all

packages to comply with U.S. DOT packaging requirements contained in 49 CFR 173.302(f) and 173.304(f).

Such packagings must be marked with the text “DOT31FP” on the outer package. Affected entries are:

UN 1070 — Nitrous oxide–see 49 CFR 173.340(f)

UN 1072 — Oxygen, compressed–see 49 CFR 173.302(f)

UN 2451 — Nitrogen trifluoride–see 49 CFR 173.302(f)

UN 3156 — Compressed gas, oxidizing, n.o.s.–see 49 CFR 173.302(f)

UN 3157 — Liquefied gas, oxidizing, n.o.s.–see 49 CFR 173.304(f)

UN 3356 — Oxygen generator, chemical–see 49 CFR 173.168

Carbon dioxide and oxygen mixture, compressed–see 49 CFR 173.304(f)

5X-07 General: The following limitations apply to the commodities identified here:

  • Shipments of UN3480, Lithium ion batteries and UN3090, Lithium metal batteries are accepted only when

prepared under Section I.A or I.B of the relevant Packing Instruction. Shipments containing UN3090 or

UN3480 prepared according to Section II are not accepted. Refer to 5X-08 for pre-approval requirements

related to shipments of UN3090.Depending on required routing, shipments of UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries

prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 965 may need to be returned to shippers due to prohibitions on

carrying such shipments aboard passenger aircraft. Please refer to UPS.com for details.

  • For shipments tendered without an IATA Air Waybill, lithium battery packages of UN 3480, UN 3481,

UN 3090 or UN 3091 prepared and marked/labelled in accordance with Section II of the relevant Packing

Instruction should also be marked with appropriate information on the address label or adjacent to the mark

required by 7.1.5.5 or the label shown at 7.4.8, to enable UPS to identify the shipment type when transferring

to partner air carriers. For example:

 P.I. 965-II

 P.I. 966-II

 P.I. 967-II

 P.I. 968-II

 P.I. 969-II

 P.I. 970-II

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Alternatively, such information may be included on a document accessible from the outside of the package.

  • Shipments of refurbished lithium batteries, or refurbished lithium batteries packed with or contained in

equipment are not accepted unless specifically approved by the UPS Air Dangerous Goods Department

(SDF);

  • Shipments of lithium batteries in any UPS air services (including UPS Small Package, UPS Air Freight

services or UPS Air Cargo services) which require the use of Special Provisions A88, A99 or A183 are

subject to and must receive prior approval from the UPS Air Dangerous Goods Department (SDF);

  • For UPS Small Package service, shipments of UN 3171, Battery-powered vehicle, will only be accepted

under the following conditions:

 Passenger aircraft quantities only; not accepted as CAO;

 Shipment is limited to a maximum gross weight of 30 kg;

 Vehicle containing lithium battery or batteries therein that would separately be classified as UN 3480 or

UN 3090. The battery contained in the vehicle is limited to 5 kg maximum net weight;

 For shipments of UN 3171 powered by lithium batteries, UPS requires the additional marking, “Contains

Lithium Batteries.” The marking must meet the requirements as stated in 7.1.4.4.1 and be near the

proper shipping name mark;

 Vehicle containing a wet, non-spillable battery or batteries therein that would separately be classified as

UN 2800. The battery contained in the vehicle is limited to 25 kg maximum net weight.

  • Shipments of UN 3171, Battery-powered vehicle, containing defective or damaged batteries are not

accepted by UPS.

  • Shipments of UN 3077, Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. will not be accepted when

contained in Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) in any UPS air services (including UPS Small Package,

UPS Air Freight services or UPS Air Cargo services);

  • Shipments of UN 2807, Magnetized materials, for which the magnetic field strength exceeds 0.00525 gauss

when measured at 4.6 m from any surface of the package are not accepted in UPS services (including UPS

Small Package; UPS Air Freight services or UPS Air Cargo services);

  • Shipments of UN 3245, Genetically modified organisms or Genetically modified micro-organisms with

an origin and/or destination outside the U.S. are not accepted in UPS small package services. For UPS Air

Freight shipments, case-by-case approval is required to assure the ability to import or transit the shipments

within countries involved.

5X-08 General: UPS limits transport of UN 3090 Lithium Metal Batteries to origins and destinations within its

International Dangerous Goods (IDG) network. A listing of origins and destinations authorized for IDG may be

found at the following link: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/idg/information/acl.html

All customers who wish to ship UN 3090 Lithium Metal Batteries without equipment via UPS Air services must

obtain pre-approval from UPS Airlines. The pre-approval requirement applies to lithium metal battery shipments

that are considered lightly regulated (such as small cells or batteries), as well as to lithium metal battery

shipments that are fully regulated and require dangerous goods shipping papers (Shipper’s Declaration). This

approval is separate and in addition to any other required UPS agreement.

More information regarding the approval program may be found at the following link:

http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/hazardous/responsible/lithium-battery-preapproval.html

AI (Air India)

AI-01 Explosives shall not be carried with the exceptions of items covered under UN 0012 and UN 0014 subject

to approval from Director General Civil Aviation.

AI-02 Class 3, Flammable liquids in Packing Group I are not acceptable for carriage.

AI-03 Division 4.3, Substances which on contact with water emit flammable gases are not accepted for carriage.

AI-04 Dangerous Goods must not be consolidated with non-dangerous goods.

AI-05 Carriage of carbon dioxide solid (dry ice) per aircraft shall be limited to the following:

(a) 1,500 kg on A330-200;

(b) 1,200 kg on B747-400/B777-300ER/B777-200LR;

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(c) 500 kg on B787-800/A310;

(d) 200 kg on A319/A320/A321/B737-800.

AI-06 A 24 hour emergency telephone number must be provided in the “Handling Information” box of the

Shipper’s Declaration and air waybill.

AI-07 Fissile material shall not be accepted for carriage.

AI-08 Only UN 3481, lithium ion batteries packed with equipment and lithium ion batteries contained in

equipment prepared in accordance with PI 966 and PI 967, respectively will be accepted for transport. UN 3091,

lithium metal batteries packed with equipment and lithium metal batteries contained in equipment prepared in

accordance with PI 969 and PI 970 respectively, are forbiddenNot used.

AI-09 Small vehicles powered by lithium batteries are forbidden for carriage on Air India flights as a part of

passenger’s baggage (checked and carry-on), examples include but are not limited to airwheel, solowheel,

hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel.

CI (China Airlines)

CI-01 The following dangerous goods will not be accepted for carriage as cargo on China Airlines’ passenger

flights:

  1. Class 1 to Class 8; except for UN 1072 (in compliance with SP A302), UN 2908, UN 2909, UN 2910,

UN 2911, UN 3164 meeting requirement of PI208(a) and UN 3373;

  1. fully regulated lithium ion batteries (Class 9) as per Section IA and IB of PI 965 and Section I of PI 966–

PI 967 (RLI);

  1. fully regulated lithium metal batteries as per Section I of PI 969–PI 970 (RLM).

Note:

The above prohibitions do not apply to CI company material.

CI-02 Dangerous goods in excepted quantities will not be accepted, except for radioactive materials, excepted

package (see Subsection 2.6).

CI-03 Dangerous goods in consolidations will not be accepted for carriage, except for:

(a) consolidations having one master air waybill with one or more house air waybill(s) containing only dangerous

goods; or

(b) consolidations containing the following dangerous goods and general cargo:

  • UN 1845 Carbon dioxide, solid (Dry ice) when used as a refrigerant for non-dangerous goods;
  • UN 2807 Magnetized material as per PI 953 and with field strength no more than 0.418 A/m or

0.00525 Gauss measured at a distance of 4.6 m;

  • ID 8000 Consumer commodity/UN 1266 Perfumery product;

(see 1.3.3, 8.1.2.4, 9.1.8 and 10.8.1.5).

