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Dangerous Goods

illustration of 9 Dangerous Goods Hazard Classes located inside the cargo of a plane

You have an important role in protecting the aircraft. It starts with cargo safety. Anything added to an airplane can introduce risk. Dangerous goods, also known as Hazardous Materials, and other cargo can contribute to catastrophic incidents when things go wrong. The risk starts well before the airport. Cargo safety and preventing undeclared dangerous goods is everyone's responsibility.

Learn more about the History of our Hazardous Materials Safety Program (HMSP).

Safety is the shared
responsibility of all
stakeholders working
together to protect the
traveling public.

Elaine L. Chao,
U.S. Sec. of Transportation

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