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The nation gained a step this week when the FRA renewed the charter of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee, an expert group working hard to help keep goods—like these vehicles being hauled by a BNSF train in Sumner, Washington recently—as well as people moving safely on our extensive rail network. Image © 5/2016 by Nikki Burgess; all rights reserved.

DG Digest: OSHA’s Millions, PHMSA (ALSO) to Ban e-Cigs in Checked Bags, and EPA Grants!

It’s Monday again—hope you’re coping—and time thus for another edition of the weekly peek at what’s new in the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S: OSHA:  OSHA announced the new availability millions of dollars in grant monies to qualifying small governments and training organizations under the annual Susan Harwood Training Grant program, targeting safety improvements

Hazmat Shipping is like Game of Thrones

7 clues that Game of Thrones is really about hazmat shipping

Every Sunday night, millions of people worldwide gather to watch a show about kings, queens, dragons and Class 3 hazmat. Yes, it’s Game of Thrones, and it’s the greatest show about Dangerous Goods ever created. What’s that? You don’t think Game of Thrones is about hazmat shipping? Here are seven uncanny similarities that will prove

That seals it! The 7 most famous, nonhazmat-related seals

That seals it! The 7 most famous, nonhazmat-related seals

Seals Series, Volume 6 —  Over the last few weeks, we’ve taken a close look at the role of security seals in the Dangerous Goods business. From explaining why seals trump locks in hazmat security, to how seals protect less-than-load shipments, we’ve explained just about everything you need to know about seals. Everything serious, that is.

Turntable, vinyl and sound mixer

Why PVC belongs on your turntable, not your hazmat labels

Ask any music fan—vinyl is in a full-fledged comeback. Old records are emerging from basements and grandparents’ houses everywhere, and the pressed black polyvinyl chloride (PVC) disc is once again the hip way to buy new music. PVC was once the hip material for hazmat labels, too. But environmental and health concerns about PVC have

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