Dangerous Goods (DG)

Rinchem Company Inc. specializes in the warehousing, shipping, tracking, and logistics of Dangerous Goods (DG) throughout the United States and the globe. With decades of experience in this market, Rinchem Company will transport and/or store your Dangerous Goods with expert care and the utmost focus on safety.

What are Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous Goods, commonly abbreviated as DG, are substances that during transportation can pose a risk to health, safety, or property, or the environment. There are defined rules and regulations on the transportation, handling, use, storage, and disposal of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods that can pose a harm even when not being transported are called hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and include materials that are radioactive, flammable, explosive, corrosive, oxidizing, asphyxiating, biohazardous, toxic, pathogenic, and allergenic.

Dangerous Goods in the United States are identified by diamond-shaped graphics. Most countries’ regulations are based off the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, but countries do class things differently, so it is important to understand the countries you are working in. Additionally, there could be various other regulations based on countries, states, and municipalities.

The Classes of Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods are divided into 9 classes with several subcategories. Here are the classes for the United States defined by the Department of Transportation:

Class 1, Explosives

Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6


Class 2, Gases

Divisions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Class 3, Flammable Liquids


Class 4, Flammable Solid, Spontaneously Combustible, and Dangerous When Wet

Divisions 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3

Class 5, Oxidizer, Organic Peroxide

Divisions 5.1 and 5.2

Class 6, Poison (Toxic), Poison Inhalation Hazard, Infectious Substance

Divisions 6.1 and 6.2

Class 7, Radioactive Material


Class 8, Corrosives


Class 9, Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials and Lithium Batteries


Why Use Rinchem for Your Dangerous Goods Needs?

Rinchem has over four decades of proven experience in creating and managing safe and efficient supply chains for high purity, pre-packaged chemicals and gasses. We have world-class chemical warehousing facilities globally and understand the expertise these types of materials often require strict storing and transportation parameters like temperature control.

More importantly, Rinchem can go beyond your basic DG chemical storage and transportation needs by offering complete end-to-end solutions powered by our proprietary Chem-Star® technology.


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