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DOT Inspectors Expand Their Field Inspections In 2000

January 4th, 2000 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Industry News

The DOT‘s Roy Burton of the Hazardous Materials Enforcement division claims that DOT does not randomly select their inspection locations. About 97% are the result of an employee complaint. The remaining 3% are the result of prior incident history or the level of risk the company poses to safety. Inspectors look closely at Hazard Communications, Packaging Requirements, Packaging Selection and Self-Certification. Specifically, for non-bulk Packaging Requirements, DOT looks for packagings manufactured prior to 1 October 1994; UN tested and certified packagings; DOT specification packagings for gases; and specification packagings for bulk. Any of the Skolnik Engineering, Technical or Sales staff is available to answer questions regarding our container compliance.

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