The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety is contained within the United States Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration.

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety provides information to aid in complying with the requirements set forth in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) on a web site at Using this web site, operators may find links to training requirements under the HMR, hazardous material transportation training modules, and instructions and guidance on the hazardous materials regulations.

The NBAA Safety Committee has compiled some best practices regarding the handling of hazardous materials, specifically, hazardous waste, in the NBAA Prototypical Business Aviation Safety Manual.

Additional Hazardous Material Information

Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are frequently used in portable electronic devices brought on board aircraft and in installed aircraft systems. When handled improperly, lithium batteries can overheat and ignite, causing fires that are hard to extinguish.
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