Health & Safety

Can I learn more about the DOT's Office of Hazardous Material Safety-Hazard classes?

The Department of Transportation has clearly defined regulations regarding the shipment of any hazardous material by ground, air, or water.

Hazardous material is separated into nine hazard classes. The most common classes associated with Ink and chemical products are:

Class 3 Flammable Liquids (Solvent based inks, thinners, retarders & screen washes)
Class 5 Oxidizing Substances (Screen Reclaiming Products)
Class 6 Toxic Substances (Spot Cleaning Products)
Class 8 Corrosive Substances (Screen Products)

Visit www.dot.gov for the latest issues regarding shipping, including the newly adopted rules on subsidiary risk labels.