IATA Changes for 2014 DGR

The significant changes to the 55th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations can be found here.  A few highlights of the changes are:

  • Special Provision A4 and A5 (which applies to liquids having an inhalation toxicity of PG I) will have documentation requirements on the shipper’s declaration
  • UN3496, Batteries, nickel metal hydride has been added but this article is only regulated via ocean transport.
  • Lithium battery packing instructions 965-970 revised to clarify provisions
  • Lithium battery packing instructions 965 and 968 Section IB have added a shipping paper requirement.
  • Appendix H have been added detailing some of the changes which will be incorporated into the 2015 Technical Instructions, which the IATA is based on.

We will post additional information as it becomes available.  If you have any questions, please contact Ken or Christine at Safety Specialists – 704-573-0955.

Cargo Aircraft Only Label

Just wanted to remind everyone that as of January 1st, 2013, the new Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO) label must be the only one used. Be sure to use the new CAO label with the words “Cargo Aircraft Only” at the top instead of the word “Danger”.

Toss those old labels!  If you have any questions or need help with a dangerous goods shipment, please let us know at 704-573-0955 or christine@hazmathelp.com.


IATA Addendum

On April 26th, IATA issued an addendum to the 53rd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, which corrects, revised and adds to the existing regulations. 15 pages out of the 19-page document are revisions and additions to the State and Operator Variation.  No changes were issued to the United States, UPS or FedEx variations.  Wheelchair and mobility aid regulations were revised. Revisions to the overpack requirements as they apply to limited quantities were made. The overpack requirement now states that if the limited quantity marking is not visible than the outside of the overpack must be marked with the word “Overpack”.

A copy of the Addendum can be found here.  Print a copy for your IATA today. More dangerous goods helpful information can be found in our reference library.