CI-04 Any liquid dangerous goods having primary hazard or subsidiary hazard of Class 8–Corrosives in single

packaging will not be accepted unless each single packaging overpacked with rigid material to protect at least the

top and bottom of the packaging. The packages shall be stackable (see 5.0.2.14).

CI-05 Oxygen Generator Chemical UN 3356 will not be accepted for carriage except CI company material.

CI-06 The shipper must obtain an approval from Atomic Energy Council/Taiwan for the import, export,

transferring or transiting of Radioactive Material to, from, via Taiwan 7 days prior to flight departs from the State

of origin. Radioactive material, excepted package is not subject to above requirement.

Atomic Energy Council

80, Section 1, Chenggong Road

Yonghe District

New Taipei City 23452

Chinese Taipei

Tel: +886-2-8231 7919, Ext 2179/2187

Fax: +886-2-8231 7829

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CI-07 Dangerous goods offered for transport under State exemptions or approvals (e.g. as required by Special

Provision A1, A2, A106, etc.) will not be accepted for carriage.

CI-08 Radioactive material (Class 7), except for radioactive material, excepted package, must be segregated

from packages containing Class 1, 2, 3 and 8 dangerous goods.

CI-09 The following dangerous goods will not be accepted for carriage as cargo by China Airline’s aircraft:

(a) Lithium Ion cells and batteries (UN 3480) prepared in accordance with Section II of Packing Instruction 965.

(b) Lithium Metal cells and batteries (UN 3090), prepared in accordance with Section IA, IB and II of Packing

Instruction 968.

Note:

Above prohibitions does not apply to CI company material.

CX (Cathay Pacific Airways)

CX-01 UN 3480 Lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion cells and batteries are prohibited from carriage as cargo on

Cathay Pacific Airways aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II of Packing Instruction 965.

This prohibition does not apply to:

  • lithium ion cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3481) in accordance with PI 966

and PI 967; or

  • lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods

Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).

CX-02 All combination packagings containing liquid dangerous goods in Packing Groups I, II or III must contain

sufficient absorbent material to absorb the entire contents of all the inner packagings.

CX-03 Not used.

CX-04 The shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person/agency who is

knowledgeable of the hazards, characteristics and actions to be taken in case of an accident or incident

concerning (each of) the dangerous goods being transported. This telephone number, including country and area

code, preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number” must be inserted on the DGD preferably

in the “Additional Handling Information” box, e.g. “Emergency Contact +47 67 50 00 00” (see 8.1.6.11 and

10.8.3.11).

CX-05 Liquid dangerous goods in single packagings of drums and jerricans of any material must be prepared as

follows:

  1. the steel drums/plastic drums/plastic jerricans must be protected by other strong outer packaging, for

example fibreboard box; or

  1. if prepared as an open overpack, a suitably sized plastic, foam or wooden pallet must be used to protect at

least the top and bottom of the packaging.

CX-06 In addition to the requirements of 8.2.5, the UN number(s) of all shipments of dangerous goods in

excepted quantities must be indicated on the air waybill.

CX-07 UN 3090 Lithium metal batteries. Lithium metal cells and batteries are prohibited from carriage as cargo

on Cathay Pacific Airways aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II of Packing Instruction 968.

This prohibition does not apply to:

  • lithium metal cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3091) in accordance with PI 969

and PI 970; or

  • lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods

Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).

CX-08 All packages prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 967 or Section II of PI 970 must bear the lithium

battery mark or lithium battery handling label as required by 7.1.5.5 or 7.2.4.7 respectively. This requirement

applies to all packages of lithium batteries contained in equipment, even where the package contains no more

than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment. The requirement for the lithium battery mark or lithium

battery handling label does not apply to packages containing only button cells installed in equipment (including

circuit boards). Not used.

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FX (Federal Express)

FX-01

(a) Class 1 articles and substances offered on a FedEx International Priority Freight (IPF), FedEx International

Premium (IP1), or FedEx International Express Freight (IXF) may require a pre-alert or pre-approval. Call the

FedEx Express Freight Customer Service at (877) 398-5851 for additional information (see Packing

Instructions 101–143). Any Class 1 shipments originating in a non-U.S. location requires pre-approval. Call

your local FedEx customer service number and ask for FedEx Express Freight customer service.

(b) FedEx Express will not accept for transport any explosives assigned to Division 1.3.

FX-02

(a) Except for UN 1230—Methanol and Excepted Quantities (EQ), substances with a primary or subsidiary risk

of Division 6.1 in Packing Group I or II:

  • with an origin and destination within the USA including Puerto Rico, will only be accepted if in approved

DOT Exemption/Special Permit (SP) packaging;

  • will only be accepted for International transport in “V” rated combination packaging.

(b) Poison Inhalation Hazard (PIH) with a hazard zone “A” or any Class 2 substance with a toxic primary or

subsidiary risk label will not be accepted for carriage.

(c) Polychlorinated biphenyls: The following Class 9 materials, if known or suspected to contain PCBs, must be

packaged as follows—for liquids: IP3 or IP3A inner metal packaging with absorbent material utilized to fill all

available space; for solids: any inner packaging as per applicable packing instruction is permitted. Outer

packaging must be a 1A2 steel drum, 4H2 plastic box, USA DOT-SP 8249, 9168 or 11248 (see Packing

Instructions [–] listed after each substance):

UN 2315 — Polychlorinated biphenyls, liquid [964]

UN 3077 — Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. [956, Y956]

UN 3082 — Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s.  [964, Y964]

UN 3432 — Polychlorinated biphenyls, solid [956]

(d) All U.S. domestic shipments of Division 4.3 must be offered either under a limited quantity “Y” prefix Packing

Instruction or offered using a DOT special permit that does not require placarding for road transport.

Shipments originating in the U.S. and destined for a non-U.S. location must be offered under a limited

quantity “Y” prefix Packing Instruction or dropped off at a FedEx Express staffed facility that accepts

dangerous goods. Shipments originating in non-U.S. locations destined for a U.S. location must either be

offered under a limited quantity “Y” prefix Packing Instruction or sent as hold for pickup at a staffed FedEx

Express facility that accepts dangerous goods.

(e) FedEx Express will only accept Oxygen, compressed (UN 1072) when packed in an ATA Specification 300

Category I outer packaging. Packaging must be marked in accordance with the marking criteria of Air

Transportation Association (ATA) specification No. 300. In addition, FedEx Express will require the outer

package to have the additional tested specification mark of DOT31FP (see Packing Instruction 200 and

USG-15(d)). The additional tested specification mark of DOT31FP will be required in addition to the

specification container utilized and marked for all UN numbers listed in USG-18 which include UN3156,

UN 3157, UN 2451, UN 1070 and UN 3356.

(f) When using International Economy (IE) or International Economy Freight (IEF) to ship liquids in the primary

hazard classes/divisions of 3, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 and 8, customers must use “V rated” packaging. See

www.fedex.com/us ; keyword dangerous goods (search field); FedEx Services Available to Ship Dangerous

Goods.

FX-03

(a) Class 7 substances offered on FedEx International Priority Freight (IPF), FedEx International Premium (IP1),

or FedEx International Express Freight (IXF) may require a pre-alert or pre-approval. Call (877) 398-5851 for

additional information. Plutonium 239 and 241 will not be accepted as UN 3324, UN 3325, UN 3326,

UN 3327, UN 3328, UN 3329, UN 3330, UN 3331 or UN 3333.

(b) FedEx Express will not accept labelled radioactive material with a subsidiary risk of 1.4, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1,

5.2, 8, or 2.2 with a Cargo Aircraft Only label unless the shipper has been pre-approved.

Class 7 shipments originating in a non-U.S. location require pre-approval. Call your local FedEx customer

service number and ask for FedEx Express Freight customer service.

