Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC)

DGAC is an international, non-profit educational organization that promotes safe and efficient transportation of hazardous materials in domestic and international commerce. DGAC’s diverse membership includes hazmat shippers, carriers, trade associations, and providers of related goods and services such as packaging, test labs, labels, warehousing facilities, freight forwarding, software, and consultants and trainers. We actively participate in U.S. rulemaking and international regulatory activities, and provide classroom training, webinars and conferences, and. DGAC has Observer status at the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNCETDGGHS), Advisory status at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Company details

7501 Greenway Center Drive Suite 760 , Greenbelt , DC 20770 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Nonprofit organization (NPO)
Industry Type:
Health and Safety - Hazardous Substances
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1978

The Dangerous Goods Advisory Council, which was incorporated in 1978, is an international, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the promotion of the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods.

DGAC and its staff accomplish this goal by providing education, assistance, and information to the private and public sectors through our unique status with regulatory bodies and through the diversity and technical strengths of our membership.  We are an international, educational, nonprofit membership organization representing shippers of varying sizes, carriers of all modes, container manufacturers and reconditioners, as well as emergency response and waste clean-up companies. Committee and Board Meetings are open to employees of all member companies.

Mission

DGAC promotes the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods globally by providing education, assistance and information to the private and public sectors, through our unique status with regulatory bodies, and the diversity and technical strengths of our membership.

Vision

DGAC will be recognized by our membership, our students, the regulated community at large and regulatory authorities as:

  • An effective advocate for responsible regulation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods through consensus building within the regulated community and through the education of public officials responsible for development of regulations;
  • A strong and influential advocate for global hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation safety; and
  • The premier provider of quality training for the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods.