This checklist, which is used by every major carrier, enables customers to track all shipments using on-hand and on-quarantine classifications.
This allows customers to control incoming and outgoing dangerous goods shipments and tracking errors prior to its release to the carrier. This system avoids errors and provides the customer written confirmation and regulatory information to amend prior to shipping in transit.
Under HM228 each person who transports or offers for transport hazardous materials (hazmat), is a hazmat employer or employee. The Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) [located in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR)] require hazmat employers to train, test, and maintain records of this training for all their hazmat employees. This includes any employee that has responsibility for preparing hazmat for ship mentor for transporting the hazmat shipment. [See 49 CFR, 171.8 (Definitions); 172.700 (Training); 173.1 (Shipper function); 175.20 (Air); 176.13(Vessel/water); 177.800 (Highway)].
That means if you accept the responsibility of that agency in hazmat transportation-YOU ARE INVOLVED and can be held liable for your actions. Even a written agreement with a client(s) will not remove your liability. Each of you should have a current copy of the HMR plus any final rules issued in the Federal Register after the last HMR was printed. This includes Parts 100-185 of the 49 CFR. Know how to use-and consistently use-the HMR.