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(c) All fissile shipments worldwide require pre-approval. Call 1-901-434-3200 for assistance.

(d) For mixtures or solutions of radionuclides enter “mixture” or “solution” as appropriate in the Quantity and

Type of Packaging in association with the physical and chemical form (e.g. liquid salt solution or solid oxide

mixture).

(e) FedEx Express will not accept Radioactive Material, Excepted Package (UN 2908, UN 2909, UN 2910,

UN 2911) in an Overpack nor will more than one package on a skid/pallet be accepted.

FX-04

(a) The following Class 8 substances will not be accepted for carriage (see Packing Instructions [–] listed

after each substance):

UN Number — Description

UN 1796 Nitrating acid mixture, over 40% concentration [854, 855]

UN 1826 Nitrating acid mixtures, spent, over 40% concentration [854, 855]

UN 2031 Nitric acid, over 40% concentration [854, 855]

When shipping the above substances in acceptable concentrations, the concentration MUST be indicated on

the Shipper’s Declaration in association with the proper shipping name.

(b) Hazardous waste as defined in USG-04, will not be accepted for carriage.

(c) Division 6.2, items classed as Risk Group 4 by the World Health Organization (WHO) will not be accepted for

carriage.

(d) The following substances will not be accepted for carriage (see Packing Instructions [–] listed after each

substance):

UN Number — Description

UN 1001 Acetylene, dissolved [200]

UN 1162 Dimethyldichlorosilane [377]

UN 1308 Zirconium suspended in a flammable liquid, Packing Group I, [361]

UN 1873 Perchloric acid, over 50% concentration [553]

(e) FedEx Express will not accept for transport any item with an A2 or that meets the definition of A183 or A209

Special Provision even with a Competent Authority approval.

FX-05

(a) FedEx Express will not accept UN 3090 or UN 3480 offered as Section II.

(b) All UN 3090 lithium metal batteries under Packing Instruction 968 (Section IA, IB) require pre-approval. See

www.fedex.com/us ; keyword lithium batteries (search field).

(c) All lithium batteries (Section I, IA, IB and II) in all packing instructions must not be shipped in the same

package as the following dangerous goods classes/divisions: 1.4, 2.1, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2 and 8 and 2.2

with a Cargo Aircraft Only label. This includes All Packed in One, Overpacks and combination All Packed in

One/Overpacks.

(d) All Section II lithium batteries must have the UN number(s) added to the IATA lithium battery handling label

(Caution) effective 1/1/17. When the lithium battery handling label (IATA Figure 7.4.H) is applied to packages

/ overpacks for Section IB and II lithium battery shipments, the applicable UN number(s) must be marked on

the package adjacent to the lithium battery handling label.

FX-06 Dangerous goods packages that cannot accommodate all of the required Federal Express and regulatory

documentation as well as all required regulatory markings and labelling on the top or sides of the outer package,

will not be accepted for carriage. Any required documentation, marking and labelling will not be permitted on the

bottom of the package. FedEx branded packaging including brown boxes may not be used to ship dangerous

goods or dry ice. Exceptions: FedEx Express white and brown boxes and tubes may be used for FedEx Express

Section II lithium battery shipments. UN 3373, Biological Substance Category B may be shipped in the FedEx

UN 3373 Pak and the FedEx Clinical Box.

FX-07 This variation applies only when FX-18 does not apply. Hand written Shipper’s Declarations will not be

accepted. The following fields on the Shipper’s Declaration must be typed or computer generated:

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UN or ID number including the prefix, Proper shipping name, Hazard class or division, Subsidiary risk or

division(s), Packing Group, Packaging Type, Packing Instruction, Authorization, Emergency telephone number.

Note:

The technical name, when required, may be handwritten.

For radioactive shipments, in addition to the items listed above the following must also be typed or computer

generated:

Radionuclide, Special Form or Physical and Chemical Form All other entries may be handwritten.

Handwritten alterations/amendments to an entry required to be typed per FX-07 are acceptable if each

alteration/amendment is legible and signed with the same signature used to sign the Shipper’s Declaration.

FX-08 When a Shipper’s Declaration is required, three (3) copies must be provided with each shipment at the

origin location. At least two of the copies must have the diagonal hatchings printed vertically in the left and right

margins and must be printed in red.

FX-09 Not used.

FX-10 Not used.

FX-11 Not used.

FX-12 Not used.

FX-13 Not used.

FX-14 Not used.

FX-15 Not used.

FX-16 Not used.

FX-17 Not used.

FX-18 Shipper’s Declarations for dangerous goods for all FedEx Express® dangerous goods shipments

originating in the U.S. must be prepared using software with dangerous goods compliance edit checks and by

one of the following methods:

  • Certain FedEx electronic shipping solutions;
  • Recognized shipper proprietary software; or
  • FedEx recognized dangerous goods vendor software.

FX-18 currently does not apply to:

  • Shipments originating in non-U.S. locations (including U.S. territories overseas, such as Puerto Rico);
  • FedEx International Express Freight® (IXF) and FedEx International Premium® (IP1);
  • Shipments containing Class 7 radioactive materials.

Note:

A list of FedEx recognized dangerous goods shipping application vendors can be reviewed at www.fedex.com/us;

dangerous goods (keyword).

GH (Llc GloBus)

GH-01 Shipment of dangerous goods transported by Llc GloBus flights will only be acceptable after getting

advance approval of Llc GloBus. Requests for dangerous goods shipments must be sent to the following email

address: email: cgo@s7.ru

Request for approval must be submitted and be made according to the special form of approval (form is provided

by request). Form of approval to be attached to the set of accompanying documents and forwarded on board to

the crew by the handling company at the airport of departure.

GH-02 Patient specimens will only be accepted if assigned to UN 2814 or UN 2900 or UN 3373 as appropriate.

Biological substance, Category B–UN 3373 may only be accepted for carriage under necessary requirements

and after a prior Llc GloBus written approval has been grantedNot used.

GH-03 The Shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person/agency who is

knowledgeable of the hazards, characteristics and actions to be taken in case of an accident or incident

concerning (any of) the dangerous goods being transported. This telephone number, including country and area

code, preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number” must be inserted on the Shipper’s DGD

in the “Additional Handling Information” box, e.g. “Emergency Contact +7(495)-123-45-78”.

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JL (Japan Airlines)

JL-01 A unit load device (ULD) containing dangerous goods other than those indicated in 9.1.4, which is

transferred from another carrier, will not be accepted, unless otherwise approved by Japan Airlines.

JL-02 Not used.

JL-03 Type B(M) Packages and/or any SCO, or LSA Materials in Industrial Packagings will not be accepted for

carriage (see Subsection 10.5).

JL-04 Not used.

JL-05 Any Type B(U) Packages will not be accepted for carriage on passenger aircraft unless they are intended

for use in or incident to medical diagnosis, treatment or research (see 10.9.3, 10.5.11 and 10.10.2).

JL-06 Magnetized materials will not be carried aboard an aircraft if the net weight of the magnet itself exceeds:

  • 2,000 kg or 4,400 lb in each Unit Load Device (ULD) and bulk compartment—(B-747F or B-747 aircraft);
  • 2,000 kg or 4,400 lb in each Unit Load Device (ULD) and bulk compartment—(B-767F or B-767 aircraft);
  • 2,000 kg or 4,400 lb in each Unit Load Device (ULD) and bulk compartment—(B-777 aircraft);
  • 600 kg or 1,320 lb in one aircraft—(B-737 aircraft).

(see Packing Instruction 953).

JL-07 Not used.

JL-08 Division 6.1, Toxic substances in Packing Group I will not be accepted for carriage. Substances assigned

to Packing Group I with a toxic primary or subsidiary hazard or substances with a toxic primary or subsidiary

hazard that are required to be in Packing Group I performance standard packagings are forbidden for carriage.

