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Infographic | Extremely Dangerous: Confidence is in Short Supply

Infographic | Extremely Dangerous: Confidence is in Short Supply

DG/hazmat shipping compliance is critical to the supply chain, but organizations often lack the infrastructure to keep pace with today’s changing compliance and risk mitigation landscape. TRUTH IN NUMBERS According to a Labelmaster Industry Compliance Confidence Survey, a large number of companies are not confident in their ability to be consistently compliant across their entire

US regulatory agencies PHMSA and OSHA have released brand new guidance helping to explain the correct labeling options available for users of bulk containers.  Such guidance includes steps for operators of rail cars, like the oil carrying tank cars seen in this BNSF unit train northbound at Auburn, Washington on September 18th, 2016. Image © 9/2016 by Nikki Burgess; all rights reserved.

DG Digest: PHMSA Seeks Comments on Radioactive Material, EPA Focusing on Reverse Logistics, and IATA Releases Changes to the 58th Edition of the DGR

With Mid-September already here, the fall football season is not the only kick-off freshly in the news; regulatory matters also continue in play, with the associated agencies busy with their respective agendas.  Let’s take a look at what’s new: PHMSA In harmonization news, PHMSA seeks public comment on a draft revision of the International Atomic


Lithium battery discussion heats up Dangerous Goods Symposium Day 3

Sorry for the terrible choice of words. But when you’ve convened the world’s foremost experts in lithium battery shipping the same week the world’s largest smartphone maker recalls millions of units due to battery issues, it’s all we can do to not call the session “explosive.” Okay, we’re done now. Friday morning’s lithium battery panel


DG Symposium Day 2—live observations from LabelmasterFest!

This post comes to you fresh from the terrace of the stunning Loews Chicago Hotel. It’s LabelmasterFest, where more than 200 of the world’s foremost Dangerous Goods practitioners are enjoying a gorgeous evening with dinner, drinks and interactive, DG-related games. Way back this morning, Labelmaster VP of Marketing Rob Finn kicked the day off with fun facts


DG Symposium Day 1 leaves ’em wanting s’more

The world’s foremost Dangerous Goods professionals met today in Chicago to discuss the serious business of hazmat transport, and by 1:00 in the afternoon the place had the atmosphere of a campfire. Well, okay, there was no actual campfire. (What would OSHA say?) But there were s’mores on the tables—and, more important, there was storytelling. Because

The Union Pacific Railroad, one of the two (with BNSF Railway) major western rail carriers in the United States, had its Positive Train Control implementation plan delivery to the Federal Railroad Administration announced last week.  Here a UP trains heads north at Main Street in Auburn, Washington in late August. Image © 8/2016 by Nikki Burgess; all rights reserved.

DG Digest: PHMSA’s Busy Week, U.S. Coast Guard’s New Rule on Jettisoning Cargo, and More LiOn Battery Woes

I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day holiday safely—and that the summer it capped was a good one for you.  The surprisingly busy regulatory week leading up to the break featured significant new announcements, so let’s get right to it! US Coast Guard The Coast Guard’s Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a series of