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Lithium batteries (what else?) dominate talks at IATA Dangerous Goods Board

As a bridge between the developers and the users of Dangerous Goods regulations, Labelmaster strives to understand the needs of both the regulated industries and the regulators. This way, we can provide the optimum solutions for our customers. And, since we closely follow the discussions and decisions of both industry and regulators, it will come as

Why large battery shippers need a compliance assessment

Anyone who ships lithium batteries or battery-powered products knows that compliant battery shipping is a constant challenge. But shippers who undertake the effort to improve their compliance often discover improvements in other areas as well. As a Labelmaster consultant, I recently helped a global robotics company enhance its Dangerous Goods compliance procedures—and, in the process,

DG Digest: ICAO corrigendum, FAA/PHMSA plan virtual joint meeting, and EPA asks for comments on existing regulations

Welcome to another new week!  Hopefully everyone had a chance to enjoy the spring holiday season and perhaps see a certain bunny hopping by.  The holiday slowdown did impact regulatory activity for the week, which was a little lighter than usual.  Here’s the rundown: ICAO The week’s biggest news was probably the issuance of a

Infographic | Integrating confidence

Infographic | Integrating confidence with Dangerous Goods shipping software

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, along with shipping software and warehouse management systems (WMS), have helped streamline the supply chain for a wide range of companies in nearly every industry. But for those who ship Dangerous Goods, it may not be enough. Labelmaster’s 2016 survey of Dangerous Goods shippers revealed some uncomfortable doubts about companies’

DG Digest: Trump Admin. may scrap “Clean Power Plan” and OSHA extends comments on electrical safety/PPE standards

The second full week of April fins the nation sliding into the full bloom of Spring—hopefully your local garden is beginning to blossom as well!  It was a fairly routine week in the regulatory world after last week’s big release of the HM-215N.  Here’s a few of the highlights: EPA The Trump administration moved forward

How online hazmat training can lower your blood pressure

When you manage a shipping operation that handles Dangerous Goods, stress is part of the job description. And keeping hazmat employees compliantly trained can be a major source of that elevated blood pressure. If you’re responsible for hazmat training, you have to: Determine who qualifies as a hazmat employee as defined by 49 CFR (§171.8) Determine

DG Digest: FMCSA pulls revised carrier safety fitness determination and EPA cuts could portend the end of the Chemical Safety Board

As March Madness approaches its climax with the selection of the “Final Four,” Dangerous Goods’ own version of this Spring’s guessing game goes on as well.  The elusive USDOT/PHMSA HM-215N UN Harmonization remains unpublished as of this morning, and the rumors that had its release “imminent” seem to have ebbed as well.  For now, patience

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