JL-09 Liquid dangerous goods in single packagings of steel drums (1A1 or 1A2) and steel jerricans (3A1 or 3A2),

will not be accepted unless overpacked with suitable material to protect at least the top and bottom of the

packaging.

JL-10 Not used.

JL-11 The shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person/agency who is

knowledgeable of the hazards, characteristics and actions to be taken in the case of an accident or incident

concerning each of the dangerous goods being transported. This telephone number, including the country and

area code, preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number”, must be inserted on the DGD,

preferably in the “Handling Information” box, e.g. Emergency Contact +47 67 50 00 00 (see 8.1.6.11 and

10.8.3.11).

A 24-hour emergency telephone number is not required for shipments that do not require a Shipper’s Declaration

for Dangerous Goods.

KA (Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Cathay Dragon))

KA-01 UN 3480 Lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion cells and batteries are prohibited from carriage as cargo on

Cathay Dragon aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II of Packing Instruction 965.

This prohibition does not apply to:

  • lithium ion cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3481) in accordance with PI 966

and PI 967; or

  • lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods

Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).

KA-02 All combination packagings containing liquid dangerous goods in Packing Groups I, II or III must contain

sufficient absorbent material to absorb the entire contents of all the inner packagings.

KA-03 Not used.

KA-04 The shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person/agency who is

knowledgeable of the hazards, characteristics and actions to be taken in case of an accident or incident

concerning (each of) the dangerous goods being transported. This telephone number, including country and area

code, preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number” must be inserted on the DGD preferably

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in the “Additional Handling Information” box, e.g. “Emergency Contact +47 67 50 00 00” (see 8.1.6.11 and

10.8.3.11).

KA-05 Liquid dangerous goods in single packagings of drums and jerricans of any material must be prepared as

follows:

  1. the steel drums/plastic drums/plastic jerricans must be protected by other strong outer packaging, for

example fibreboard box; or

  1. if prepared as an open overpack, a suitably sized plastic, foam or wooden pallet must be used to protect at

least the top and bottom of the packaging.

KA-06 In addition to the requirements of 8.2.5, the UN number(s) of all shipments of dangerous goods in

excepted quantities must be indicated on the air waybill.

KA-07 UN 3090 Lithium metal batteries. Lithium metal cells and batteries are prohibited from carriage as cargo

on Cathay Dragon aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II of Packing Instruction 968.

This prohibition does not apply to:

  • lithium metal cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3091) in accordance with PI 969

and PI 970; or

  • lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods

Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).

KA-08 All packages prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 967 or Section II of PI 970 must bear the lithium

battery mark or lithium battery handling label as required by 7.1.5.5 or 7.2.4.7 respectively. This requirement

applies to all packages of lithium batteries contained in equipment, even where the package contains no more

than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment. The requirement for the lithium battery mark or lithium

battery handling label does not apply to packages containing only button cells installed in equipment (including

circuit boards). Not used.

LD (Air Hong Kong)

LD-01 UN 3480 Lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion cells and batteries are prohibited from carriage as cargo on Air

Hong Kong aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II of Packing Instruction 965.

This prohibition does not apply to:

  • lithium ion cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3481) in accordance with PI 966

and PI 967; or

  • lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods

Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).

LD-02 All combination packagings containing liquid dangerous goods in Packing Groups I, II or III must contain

sufficient absorbent material to absorb the entire contents of all the inner packagings.

LD-03 Not used.

LD-04 The shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person/agency who is

knowledgeable of the hazards, characteristics and actions to be taken in case of an accident or incident

concerning (each of) the dangerous goods being transported. This telephone number, including country and area

code, preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number” must be inserted on the DGD preferably

in the “Additional Handling Information” box, e.g. “Emergency Contact +47 67 50 00 00” (see 8.1.6.11 and

10.8.3.11).

LD-05 Liquid dangerous goods in single packagings of drums and jerricans of any material must be prepared as

follows:

  1. the steel drums/plastic drums/plastic jerricans must be protected by other strong outer packaging, for

example fibreboard box; or

  1. if prepared as an open overpack, a suitably sized plastic, foam or wooden pallet must be used to protect at

least the top and bottom of the packaging.

LD-06 In addition to the requirements of 8.2.5, the UN number(s) of all shipments of dangerous goods in

excepted quantities must be indicated on the air waybill.

LD-07 UN 3090 Lithium metal batteries. Lithium metal cells and batteries are prohibited from carriage as cargo

on Air Hong Kong aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II of Packing Instruction 968.

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This prohibition does not apply to:

  • lithium metal cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3091) in accordance with PI 969

and PI 970; or

  • lithium batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods

Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).

LD-08 All packages prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 967 or Section II of PI 970 must bear the lithium

battery mark or lithium battery handling label as required by 7.1.5.5 or 7.2.4.7 respectively. This requirement

applies to all packages of lithium batteries contained in equipment, even where the package contains no more

than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment. The requirement for the lithium battery mark or lithium

battery handling label does not apply to packages containing only button cells installed in equipment (including

circuit boards). Not used.

LX (Swiss International)

LX-01 Following class 7 articles or substances will not be accepted for carriage (see Subsection 10.4):

UN Number — Description

UN 2919 Radioactive material, transported under special arrangement non fissile or fissile excepted

UN 2977 Radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride, fissile

UN 3321 Radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-II) non fissile or fissile excepted

UN 3322 Radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-III) non fissile or fissile excepted

UN 3324 Radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-II), fissile

UN 3325 Radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-III), fissile

UN 3326 Radioactive material, surface contaminated objects (SCO-I or SCO-II), fissile

UN 3327 Radioactive material, Type A package, fissile non-special form

UN 3328 Radioactive material, Type B(U) package, fissile

UN 3329 Radioactive material, Type B(M) package, fissile

UN 3330 Radioactive material, Type C package, fissile

UN 3331 Radioactive material, transported under special arrangement, fissile

UN 3333 Radioactive material, Type A package, special form, fissile

LX-02 Except for ID 8000, Consumer commodity, dangerous goods in limited quantities (“Y” packing

instructions) will not be accepted for carriage (see Subsection 2.7 and all “Y” Packing Instructions).

LX-03 Mercurial barometers or thermometers will not be accepted for carriage in baggage, except a small

medical or clinical thermometer for personal use when in its protective case (see 2.3.3.1).

LX-04 Camping stoves (gas or fuel) will not be accepted for carriage in baggage. This variation applies also to

used camping stoves which have been thoroughly cleaned (see 2.3.2.5).

LX-05 The shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person who is knowledgeable of

the hazard, characteristics and actions to be taken in case of an accident or incident. The telephone number

must include the country and area code preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number”, must

be inserted on the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods, preferably in the “Handling Information” box.

A 24-hour emergency telephone is not required for shipments that do not require a Shipper’s Declaration for

Dangerous Goods.

LX-06 The following items are not accepted for carriage as cargo:

  • UN 3090 Lithium metal batteries–PI 968, Section IA, IB and II
  • UN 3091 Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment–PI 969, Section I
  • UN 3091 Lithium metal batteries contained in equipment–PI 970, Section I
  • UN 3480 Lithium ion batteries–PI 965, Section IA, IB and II
  • UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries packed with equipment–PI 966, Section I

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  • UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment–PI 967, Section I

LX-07 UN 3171 Battery-Powered Vehicles are not accepted as cargo. This prohibition does not

apply to UN 3171 Battery-Powered Equipment.

OS (Austrian Airlines)

OS-01 UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment, PI 967, Section I (battery/pack more than 100 Wh)

will not be accepted for carriage as cargo. Dangerous goods in “Limited Quantities” (“Y” Packing Instructions) will

not be accepted for carriage. Exception: Consumer commodity (ID 8000) will be accepted (see Subsection 2.7

and all “Y” Packing Instructions).

