PHMSA hazmat performance packaging test results now available

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced that performance packaging manufacture, design qualification and production test results will, for the first time, be made available to the public. PHMSA tests packagings to ensure it they meets safe shipping standards.

The PackSys database is an online information warehouse that contains all United Nations performance packaging that has been selected by the agency for compliance validations testing in accordance with the hazardous materials regulations. The database now is available at http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/enforcement/reports-documents.