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DG Symposium speaker Brian Beetz gets shippers’ toughest questions

DG Symposium speaker Brian Beetz gets shippers’ toughest questions

Brian Beetz, Labelmaster’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, will speak about recent updates to the 49 CFR during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Brian Beetz fulfills a role for Labelmaster that Labelmaster fulfills for its thousands of customers—making sure our products are compliant with the latest regulations and

Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Jeff Hart calls IMDG updates “an opportunity.”

  Former Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on Dangerous Goods Jeff Hart will speak about upcoming updates to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Jeff Hart claims he was never “technically qualified” for work in Dangerous Goods, yet his 25-year career in

Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Ben Barrett: “GHS is still in its infancy.”

Hazmat consultant Ben Barrett will speak about GHS hazcom standards during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. The UN Globally Harmonized System for hazard communications—better known as GHS—has been haltingly adopted by U.S. companies since its implementation in 2012. While the final deadline for implementation passed more than a year

Geoff Leach on hazmat training, compliance and the Dangerous Goods Symposium

Longtime Dangerous Goods veteran Geoff Leach will participate in the Technology & Training workshop during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. “I get very cross when people say Dangerous Goods is dull,” says Geoff Leach, founder and director of The Dangerous Goods Office, Ltd. “How can any subject be dull

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Don’t sing the Dangerous Goods Symposium blues—sign up now!

Register today! Rates go up March 1. Labelmaster will host the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium September 6-8, 2017 at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel. The Drake has hosted presidents, foreign dignitaries and even royalty, but it may be most famous for its role as a set in The Blues Brothers, that 1980 classic featuring so

How did Dangerous Goods pros respond to our annual survey?

How did Dangerous Goods pros respond to our annual survey?

  The answers may reassure you. Since August, we’ve been asking hazmat heroes like you all about their jobs, their lives, their concerns and their opinions. Many of you took our online poll, and many more answered these questions at the 2016 Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 7–9 in Chicago. As usual, your answers were unpredictable—and

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

One week until the 2016 Dangerous Goods Symposium. Watch last year’s video!

You have to be here,” says one of last year’s attendees. “You absolutely have to be here.” “Here” is the Dangerous Goods Symposium, the world’s foremost gathering of professionals from every corner of the Dangerous Goods galaxy. Shippers, trainers and regulators get together every fall to attend information-packed sessions, catch up on the latest news,

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