DOT Guidance App - Chart 16 for Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding

DOT Guidance App - Chart 16 for Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding

DOT-PHMSA has made available a searchable mobile application for both iOS and Android platforms to assist shippers, carriers, and other stakeholders toDOT Chart 16 Cover quickly access information regarding hazardous materials markings, labels and placards. Of course, they quickly say "This application is intended for general guidance only and should not be used to determine compliance with 49 CFR, Parts 100-185. " which presumably even they don't know what the right answers are., but it is better than nothing.

First here is the PDF version of the guide to placarding, markings and labeling.

Then download the app here:

The latest version of the  Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide includes the following changes:

  • Addition of the Lithium Battery handling marking old and new, and the transition date of December 31, 2018 for the old version.
  • Addition of the Class 9 Label for Lithium battery handling with an effective date of January 2019.  
  • Replacement of the yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2 Placard with red and yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2.