OS-02 Not used Dangerous goods in consolidations will not be accepted for carriage, except for the following

shipments:

  • consolidations containing UN1845, Carbon dioxide, solid (Dry ice) when used as a refrigerant;
  • consolidations with only one house air waybill;
  • consolidations with more than one house air waybill, in case of identical shipper.

OS-03 Dangerous goods in “Limited Quantities” (“Y” Packing Instructions) will not be accepted for carriage.

Exception: Consumer commodity (ID 8000) will be accepted (see Subsection 2.7 and all “Y” Packing

Instructions). Biological substance, Category B (UN 3373) will not be accepted in air mail (see 2.4).

OS-04 Biological substance, Category B (UN 3373) will not be accepted in air mail (see 2.4). UN 3356 Oxygen

generator, chemical will not be accepted.

OS-05 UN 3373 Biological substance, Category B will be accepted as cargo if the packaging meets the

requirements of Packing Instruction 620. Marking and entries on the air waybill must comply with IATA

requirements for UN 3373.

OS-06 Fissile Material will not be accepted.

OS-07 Intermediate bulk containers (IBC) will not be accepted. Exception: The IBC packagings 11A, 21A, 11B,

21B, 11N, 21N and 11C will be accepted under the condition that they are stackable with a minimum topload of

2,000 kg (stacking test load at least 3,600 kg). Advance arrangements with Lufthansa Cargo AG are required.

OS-08 The following restrictions apply to lithium ion and lithium metal batteries as follows:

  1. UN 3480 Lithium ion batteries prepared in accordance with Section IA, IB and II PI 965 and UN 3090 Lithium

metal batteries prepared in accordance with Section IA, IB and II PI 968 will not be accepted for carriage as

cargo;

  1. All consignments containing the following lithium batteries are prohibited as cargo on passenger aircraft and

must be shown on the DGD as Cargo Aircraft Only with packages bearing the Cargo Aircraft Only label:

  • UN 3091 Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment prepared in accordance with Section I of

PI 969;

  • UN 3091 Lithium metal batteries contained in equipment prepared in accordance with Section I of

PI 970;

  • UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries packed with equipment prepared in accordance with Section I of PI 966;
  • UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment prepared in accordance with Section I of PI 967.
  1. All consignments containing the following lithium batteries are permitted as cargo on passenger and cargo

aircraft:

  • UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries packed with equipment in accordance with Section II of PI 966;
  • UN 3481 Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment in accordance with Section II of PI 967;
  • UN 3091 Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment in accordance with Section II of PI 969;
  • UN 3091 Lithium metal batteries contained in equipment in accordance with Section II of PI 970.

OS-09 All consignments containing UN 3171 Battery-powered vehicle and Battery-powered equipment are

prohibited on passenger aircraft.

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P3 (Cargologicair)

P3-01 Packages with dangerous goods, primary risk of Class 8, labelled “Cargo Aircraft Only”, are forbidden for

transport on lower deck of the aircraft.

P3-02 UN 3090, Section IA of PI 968 and UN 3091, Section I of PI 969 and PI 970 are accepted for carriage

upon prior approval of the airline. Request for approval must be by email: dg@cargologicair.com

P3-03 UN3480, Section 1A of PI 965 and UN3481, Section 1 of PI 966 and PI967 are accepted for carriage upon

prior approval of the airline. Request for approval must be via email: dg@cargologicair.com

P3-04 UN3480 Section 1B, 11 of PI965, UN3481 Section 11 of PI966 and PI967, UN3090 Section 1B,11 of PI

968 and UN3091, Section 11 of PI969 and PI 970 are accepted for carriage only with a completed and signed

“Shippers Declaration for Lithium Battery” form. This form can be obtained from local airline offices or via email:

dg@cargologicair.com

S7 (PJSC Siberia Airlines)

S7-01 Shipment of dangerous goods transported by Siberia Airlines flights will only be acceptable after getting

advance approval of Siberia Airlines. Requests for dangerous goods shipments must be sent to the following

email address: email: cgo@s7.ru

Request for approval must be submitted and be made according to the special form of approval (form is provided

by request). Form of approval to be attached to the set of accompanying documents and forwarded on board to

the crew by the handling company at the airport of departure.

S7-02 Patient specimens will only be accepted if assigned to UN 2814 or UN 2900 or UN 3373 as appropriate.

Biological substance, Category B–UN 3373 may only be accepted for carriage under necessary requirements

and after a prior Siberia Airlines written approval has been grantedNot used.

S7-03 The Shipper must provide a 24-hour emergency telephone number of a person/agency who is

knowledgeable of the hazards, characteristics and actions to be taken in case of an accident or incident

concerning (any of) the dangerous goods being transported. This telephone number, including country and area

code, preceded by the words “Emergency Contact” or “24-hour number” must be inserted on the Shipper’s DGD

in the “Additional Handling Information” box, e.g. “Emergency Contact +7(495)-123-45-78”.

SS (Corsair)

SS-01 Class 7—Radioactive material, including all categories of excepted packages, will not be accepted for

transport (see 10.10.2).

SS-02 Diving lamps are accepted by Corsair International only in carry-on baggage (see 2.3.4.6).

SS-03 The word x package of “Lithium [ion or metal] batteries in compliance with Section II of PI966, PI967,

PI969 or PI970” must be added in the “other load” part of the NOTOC, or as a remark, where “x” is the number of

package(s).

Note:

The number of packages marked with the lithium battery handling label in compliance with the Section II of the

packing instructions 966-967,969-970, must be added in the nature of the product box of the air waybill.

SS-04 For shipments of UN 3171 powered by lithium batteries, Corsair International requires the additional

marking, “Contains Lithium Batteries.” The marking must meet the requirements as stated in 7.1.4.4.1 and be

near the proper shipping name mark.

SS-05 Where any doubt arises regarding the classification or identification of a substance, the shipper must

provide, upon request by Corsair Int or its representative, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the

substance. The MSDS must include the UN number, packing group if necessary, proper shipping name, and all

other relevant transport information.

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TS (Air Transat)

TS-01 Air Transat Cargo will only accept for carriage dangerous goods of the following classes as cargo:

  • Class 2: Gases;
  • Class 3: Flammable liquids;
  • Class 8: Corrosives; and
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous goods.

TS-02 In addition to the limits of TS-01, biological substance, Category B, UN 3373 will not be accepted.

TS-03 The following dangerous goods will not be accepted as cargo:

  • UN 3091, Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment (PI 969, Section I and II);
  • UN 3091, Lithium metal batteries contained in equipment (PI 970, Section I and II); and
  • UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries (PI 965, Section IA, IB and II).

TS-04 Battery-powered wheelchairs or mobility-aids with spillable batteries will not be accepted.

Note:

Battery-powered wheelchairs and mobility aids with non-spillable or lithium batteries are acceptable.

TS-05 Lithium Ion battery UN 3481 when shipped as cargo prepared in accordance with Section II of Packing

Instruction 966 or with Section II of Packing Instruction 967 must be indentified on the NOTOC.

UU (Air Austral)

UU-01 Dangerous goods as defined in the current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will not be

accepted in AIR MAIL (see 2.4 and 10.2.2).

UU-02 Dangerous goods as defined below will not be accepted for carriage on board Air Austral aircraft:

(a) Division 2.3—Toxic gases;

(b) Division 6.1—Toxic substances in Packing Group I.

UU-03 Radioactive material will not be accepted for carriage other than radioactive material, excepted package,

AOG aircraft components, (see 10.10.2).

UU-04 Battery-powered mobility aids with spillable batteries will only be accepted through Air Austral Cargo (see

2.3.2.3).

