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Dangerous Good Symposium

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

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,

DANGEROUS GOODS SYMPOSIUM

16 reasons to sign up for the 2016 Dangerous Goods Symposium now

The 2016 Dangerous Goods Symposium—a.k.a. DGS XI—is slated for September 7–9, at the Loews Chicago Hotel. As always, the Symposium will feature workshops and presentations from some of the sharpest trainers and practitioners in the Dangerous Goods galaxy, along with unparalleled networking and plenty of downtime pleasantries.   DGS XI will only be free for

Regulatory Issues Addressing Crude Oil/Ethanol Shipments by Rail

Regulatory Issues Addressing Crude Oil / Ethanol Shipments by Rail

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CT It is more important than ever for companies that ship crude oil and flammable products to ensure they are compliant. In this webinar you will learn about: Proposed tank cars for North America. Compliance with DOT/TSA regulations – shipper and carrier requirements Exceptions taken by DOT inspectors

Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air—Why Was My Shipment Refused?

Previously recorded on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CST Shipping dangerous goods by air seems to have the most frustrated shipments. Sometimes the reason seems to be trivial. Join Jim Shimko, Labelmaster Services and Angel Collaku, Compliance and Enforcement Division Manager from the FAA, as they discuss some of the more common errors

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