Any employer who receives a package of hazardous material that
is required to be marked, labeled or placarded in accordance with the
U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations (49
CFR parts 171 through 180) shall retain those markings, labels and
placards on the package until the packaging is sufficiently cleaned of
residues and purged of vapors to remove any potential hazards.
Any employer who receives a freight container, rail freight
car, motor vehicle, or transport vehicle that is required to be marked
or placarded in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations
shall retain those markings and placards on the freight container, rail
freight car, motor vehicle or transport vehicle until the hazardous
materials that require the marking or placarding are sufficiently
removed to prevent any potential hazards.
Markings, placards and labels shall be maintained in a manner
that ensures that they are readily visible.
For non-bulk packages that will not be reshipped, the
provisions of the section are met if a label or other acceptable
marking is affixed in accordance with OSHA's Hazard Communication
Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
For the purposes of this section, the term "hazardous material" has the same definition as in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR parts 171 through 180).
[42 FR 37673, July 2, 1977; 62 FR 40141, July 25, 1997]