STG Logistics requires proper documentation for hazmat shipments handled at our facilities. Below you will find important information for your reference, so next time you have a hazmat cargo you will be well prepared and in compliance.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS):
·All pages of the SDS must be legible, clear and not darkened when scanned or copied.
·Must be written in English.
·Must have 16 sections.
·Section 14 of the SDS must give the complete Hazmat description such as UN#, Proper Shipping Name, Class and Packing Group
·The UN# shall be verified with an official hazmat table (https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-49/subtitle-B/chapter-I/subchapter-C/part-172/subpart-B/section-172.101) to ensure the UN# is current and valid in regards to the Shipping Name, Class and Packing Group of the Hazardous Materials.
·The UN#, Shipping Name, Class and Packing Group on the DG must exactly match the UN#, Shipping Name, Class and Packing Group in Section 14 of the SDS.
·If a Technical name is required, it must be listed on either the DG or Section 14 of the SDS or both.
·If the Technical name is listed on both the SDS and DG, they must match.
Dangerous Goods Declaration (DG):
·All pages of the DG shall be legible, clear and not darkened when scanned or copied.
Benefits of providing with legible, correct and complete hazmat documentation:
·Hazmat is correctly identified as well as documented when described on shipping papers.
·Protect STG from fines incurred by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for incorrect hazmat paperwork.
·Correct and fast response during an emergency situation.
Risks of providing with incorrect, incomplete or illegible hazmat documentation:
·Freight back log.
·STG cannot process the Hazmat load in our Cargo Management System.
·No dispatch of Pier-Ready containers.
·Our Data Entry team has to notify the carrier of the documentation error then the carrier must notify the customer.
·Days/weeks to receive the proper documentation.
Please reach out to your local STG contact with any additional questions.