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What They Are and How to Manage Them

Source: By Forance/Shutterstock.com Summary:A satellite accumulation area is space around your facility where you can store hazardous waste temporarily before proper disposal.  You can store up...

What Is an IBC tank?

Source: AlexLMX / Shutterstock.com Summary:An IBC is bigger than a drum but smaller than a tank container. IBCs are highly versatile and naturally palletized. IBCs are stackable,...

A Guide to Customs Clearance Procedures

Summary:Customs clearance is the process of successfully moving cargo through customs for it to enter the country.  Ensuring you have correctly completed all the relevant...

Air Courier vs. Air Freight: Which Should You Choose?

Source: Jaromir Chalabala/ Shutterstock.com Summary:When choosing between air courier and air freight, there are advantages and disadvantages with each.  Air courier is more expensive than air...

Hazardous Substance Definition

Source: Red Herring/Shutterstock.com SummaryHazardous substances are defined as materials that pose a health risk to people and the environment. There are specific categories for labeling hazardous...

Your Guide to Choosing What Is Best for Your Needs

Source: nhumster/Shutterstock.com Summary: Hazardous waste can harm humans and the environment and must be stored, transported and disposed of safely.  There are four main types of hazardous...

What Is Hazmat Shipping? Your Guide to Shipping Hazardous Materials

Source: industryviews/Shutterstock.com Some people think hazardous products only encompass highly toxic chemical substances. However, common products such as paint, nail polish, dry shampoo and batteries...

What Is UN-Approved Packaging?

Source: Satakorn/ Shutterstock.com Summary:Shipping dangerous goods requires compliance with DOT regulations. DOT regulations are based on United Nations standards, which include UN-approved packaging for dangerous goods. UN-approved...

Hazmat Packing Groups Definitions and Assignments

Source: DarioZg/ Shutterstock.com Summary: Hazmat shipping is subject to several stringent regulatory measures. Hazmat is categorized according to packing groups, ranging from very dangerous to mildly dangerous. Hazmat...

How to Tell if an IBC Tote Is Food Grade

Source: Marco Torelli Fotografia / Shutterstock.com SummaryIBC totes carrying food must be certified as food grade to prevent contamination.  There are different types of food grade...

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