Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) February 3, 2005
http://www.testedandproven.com Â DDL, a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, is helping packaging professionals understand complex Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance procedures.
Packaging companies that transport hazardous materials are required by law to comply with the requirements set forth in the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) published by the Department of Transportation, Title 49 CFR.
ÂMany packaging companies are really struggling to get their arms around DOT compliance,Â said Patrick Nolan. ÂNot only do they need to understand the process for certifying their packages, but staying compliant thereafter is an involved process in itself.Â
Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL, and Dick Strand, DDL Package Engineer, have co-authored an article on the 5 steps to achieving United Nations (UN)/DOT Package Certification, with the intention of summarizing and clarifying a very complex package certification procedure. The article presents a 5 step guide on how to complete the certification process using a Third Party Agent (TPA) and how to ensure that packaging remains compliant thereafter.
ÂWith DOT regulations becoming so stringent, it is important that packaging professionals understand that they have to re-certify a package design every 24 months,Â said Nolan, Âoverlooking or misunderstanding requirements will potentially jeopardize their business.Â
For more information on DOT compliance, see Â5 Steps to Achieving UN/DOT Package CertificationÂ by Patrick Nolan & Dick Strand.
DDL is ISO certified and a DOT approved Third Party Agent authorized to perform test procedures to certify packages for use in the transportation of hazardous materials or dangerous goods. DDL offers expert product testing, package testing and material testing services including Shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL testing services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. Contact DDL at http://www.TestedandProven.com or call Scott Levy at 952-941-9226 ext.115.
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