UU-05 All blood products and biological samples, human or animal origin, must be carried as Cargo. They are

not permitted as baggage. They must be classified as UN 2814, Infectious substance, affecting humans,

(liquid or solid) or UN 2900, Infectious substances, affecting animals, (liquid or solid) both in Division 6.2 and

packed according to Packing Instruction 620. The only exception to this rule is human or animal blood and

plasma free from any pathogen and destined for human or veterinary treatment. In these cases, the shipment

must be classified as non-dangerous pharmaceuticals, life-saving drugs. The air waybill must bear a detailed

commodity description to enable identification.

Biological substance, Category B, UN 3373 may be accepted only as cargo and as long as a valid and free from

any Pathogen Biological Certification is dully given to the Operator and must be packed in accordance with

Packing Instruction 650 (see Packing Instruction 650).

UU-06 The following dangerous goods permitted in passenger baggage as per 2.3 and Table 2.3.A are only

allowed with the approval of the operator:

  • fuel cell cartridges (2.3.5.10);
  • non-infectious specimens containing small quantities of flammable liquids (2.3.5.14);
  • internal combustion or fuel cell engines (2.3.5.15).

UU-07 Chemical agent monitoring equipment containing radioactive materials carried by staff members of the

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are forbidden on the Air Austral network.


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While the latter, such as in the Powerblanket® 5 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat, provides the following:

The Powerblanket BH05-Pro Insulated 5 Gallon Bucket Heater includes an Adjustable Thermostat Controller for quick and easy temperature control up to 160°F. The BH05-Pro utilizes standard 120 Volt with 160 watts and 1.33 Amps to safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products. The BH05-Pro comes standard with a digital thermostatic controller allowing the user to dial in desired blanket temperature that turns the blanket on and off within +/- 2F of the desired temperature. The BH05-Pro gives you the most precise and consistent drum heating system in its class.

The drum heater is highly efficient and priced for $450.

The Powerblanket® comes in a variety of capacities, in addition to those previously mentioned. These include 15-gallon, 30-gallon and 55-gallon options in both rapid-ramp technology and adjustable thermostat.

Rapid-Ramp Technology Powerblanket Barrel Heaters

Drum Heater: Powerblanket 15 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater with Rapid-Ramp TechnologyThe Powerblanket® 15 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology is more powerful than the previous drum recommended. This product utilizes 320 watts (2.67 Amps) to quickly bring the drum heater to 100°F.

Once the drum heater reaches 100°F, power consumption is reduced to 160 watts (1.33 Amps) as it maintains the ideal temperature. The drum heater is accurate as our customers should not have to constantly monitor the temperatures as they can focus their attention to other pertinent matters.

It is priced at $350.

The Powerblanket® 30 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology not only holds more contents than the previous barrel heater, but also reaches desired temperatures in a more rapid time frame. The barrel heater utilizes 560 watts (4.67 Amps) to rapidly have the temperature reach 100°F.

As the powerblanket drum heater reaches 100°F, it quickly reduces power consumption to 280 watts (2.33 Amps), while maintaining the ideal 100°F. This product is highly efficient and has a long life when utilized properly.

It is currently priced at $425.

A third option to consider is the Powerblanket® 55 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology. This is one of the highest efficiency powerblanket drum heaters with lightning fast warming speeds.

The blanket utilizes 800 watts (6.67 Amps) as it brings the system to 100°F quickly. When the powerblanket drum heater reaches 100°F, it automatically reduces power consumption to 400 watts (3.33 Amps) as it maintains the optimal temperature.

It is currently priced for $495.

Adjustable Thermostat Powerblanket Drum Heaters

The Powerblanket drum heaters come in a variety of models. The Powerblanket® 15 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat is an efficient drum heater that allows the product to each temperatures up to 160°F.

The “BH15-Pro utilizes standard 120 Volt with 400 watts (3.33 Amps) to safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products.” The adjustable thermostat allows control of temperature within +/- 2F of the desired temperature.

This product is simple to use and is currently priced for $595.

A second option for drum heaters with an adjustable thermostat is the Powerblanket® 30 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat. This product is more powerful than the previous powerblanket drum heater as it has the standard 120 volt with 720 watts (6 Amps) to “safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products.”

The affordable drum heater is priced for $680.

Drum Heater: Powerblanket® 55 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater with Adjustable ThermostatA third size option to consider is the Powerblanket® 55 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat. This powerful drum heater utilizes the standard 120 Volt with 960 watts (8 Amps), which it uses to “safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products.” It is currently priced at $725.

Lastly, consider our Powerblanket Insulated Tote Heater — 330-Gallon with Adjustable Themostatic Controller. Using patented heat-spreading technology and insulated full-wrap design, the product insulates, heats and protect the contents of the tote.

The powerblanket tote heater uses the standard 120 Volt, while delivering 1,050 Watt (8.75 Amp). This is amongst the most efficient method to heat a large body of contents as it uses “less electricity than conventional band heaters.”

It is currently listed for $1,680.

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High Efficiency Bucket and Drum Heaters

High efficiency bucket and drum heaters are important for businesses in the shipping supplies for dangerous goods industry. These items protect an investment, such as the contents held within a drum, to ensure that they are kept in the best conditions.

Whether a business needs one or many barrel heaters, our team is there providing wholesale discounts on purchases. Our Inteliheat products are amongst the best on the market today and are a valuable asset to businesses that make the investment into these products.

The Best Inteliheat Drum Heaters

New - Thermulate Standard Flexible Heating Jacket - HJBA high efficiency drum heater, the Thermulate Standard Flexible Heating Jacket – HJB, is an excellent product for any size business in the dangerous goods industry. The barrel heater is simple to use: simply wrap the heating jacket around the drum, clip both ends together and set the thermostat to the appropriate temperature.

The barrel heater can maintain a temperature from 40 °C to 45 °C. It has maximum wear resistance from the polyurethane coated black nylon, which is used on both sides of the barrel heater. Internally, needled felt polyester provides insulation.

The drum heater item is listed on a five percent discount, priced at $513.

A second-high efficiency bucket and drum heater is the Inteliheat Rigid Top Hat Accessory. The following is from the product page:

Designed to minimize heat loss and increase the efficiency of the heater. The addition of a Inteliheat Top Hat has shown to reduce the time required to heat containers.

The Inteliheat Top Hat is manufactures from a glass reinforced resin with handles ftted on either side to allow easy fitting and removal. The Inteliheat Top Hat can be used with the Type A/B and the Faratherm. The Top Hat may be placed directly over the Faratherm when heating smaller drums.

Typically drum wall temperatures are increased by up to 40C with the addition of a Top Hat. This may affect the hazardous area rating of the heating equipment. Contact manufacturer for more information.

Such as the previous product mentioned, this barrel heater is currently on a five percent discount, costing $931.

Another excellent option to consider as a drum heater is the Thermulate High Power Flexible Heating Jacket – HPB. This high end drum heater maintains perfect temperatures of the barrel, ranging from 0 °C to 160 °C.

Similar products often do not last as long as this drum heater partly due to the “Special formulated high-temperature, chemically resistant silicon-coated glass-cloth,” which is used on both sides of the barrel heater — extending product life. A high density “stitchbonded glassfibre mat,” provides additional insulation regardless of the temperature.

This barrel heater is currently priced for $1,083 — a five percent discount.

Another alternative for drum heaters is the Inteliheat Drum PVC Cover. This niche product provides heating from the standard flexible heating blanket, while also serving as a protective case from outside elements. The Inteliheat Drum PVC Cover protects the drum when positioned outside, such as from direct rain.

The product can be ordered in special sizes. It is currently on a five percent discount for $218.50.

