Health & Safety

Shipping Information

Responsible printers understand that products manufactured or sold in the screen printing industry can be considered hazardous. The government has enacted strict regulations when it comes to transporting these products and they are always changing. Consult this section often to get the most relevant and recent information regarding the transportation of all Nazdar and SourceOne products.

DOT's Office of Hazardous Material Safety-Hazard Classes

The Department of Transportation has clearly defined regulations regarding the shipment of any hazardous material by ground, air, or water.

Hazardous material is separated into nine hazard classes. The most common classes associated with Ink and chemical products are:

  • Class 3 Flammable Liquids (Solvent based inks, thinners, retarders & screen washes)
  • Class 5 Oxidizing Substances (Screen Reclaiming Products)
  • Class 6 Toxic Substances (Spot Cleaning Products)
  • Class 8 Corrosive Substances (Screen Products)

Visit for the latest issues regarding shipping, including the newly adopted rules on subsidiary risk labels.


When shipping hazardous materials, the carrier (e.g. UPS) may apply an additional charge. Exceptions are available and can be used to avoid these additional charges. Whenever possible, SourceOne uses available exceptions to reduce or eliminate the additional charges.

Regulations for Domestic Shipments

Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Parts 100 to 185 regulates all ground, air and water shipments in the US.

Regulations for Air Shipments

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulates all air shipments in the US and internationally. Another organization to be familiar with is the International Air Transport Association. IATA is a private organization that publishes a set of regulations on transporting hazardous materials by air. These regulations contain additional air carrier requirements.

Regulations for Water Shipments

All international shipping by water is regulated by the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. International Maritime Organization.

Canadian Regulations for Transportation of Dangerous Goods

All Canadian transportation regulations are enforced under the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.

Hazmat Training

You can be assured all SourceOne personnel that prepare hazardous materials for shipment are thoroughly trained in accordance with the latest shipping regulations. All other persons involved with the safe transportation of such materials should also be trained. Any hazardous materials must be properly classified, packaged, marked, and labeled, and the shipment must be documented. Hazmat Training


Trust the 24 hours a day, seven days a week services of CHEMTREC® in the event of any chemical transportation emergency. CHEMTREC® will offer immediate advice at the scene of any accident, and will assist the shipper with the necessary follow-up procedures.

In the US, Canada, and US Virgin Islands: (800) 424-9300

Calls elsewhere: (800) 527-3887.


CANUTEC is the Canadian Transportation Emergency Center operated by Transport Canada. It also offers services assisting with any chemical transportation emergency.

(613) 996-6666

Hazardous Material Transportation-subsidiary risk labels

For the most current information about ICAO/IATA and DOT"S new rules for subsidiary risk labels, contact SourceOne's Regulatory Compliance Department at -or- Visit DOT's website at