Special-handling shipping labels and placards communicate important information about shipments to people who may handle or come in contact with them. They can help prevent shipments from being damaged during transport, protect the shipments' handlers from harm, and ensure compliance with government regulations regarding the transportation of certain products and materials. Hazardous materials shipping labels and placards are placed on shipping containers and the vehicles transporting them to clearly identify shipments containing hazardous materials. Damage indicators are highly visible devices that are applied to shipping containers to alert recipients when shipments have been mishandled. Instructional handling labels display information on how to handle shipments, how to open shipments, what's inside shipments, and where the shipments are coming from.