- Introduces laws affecting all phases of packaging and packaged products
- Critical background on liabilities and lawsuits from actual or alleged defects
- Outlines obligations and techniques for reducing risk, injury and damage claims
Written by two of the world’s leading packaging experts, this technical book investigates the laws and liabilities associated with manufacturing, labeling and shipping packages. The book combines an analysis of legal responsibilities with design and technical recommendations to reduce liability. Sections cover the regulations and hazards of transport via truck, rail, ship and aircraft. Case law and court decisions are used to illustrate strategies to lower the risk of accidents and thus forestall lawsuits and damage claims. Covers personal injury, intellectual property, labels, cargo loading, regulations (including CFR 49, FMCSR, CVSA, and hazardous materials), tamper-evidence, accessibility, disposal, environmental impacts and more.