Instructional Goal Upon completion of this module, Inspectors will be able to apply their knowledge of labeling requirements for bulk and non-bulk packaging to determine compliance with the HMR.
Objectives • Determine applicability of labeling • Determine exceptions to labeling • Compare labels on HM packages to column 6 of the HMT • Verify proper placement of labels on HM packages • Verify specification requirements for HM labels
Topics In this module, we will learn about the following topics: • Labeling Applicability • Inspection Procedure
HM Labels • Applied to outside of the package • Communicate the presence of HM • Based on primary and subsidiary hazard class/division Part 172 Subpart E
General Requirements • Certain packages require labels • Design and requirements outlined in 172.400(b) • Labels must be near the proper shipping name • Multiple labels should be adjacent to each other Part 172.400
Exceptions Part 172.400a
Inspection of Labels Part 172 Subpart E
Identify HM • Remember to use the shipping paper to discover any HM • Locate in HMT Part 172 Subpart E
Observe Labels Look at the HM package and observe if labels are displayed correctly on the package Part 172 Subpart E
HMT Labels • For each HM, refer to Column 6 in the HMT for: • Primary hazard labels • Subsidiary hazard labels Part 172 Subpart E
Requirements and Exceptions If the HMT requires a label, check to see if there are any exceptions. Part 172 Subpart E
Verify Label Location • Printed on or attached to a visible surface • Located on the same surface and near the proper shipping name • Multiple labels must be adjacent • Contrasting background • Clearly visible e Part 172 Subpart E
Verify Labels (cont) • Tags may be used in three specified cases: • No radioactive material and smaller than label • Cylinder • Irregular surface HELIUM COMPRESSED UN 1046 Part 172.406
Verify Labels (cont) • Sometimes duplicate labeling is required • Must be on at least two visible sides or ends Part 172 Subpart E
Label Specifications • Ensure compliance with: • Durability • Design • Size • Color Part 172 Subpart E
Comprehension Check Which of the following require labeling? • Non-bulk package? • Compressed gas cylinder permanently mounted on a transport vehicle? • Portable tank with a 500 gallon capacity with a placard? • DOT Specification 106 multi-unit tank car with no placard?
Comprehension Check Using Column 6 the HMT and the Label Table in 172.400(b), indicate the labels and the label design section(s) required for: • Dimethyl sulfate (UN 1595) • Hexafluoroacetone (UN2420)
Comprehension Check Do the following packages of Kerosene (UN 1223) and Selenic acid (UN 1905) have the correct labels? Use the HMT.
Summary Students should now be able to: • Determine applicability of labeling • Determine exceptions to labeling • Compare labels on HM packages to column 6 of the HMT • Verify proper placement of labels on HM packages • Verify specification requirements for HM labels