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ORM-D Classification is Obsolete

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ORM-D Classification is Obsolete

ORM-D Classification is Obsolete
Posted: 3/26/21 | Category:  Uncategorized | By: 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has strict requirements when it comes to shipping and handling labels for hazardous materials. For many years, the Other Regulated Materials-Domestic (ORM-D) classification was one of the key designations used to note which shipments were permitted for certain types of transport. However, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has decided to phase out this classification, and as of December 31, 2020, it is obsolete. Here’s what that means for hazmat shippers and how The Supplies Shops can help you get the correct markings for your packages.

What Is Replacing the ORM-D Classification?

Hazmat shippers need to update their package markings beginning on January 1, 2021. Instead of the ORM-D mark used previously, shippers must now use a Limited Quantity marking. This classification features a simple symbol with a diamond shape and darkened triangles at the top and bottom. The Limited Quantity exception can be applied only if the package meets certain restrictions for ground or air transportation, and not all ORM-D packages will meet the requirements. Some packages may meet Consumer Commodity requirements for transportation by air. If a hazardous materials shipment does not meet all the conditions for either one of these markings, it must be prepared as a Fully Regulated Material package.

Where Can I Find Limited Quantity Labels?

If you need government regulated shipping labels, such as Limited Quantity, Consumer Commodity or Fully Regulated Material labels, we’ve got you covered at The Supplies Shops. We offer a wide range of shipping and handling labels to accommodate any package. In addition, our designers can create custom labels for specific needs, along with other custom products like business forms, tape, envelopes and file folders. Get in touch with us at [email protected] or 855-632-8520 to learn more.


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