Barrel Heater: Inteliheat Thermosafe Induction Heater Type AAnother high efficiency product is the Inteliheat Thermosafe Induction Heater Type A. The following is from its product page:

The Thermosafe us a single induction coil , wholly encapsulated in a cylinder made from a glass reinforced resin specifically developed for chemical plants. The cylinder is simply placed over the drum. Contact is not required.

The coil is connected to a single phase AC mains supply and generates heat direct and uniformly in the drum wall. Energy transfer is by alternating magnetic field and thus there is no heat transfer by the conventional and inefficient means of radiation or convection. As there are no hot elements, the heat remains substantially cooler tan the drum being heated.

This product is highly durable and is an excellent investment over the course of several years. Currently on a five percent discount, the barrel heater is priced for $5,092.

The Inteliheat Triple-Circuit IBC3 drum heater provides superior performance, providing maximum power delivery. The drum heater has three separately controlled integrated thermostats, which are on the bottom, middle and top.

It is constructed in HiHeat style and comes with an IBC Insulated Lid. This is a product that provides fantastic return on investment. The drum heater is on a five percent discount, as it is priced at $2,888.

Lastly, consider the Inteliheat Faratherm Induction Base Heater. The drum heater consists of an “induction coil, encapsulated in glass reinforced resin with a heating plate located on top.” The product can be used in hazardous areas, as it is certified to meet IECEx and ATEX requirements.

This product heats by induction. The drum heater has a self-limiting maximum temperature. Another advantage of the product is it has an ingress protection rating of IP66. As it doesn’t have moving parts, the drum heater can be used in harsh environments that demand regular cleaning.

Currently, the drum heater is priced for $3,572 — a five percent discount.

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Air Sea Containers, a family owned and operated business since 1991, provides the best high efficiency bucket and drum heaters. These have undergone rigorous testing and meet pertinent requirements. These drum heaters provide the protection that the contents need, providing excellent return on investment.

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SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE 58TH EDITION

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE 58TH EDITION (2017)

The 58th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in developing the content of the 2017-2018 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions as well as changes adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board. The following list is intended to assist the user to identify the main changes introduced in this edition and must not be considered an exhaustive listing. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs.

1—Applicability

1.2.7.5—An exception has been added to address dangerous goods fitted on aircraft equipped for search and rescue to allow the dangerous goods to remain on the aircraft for other flights such as training and positioning flights.

1.2.8.2—A new paragraph has been added to clarify that dangerous goods accepted under the provisions of regulations in force at the time of acceptance by the initial operator can continue to destination even if the regulations applicable to the dangerous goods have changed while the dangerous goods are still in transport, e.g. dangerous goods accepted at the end of December can continue in transport in January even if new provisions affecting these dangerous goods have become effective as of 1 January.

1.4—Operator Responsibilities

The requirements related to the provision of information to passengers as set out in 1.4.3 have been completely revised to allow for operators to develop performance-based notification system to advised passengers that reflect the operator’s own capabilities and operation. The details of this notification system must be documented in the operator’s operations, or other applicable manual.

1.5—Training Requirements

1.5.1—“Training Programmes” has been renamed “Dangerous Goods Training Programmes” and a new 1.5.1.2—Review and Approval has been added. The new paragraph replaces the existing 1.5.5—Approval.

1.6—Adequate Instruction

A new paragraph has been added that sets out what should be established by shippers of Section II lithium batteries to meet the conditions for “adequate instruction” of employees who are responsible for the preparation of packages of lithium batteries offered for air transport in accordance with Section II of the lithium battery packing instructions.

2—Limitations

2.6—Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities

2.6.5—The packing provisions have been revised to allow for the absorbent material to be either in the intermediate packaging, or the outer packaging for liquid dangerous goods.

2.8—State and Operator Variations

There are a number of additions, deletions and amendments to variations submitted by operators.

3—Classification

3.0.1.5—A new paragraph has been added to set out the provisions for where a shipper identifies, by testing, that a listed substance has a subsidiary hazard not identified in the list of dangerous goods. The new provision identifies that the shipper must with the approval of the appropriate national authority either use a “n.o.s.” entry or ship the substance under the listed entry with the addition of the subsidiary hazard.

3.1.8—Recommendations have been added that the competent authority responsible for the classification of explosives should provide in writing the details of the classification as detailed.

3.2.6, 3.3.6, 3.6.1.9 and 3.8.4—New provisions have been added to address substances in Class 2, Class 3, Division 6.1 and Class 8, respectively, that may polymerize during normal conditions of transport.

3.4.1.4—Provisions have been added for the classification of polymerizing substances. The provisions are analogous to those for self-reactive substances.

3.6.2.6—The classification requirements for infected live animals have been revised.

4—Identification

4.2—List of Dangerous Goods

Amendments to the List of Dangerous Goods include:

  • revision to a number of the entries for aerosols to consolidate all aerosols into packing instructions 203 and Y203;
  • addition of special provision A209 against entries with “stabilized” in the proper shipping name;
  • all entries of “engines” have been deleted from UN 3166. UN 3166 in Class 9 now only applies to the proper shipping names “vehicles”. Engines are now assigned to UN 3528—UN 3530 in Division 2.1, Class 3 or Class 9, based on the classification of the fuel that powers the engine. Also assigned to UN 3528—UN 3530 are proper shipping names for “machines” which are also based on the classification of the fuel used to power the machines;
  • UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries has been amended to show “forbidden” across columns I/J to identify that these batteries are now restricted to Cargo Aircraft Only. This change became effective 1 April 2016 through an addendum to the 57th edition of the DGR. There is no change to the entries for UN 3481, lithium ion batteries packed with equipment or lithium ion batteries contained in equipment;
  • all entries for lithium batteries, UN 3090, UN 3091, UN 3480 and UN 3481 have been revised to identify that the hazard label has changed to now be the lithium battery Class 9 label. A new Special Provision A206 has also been assigned to reinforce this new requirement;
  • UN 3269, Polyester resin kit has been revised to add “liquid base material” as light type and a new entry “UN 3527, Polyester resin kit, solid base material” in Division 4.1 has been added to provide for polyester resin kits that have a Division 4.1 solid material as the base component;
  • four new entries, UN 3531—UN 3534 have been added for polymerizing substances;
  • the entries UN 2977, Radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride fissile and UN 2978, Radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride, non-fissile or fissile excepted have now been assigned a subsidiary risk of Division 6.1 in addition to Class 8;
  • UN 3507, Uranium hexafluoride, radioactive material, excepted package, less than 0.1 kg per package, non-fissile or fissile-excepted has been revised to now be assigned to Division 6.1 with subsidiary risks of Class 7 and Class 8. The packing instruction assigned is now PI 603.

4.4—Special Provisions

A21 and A134—Have been revised to address the changes to UN 3166 and the new entries for engines and machinery.

A38—Has been revised to remove reference to polymeric beads.

A66—Has been revised to include reference to the polyester resin kits in Division 4.1.

A88—Which applies to prototype or small production run lithium cells and batteries has beenrevised to now refer to PI 910 in the Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions.

A104—Which was assigned to UN 1230, Methanol, and which allowed packages containing methanol to not bear a Toxic hazard label, been deleted. All packages containing methanol must now bear a Division 6.1 hazard label in addition to the Class 3 label.

A112—Has been revised to identify that ID 8000, Consumer commodity can now also include aviation regulated substances, UN 3334 and UN 3335.

A181—Has been revised to more clearly describe the requirements for packages that contain both lithium batteries packed with equipment and lithium batteries contained in equipment.

A202—Is a new special provision assigned to a number of entries for Division 2.2 gases to set out provisions for radiation detectors containing these Division 2.2 gases.

A204—Is a new special provision assigned to Polymeric beads that identifies under what circumstances polymeric beads can be considered to be non-dangerous goods.

