The results of CVSA`s unannounced hazardous materials and dangerous goods inspection, best known to inspectors as HM/DG Road Blitz, have been released. The inspection took place from June 13 to June 17 across the US and Canada and according to the recently released CVSA`s report of the blitz 6,668 HM/DG packages and 6,204 motor vehicles carrying hazmat and dangerous goods were inspected.
The drivers who transport hazardous materials and dangerous goods (HM/DG) need special training regarding emergency safety and applicable HM/DG federal regulations. That`s why the inspectors during the blitz put special attention to verify if the HM/DG are properly packaged, placarded, marked, and secured for their transportation.
During 2022 HM/DG Road Blitz 1,774 violations were detected and vehicles and drivers were put out of service by the inspectors until the violations were addressed. The infractions detected during the 2022 HM/DG Road Blitz were:
• 408 shipping papers violations
• 269 non-bulk/small means of containment packaging violations
• 272 bulk packaging/large means of containment packaging violations
• 76 non-bulk/small means of containment labeling violations
• 159 bulk packaging/large means of containment placarding violations
• 79 other safety marks violations
• 168 loading and securement violations
• 43 HM/DG package integrity (leaking) violations
• 84 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Certificate violations (Canada only)
For more information about the results of CVSA 2022 inspections of vehicles transporting hazardous materials please visit CVSA`s official website: https://www.cvsa.org/news/2021-hmdg-road-blitz-results/