Technology: Know The Rules And Dangers When Shipping Electronics 2017

Recorded On: 04/12/2017

Join George Kerchner for this session on Knowing the rules and dangers of transporting batteries. If you ship batteries and other technology products this session is a must for you to attend. Shipping regulations, intended to protect against hazards, are different for air, land and sea, international and domestic transportation. These regulations have often been regarded as complex and difficult to understand for many shippers. To complicate matters even more, as of April 2016, when shipped alone, Lithium-ion power banks carry more stringent shipping regulations than in the past. Learn first-hand what your obligations are under these complex regulations as we attempt to break it all down in plain language. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

George Kerchner

Executive director

George  Kerchner has served as the executive director of PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association ( since 2006.  He represents PRBA at domestic and international transportation forums such as the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel.  

Kerchner is also a senior regulatory analyst with the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C.  He provides dangerous goods consulting services and regularly conducts dangerous goods training programs for shippers of lithium batteries and other dangerous goods.


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