For those that have been shipping hazardous materials for a long time, it seemed the end of the ORM-D marking would never come.  The marking is used to communicate the existence of a consumer commodity within a package such as perfumes, disinfectants, paints, adhesives, and aerosols  just to name a few therefore time is running out get Online Limited Quantities training now.  A commonly used version of the marking is shown above.

What does the removal of the marking mean?

The elimination to be able to use this marking is only the more visible piece of a change to the regulations that are meant to harmonize the 49 CFR with other national and international regulations such as the ICAO/IATA DGR and IMDG Code.  In most other regulations, consumer commodities or small quantities of substances or articles meeting the definition of a hazardous material packaged and intended for retail sale, do not exist.  Retail products that are classified as hazardous materials can be shipped under limited quantity exceptions in most cases, when meeting the requirements prescribed.

This also means that the hazmat employee must undergo additional hazmat training to understand this exception. Online Limited Quantities training is a compliant and convenient way to meet the training requirements under these unprecedented times while COVID-19 continues to cause chaos.

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