The long awaited publication of a final rule to align the US Hazardous Materials Regulations lithium battery transport requirements with the requirements in international regulations is likely to be published now that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), concluded its regulatory review of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Final Rule, “Hazardous Materials: Revisions to Requirements for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries, HM-224. Continue reading
Labelmaster’s Bob Richard will be hosting a Free Webinar on July 10th with the World Trade 100 titled: A Smart Approach to Hazmat Compliance Continue reading
June 24th, 2014
By Bob Richards and Paul Burgess
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced yesterday that “subject to Council approval,” the rules under which various types of Lithium Batteries may be shipped by air are changing with the issuance of the upcoming 2015-2016 Technical Instructions. The ICAO Technical Instructions serve as the internationally recognized regulations that apply to shippers of dangerous goods by air and under which air carriers are required to operate, although various modifications to these rules exist under the authority of sovereign states and air carriers in the form of formal variations. Continue reading
Have You Registered Yet? View the agenda online!
The 9th annual Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium is open for registration! Join September 3-5th in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona for the opportunity to network with industry peers, learn about critical regulatory updates and participate in interactive training workshops. Whether you are a Dangerous Goods Shipping Instructor, Trainer or just work with Dangerous Goods, then this is the event for you!
To register, please visit http://www.labelmaster.com/events/dgsymposium
Here is a snippet from the press release that went out this morning:
“Integrating with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, makes perfect sense given the demand from our customers,” said Forest Himmelfarb, Vice President at Labelmaster. “SAP focuses in most of the industries where hazmat compliance is most acute, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace, and oil & gas industries. Using DGIS as a complementary solution to SAP will bring powerful compliance and efficiency benefits to customers by leveraging SAP’s powerful core systems with DGIS focused capabilities in hazmat transportation.”
Please note: that if you are attending SAP’s ASUG/SAPPHIRE conference June 3 – 5 in Orlando, Edmund Manrique from Norstar Consulting Group will speak on the ever changing dangerous goods regulatory landscape and how companies leveraging SAP can better manage their dangerous goods processes.
Link to full press release: http://www.labelmaster.com/pressreleases/scripts/cur_press_release.cfm?date=05/21/14&pressid=112