Be a Dangerous Goods Ambassador

As dangerous goods experts, it is our responsibility to keep our employees safe and our community safe by offering dangerous goods that are properly packaged, marked, labeled, and placarded for transport. We know the rules, and by way of training, do our best to uphold the requirements. 

But what about the “average Joe”? Your neighbor, your friend, your kid’s hockey coach? They have no idea what a dangerous good is.

So at this time of year, and especially this year during the pandemic, when loved ones cannot get together, your neighbor, friend, and hockey coach will order gifts online, wrap them with care, and then take them to the local ship center to be sent via carrier to their loved ones. This is all fine and dandy if it is a puzzle or a sweater. But, what if it is a cell phone, a laptop, or perfume? Perhaps a new lithium powered drill or a camping stove with extra propane?

Your neighbor, friend, or hockey coach would have no idea that those items are dangerous goods, and forbidden for transport unless they are properly packaged, marked, and labeled. It is up to us, dangerous goods experts to be dangerous goods ambassadors’.

Help keep your neighbor, friend, and kids hockey coach off Santa’s naughty list. This holiday season, do your part in not only keeping employees safe but everyone around you. 

Stay safe, be kind. Enjoy the holiday season the best way you can.

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Karrie Ishmael, CDGP

Karrie Ishmael, CDGP

Karrie Ishmael has been with ICC since 1988. She has contributed to ICC's growth in various capacities, including customer service, sales, and marketing. In her current role as ICC's Senior Regulatory Expert and SDS author, Karrie conducts hazardous materials training classes in 49 CFR, IATA, IMDG, TDG along with OSHA and WHMIS hazard communication courses. When not training, she writes safety data sheets for customers to comply with North American and European requirements. She actively participates in many associations, including DGAC, COSTHA and is the former chair of SCHC’s OSHA Alliance Committee.