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The Hazmat Fathers’ Day Gift Guide—personalize like a DG pro

The Hazmat Fathers’ Day Gift Guide—personalize like a DG pro

With Fathers’ Day coming up, we at Labelmaster feel it’s time to address something many fathers secretly dread—adorable, personalized gifts. A coffee mug or a silly tie might provoke a smile, but if you’re going to personalize anything, make it a hazmat resource that makes a hazmat dad’s job easier! Our Personalized Products page offers

The Hazmat Mothers’ Day Gift Guide—10 last-minute ideas

Nearly all hazmat professionals have mothers, are married to mothers or are themselves mothers. Yet to our knowledge, no one has ever has ever addressed the formative role our mothers may have played in our Dangerous Goods development, nor the critical question on everyone’s minds this week: What do I get Mom for Mothers’ Day?

13 things you may not know about lithium, batteries, and lithium batteries

With lithium batteries once again the hot subject at recent meetings of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, you might be tempted to ask, What can they possibly say about lithium batteries that we don’t already know? Well, here are a few things … Lithium is the third smallest element

Rated DG: What if famous horror movies were about Dangerous Goods?

When you’re obsessed with Dangerous Goods compliance, you start to see hazmat-related themes everywhere. Here at Labelmaster, we scrutinize TV shows for correct hazmat labeling. We watch major football games through a hazmat-tinted lens. We even halfway believe Game of Thrones is actually about hazmat. Clearly, we are not normal people. And most scary movies

Did our hazmat labels and other markings impress this design critic?

Some of our friends and customers shared a lively LinkedIn conversation recently about the merits of the new Class 9 lithium battery labels. Most people thought the labels did an effective job telling carriers and receivers that packages contained lithium batteries. But design critic Stewart D.O. North was less complimentary. “That cluster of objects looks

DGTV: Three TV shows that (mostly) got hazmat right

It’s easy (and often fun) to criticize movies and TV shows for getting things wrong, especially if it’s in an area near and dear to your heart. Whether it’s an anachronistic costume element, an improperly restored vintage car, or a storyline that violated established franchise canon, there are plenty of people out there ready to

The Hazmat Holiday Gift Guide for last-minute shoppers

You’re a busy hazmat professional. Who has time to shop for holiday gifts? Fortunately, you’re a hazmat professional. Some of the stuff you see and use every day can, with a little imagination, make clever gifts for just about anyone on your list. Plus you have access to the toughest, most durable packaging anywhere. This

8 ways to prevent reverse logistics headaches this holiday season

If you’re a Dangerous Goods specialist at a retailer that ships electronics, you’re probably more nervous this holiday season than a 3rd-string quarterback on 4th-and-20. And it’s all due to four words: Lithium batteries. Reverse logistics. We really don’t need to say any more about the headaches lithium batteries have caused shippers over the last

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