Time to Update your Operations Manual for DOT Chart 16
- Sheila Wallace
All operators take notice. It’s time to update our manuals to replace DOT Chart 15 with the updated DOT Chart 16.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published the latest version of the Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide as DOT Chart 16.
The hot button topic continues to be lithium battery handling. There have been several incidents involving both lithium primary (non-rechargeable) and lithium-ion (rechargeable) batteries, and PHSMA is attempting to stay ahead of the power curve by adding new lithium battery markings and warning labels.
For those of us who need DOT Chart 16 at our finger tips, the DOT Chart 16 is now available as a free mobile app.
The latest version of DOT Chart 16 includes the following changes:
- The addition of Lithium Battery handling markings
- The addition of Class 9 Label for Lithium battery handling
- Replacement of yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2 Placard with red and yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2
Advanced Aircrew Academy's Dangerous Goods / Hazmat eLearning module for Will Carry and Will Not Carry operators has been updated for DOT Chart 16. The eLearning module satisfies both the DOT and IS-BAO training requirements.