2019 IMDG Changes

Changes in the new Amendment of the IMDG Code

Highlights of the changes are:

◊ New materials have been added

◊ Classification requirements for corrosives

◊ New segregation groups added

◊ Packing instruction additions

◊ Clarification of which proper shipping name to use when an identification number has multiple proper shipping names.

The newest Amendment of the IMDG will be voluntary effective date on January 1, 2019 with a mandatory effective date of January 1, 2020.

Here is the changes for the IMDG Code.

2019 IATA Changes

2019 IATA Changes


The 60th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will be effective January 1, 2019.  There are various changes that will take place.


Highlights of the changes are:

◊ 12 new UN numbers have been added

◊ Lithium battery labeling changes

♦ New lithium battery handling label and a class 9 lithium battery label

◊ Shippers declaration changes

♦ The wording “subsidiary risk” with “subsidiary hazard”

♦ The new format will be required January 1, 2025

◊ Updates to packing instructions, special provisions, and variations

Here is Significant Changes to the 2019 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.


25th Anniversary

Safety Specialists, Inc. is celebrating our 25th anniversary of providing hazardous materials training and advice.  We would like to thank all of our customers.  Thank you.  We appreciate the trust you have in us. Safety Specialists is committed to providing the best hazardous materials training and advice. We still believe that customized, focused training designed for your company’s needs is the most effective method of training.  We are committed to supporting your company after the training – answering your questions and assisting with hazmat shipments is all part of our service.


Thank you for the past 25 years and we look forward to the next 25!