Consumer Commodity - ORM labels may be used to help comply with 49 CFR, Part 172.316,for the marking of packages that contain materials classed as ORMs.
It is your responsibility to know if the product you are shipping is hazardous. According to the United States Department of Transportation: Whether you are self-employed or work for a large company,you may be carrying hazardousmaterials as part of your job. A hazardous material is “a substance or material which has been determined by the U.S.Department of Transportation (DOT) to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk tohealth, safety, and property when transported in commerce.”
This definition is found in the requirements for transporting hazardous materials known as the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), issued by DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA.) The HMR will tell you: How to classify and package hazardous materials; How the package must be marked and labeled; How to complete shipping papers; How to provide required emergency response information; Whether the vehicle transporting hazardous materials must be placarded and the specific placards required; and • what training is required for handlers and shippers of hazardous materials