ShipMate™ is proud of the fact that the majority of our work comes from satisfied clients who reengage our services or recommend us to others. Since 1991, we have provided training and consulting on dangerous goods transportation, environmental management, and workplace health and safety, to more than 4,000 clients worldwide.
ShipMate’s professionals are experienced in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, cosmetics, chemical, communication, computer, consumer products, electronics, government, manufacturing, military, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, third-party logistics, transportation and utilities.
We are guided by Our Vision and Mission, following the principles of Kaizen, Genba Kanri, Genchi Genbutsu, as well as industry initiatives such as Responsible Care® and Responsible Distribution Process™. We strive to add value to the consulting experience and our clients will attest to the fact that our professional fees are often minor compared to the ongoing savings we’ve helped them achieve.
Dangerous Goods Transportation
Our dangerous goods experts have helped thousands of companies comply with the domestic and international requirements for the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes.
We are able to quickly and effectively evaluate our clients’ internal operations and identify areas of improvement in chemical management including inventory control, classification of chemicals and substances, storage and handling, product labeling, transportation and disposal.
ShipMate™ works with clients to develop product labels that comply with national and international chemical labeling requirements including, but not limited to:
- U.S. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
- Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals
- Health Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Canadian Consumer Packaging Labelling Act & Regulations
- European Directive 67/548/EEC
- European CLP Regulation 1272/2008
- U.S. FDA’s Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
- European Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC
- European Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC
Environmental Management Systems
An Environmental Management System (EMS) can have both economic and environmental benefits. For example, an EMS may help your company:
- Improve its environmental performance
- Ensure compliance
- Prevent pollution and conserve resources
- Reduce and mitigate risks
- Attract new customers
- Increase production and efficiencies
- Reduce costs
- Enhance employee morale
- Enhance its corporate image with public, regulators, lenders & investors
- Qualify for recognition/incentive programs
- Improve employee awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities
ShipMate™ can help your company develop programs, processes and practices that will enable your company to reduce its environmental impact and increase its operating efficiency.
Our goal is to help companies create and maintain safer work environments for all employees. Our professional services go above and beyond simply helping companies prevent costly accidents. We will help your company develop a safer, more productive work environment. Our programs will help your company promote employee awareness of safety issues and implement best practices, thereby improving quality, productivity, and profitability.
Hazardous Materials Compliance Review & Inspection projects will include a detailed review of shipping, receiving, handling, storage & warehousing. The various commodities shipped to and from the facility will be inspected and will include a summary for the following areas:
- Overview, Roles & Responsibilities
- Compliance Procedures
- Hazardous Materials Part Number Identification & Review
- Hazardous Materials Parts Receiving
- Hazardous Materials Parts Storage & Warehousing
- Hazardous Materials Parts Return & Warranty
- Compliance reviews & Inspections
- Standard Work Practices
- Marking, Labeling and Placarding
- Hazardous Materials Documentation
- Review of Safety Data Sheets & Product Sheets
- Training Materials & Recordkeeping
- Hazardous Waste Transportation Documentation
- Spill Response Procedures
- Hazardous Materials Security
- Other Relevant Information
Steven C. Hunt, DGSA, CHMM, CDGP, CET, CDGT
Mr. Hunt is a highly skilled, motivated and dedicated professional, specializing in Chemicals and Hazardous Materials Transportation, Environmental and Waste Management, and Health and Safety for General Industry. Mr. Hunt has extensive experience in transportation and training program development, leadership and management, and engineering. Steve Hunt has provided consultation to large and small businesses, carriers, shippers, freight forwarders and non‐vessel operating common carriers, agents, brokers, institutions and associations, chemical manufacturers and distributors, Federal, state and local agencies including the U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol, California Highway Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard.
Pamela C. Postuma
Ms. Postuma is a highly skilled, dedicated and motivated professional, specializing in the transport of dangerous goods for the automotive, chemical and cosmetics industries. Ms. Postuma has extensive experience as the international shipping manager and logistics coordinator for a major cosmetics manufacturer, prior to joining ShipMate, Inc. in 2003. Pam has provided training and conducted compliance reviews for hundreds of customers. She is also quite skilled in the use of the WERCS system which is used by very large retailers. Pam has authored hundreds of Safety Data Sheets and is thoroughly familiar with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). She has also delivered scores of presentations to various trade groups and industry associations.