A211—Is a new special provision assigned against the entries UN 1067, Nitrogen dioxide and UN 1660, Nitric oxide, compressed to provide for sterilisation devices that incorporate these substances. When in such sterilisation devices these substances may be shipped on passenger or cargo aircraft.

A212—Is a new special provision assigned against the entry UN 2031, Nitric acid, other than red fuming, with more than 20% and less than 65% nitric acid to provide for sterilisation devices that incorporate this substance. When in such sterilisation devices this substance may be shipped on passenger aircraft.

A302 and A324—Have been revised to remove the requirement for the appropriate national authority of the State of destination to also approve the carriage of fish bins with oxygen or ceremonial flames.

A331—Is a new special provision assigned against UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries to identify the possible requirements for a shipper to be able to demonstrate to obtain an approval to ship lithium ion batteries at a state of charge in excess of 30% of the rated capacity of the battery.

5—Packing

5.0.1.3—Dangerous goods in unit load devices and freight containers. The provisions have been revised to allow for unit load devices (ULD) that contain UN 3373 or ID 8000 to also contain dry ice as a refrigerant.

5.0.1.12—New provisions have been added to allow, with the approval of the authorities of the States of origin and of the operator, for the use of UN specification large packagings for articles that weigh in excess of 400 kg.

Packing Instructions

PI 200—Has been revised to include new provisions for liquefied gases charged with a compressed gas to require the shipper to take both components into account when calculating the internal pressure in the cylinder. There are also additional provisions to require that shippers when charging cylinders must use qualified staff.

PI 203 and PI Y203—These packing instructions have been revised to incorporate the provisions in PI 204, PI Y204 and PI 212. These packing instructions have now been deleted.

PI 218—Applicable to chemicals under pressure has been revised to include new provisions for liquids charged with a compressed gas to require the shipper to take both components into account when calculating the internal pressure in the cylinder.

PI 220—Is a new packing instruction added for engines and machinery powered by a flammable gas.

PI 378—Is a new packing instruction added for engines and machinery powered by a flammable liquid.

PI 450 and PI Y450—Are new packing instructions added for polyester resin kits that have a solid base material classified in Division 4.1. These packing instructions mirror PI 370 and PI Y370, which apply to polyester resin kits with a flammable liquid base.

PI 459—Has been revised to include polymerizing substances (UN 3531 and UN 3532) with self-reactive substances.

PI 603—Is a new packing instruction for UN 3507, Uranium hexafluoride, radioactive material, excepted package, which is now classified with a primary hazard of Division 6.1. Consequently PI 877 has been deleted.

PI 950 and PI 951—These packing instructions have been revised to remove provisions for engines.

PI 954—Has been revised to include allowance for UN 3373, Biological substance, Category B and ID 8000, Consumer commodity to be in a shipper loaded unit load device with the dry ice.

PI 965 – PI 970—Section IB of PI 965 and PI 968 and Section II of all of the lithium battery packing instructions have been revised to remove reference to the need for an additional document to accompany consignments of Section II lithium batteries. As of 1 January 2017 this document is no longer required. The lithium battery handling label, which is required on packages, has been replaced by a new lithium battery mark. The dimensions and colour of the new lithium battery mark are the same as for the lithium battery handling label, but all words have been removed and the UN number(s) is required to be applied. There is a 2-year transition period until 31 December 2018 to allow shippers to implement the lithium battery mark.

PI 972—Is a new packing instruction added for engines and machinery powered by a fuel classified only as environmentally hazardous.

6—Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests

6.4.2—This subsection has been revised to bring in reference to new ISO standards and also to identify the period during which the ISO standards may be applied for manufacture and also after which time the standards may no longer be used.

7—Marking & Labelling

There are numerous editorial amendments to change the word “marking” or “markings” to read “mark” or “marks”. This reflects the correct English usage where what is applied to a package is a “mark”, whereas “marking” is the act of applying the mark.

7.1.5.5—Are the new provisions that set out the requirements for the lithium battery mark. The specification of the lithium battery mark is shown as Figure 7.1.C. The new mark comes into effect as of 1 January 2017 with a 2-year transition period during which time either the lithium battery mark or the lithium battery handling label may be applied to packages containing lithium batteries prepared in accordance with Section IB or Section II of the lithium battery packing instructions.

7.2.2.4—The provisions on additional text on hazard labels have been revised to identify that for the new Class 9 – Lithium Battery hazard label the only information permitted in the bottom half of the label is the pictogram and the class number.

7.3.18—The specification of the new Class 9 – Lithium Battery hazard label has been added as a new Figure 7.3.X. The new hazard label comes into effect as of 1 January 2017 with a 2-year transitional period during which time either the existing Class 9 – Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods hazard label or the new Class 9 – Lithium Battery hazard label may be applied to packages containing lithium batteries prepared in accordance with Section I, IA or IB of the lithium battery packing instructions.

8—Documentation

8.1.6.9.1—A note has been added to identify that notwithstanding the change to the UN numbers and division / class for “engines”, that shippers may still consign engines as UN 3166 in Class 9 until 31 March 2017.

8.1.6.9.2—Clarification has been added on how the identification number for multiple overpacks should be shown.

8.1.6.9.4, Step 9—The list of special provision numbers that are required to be shown in the “authorisations” area of the Shipper’s Declaration has been revised.

8.1.6.11.7—The paragraph identifying that for shipments of lithium batteries prepared under Section IB of PI 965 and PI 968 that the information required on the additional document may be included on the Shipper’s Declaration or may be on an additional document has been deleted as the additional document is no longer required.

8.1.6.13 and 8.1.6.14—Have each been revised to remove the mandatory requirement for title of the signatory and the place that the Shipper’s Declaration was signed. This information may still be provided, but is no longer mandatory.

9—Handling

Notes have been added under 9.0 to reference Annex 19 – Safety Management Systems and the ICAO Safety Management Manual. All operators are required to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) and the carriage of dangerous goods is included within the scope of the operator’s SMS.

9.1.3.2—A new paragraph has been added to require that the operator must be able to identify the person who performed the acceptance check.

9.1.4.1—The provisions for acceptance of a shipper loaded unit load device (ULD) containing dry ice have been revised to also allow UN 3373 or ID 8000 to be in the ULD with dry ice.

9.1.9—A new paragraph has been added recommending that operators conduct a safety risk assessment for the transport of dangerous goods.

9.5.1.1.3—The information required on the written information to the pilot-in-command (NOTOC) has been revised to clarify that for ID 8000 the gross weight of each package may be the average gross weight when this is what has been declared on the Shipper’s Declaration.

9.6.2—The reporting of dangerous goods in passenger baggage by operator has been revised to limit the submission of reports by the operator to those where the dangerous goods have been discovered by the operator, or the operator has been advised by the entity that discovered the dangerous goods, e.g. security screeners.

9.8.2—The acceptance checklist retained on file must now include identification of the person who performed the acceptance check.

Appendix A—Glossary

There are a number of changes and additions to the defined terms in the glossary. These include:

  • addition of a definition for “design life” for composite cylinders;
  • new definition for “self-accelerating polymerization temperature” to address the new provisionsfor polymerizing substances;
  • new definition for “service life” for composite cylinders.

Appendix C—There are revisions to the list of organic peroxides.

Appendix D—Contact details for competent authorities have been updated.

Appendix E—Changes have been made to the list of UN Specification Packaging Suppliers (E.1) and the Package Testing Facilities (E.2).

Appendix F—The list of Sales Agents (F.2), IATA Accredited Training Schools (F.3—F.5) and IATA Authorised Training Centres (F.6) have been revised.

Appendix H—A new appendix has been added for this edition to provide the draft changes to address the implementation of competency-based dangerous goods training. The purpose of this material is to invite comments from all segments of industry: shippers, forwarders, ground handling agents, operators and training providers on potential changes to Subsection 1.5 to implement competency-based dangerous goods training.