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

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

DG Digest: Marking Our One Year Anniversary with an Issue Packed-Full of DG News!

Happy Martin Luther King Day, everyone!  I hope that this Civil Rights pioneer’s great legacy will help to positively inform your week.  It’s also the first anniversary of this blog—the DG Digest is a year old today!  I enjoy bringing you the latest and greatest from the world of DG Transport, Environmental, and HS&E regulations

Which of your employees needs hazmat training?

Q: Our company ships hazardous materials. How do we identify which employees actually need hazmat training? It’s vital that you make informed decisions as to which members of your team need training. Because non-existent or insufficient training is one of the most common violations cited by enforcement agencies, you need to ensure your company maintains

DG Digest: Star Wars criminal complaint, TDGR harmonization, and so much more!

The run-up to Valentine’s Day was not without interest in the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S. Among the many highlights in a rather eventful week: February 9 The FRA issued a new rule regarding improved window glazing strength in all new locomotives and passenger carrying cars. The action comes as increased focus on railroad

OSHA finds non-consumer lithium batteries subject to the 2012 HCS

In what one can only characterize as a remarkable development for American manufacturers and importers, on December 17th the US Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a formal Letter of Interpretation in response to a query regarding their consideration of the status of Lithium batteries as articles (or not).  The

The Latest Developments in International DG Regulations

It’s been an incredibly busy last six weeks in the realm of international regulatory development. The beginning of November saw the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel wrap up its 24th biennium, putting the final changes in place for the 2017-2018 ICAO Technical Instructions and tackling the very difficult subject of whether or not a prohibition on lithium batteries

New OSHA Letter of Interpretation clarifies Import/Export issues under the HCS

On November 23rd, 2015 the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released a Letter of Interpretation (LOI) which offered further clarification of US companies’ responsibilities when importing or exporting materials which require action under the 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  This standard was revised in 2012 to harmonize it with the UN Globally

Guest Blog: Workplace and transport labeling: Communication cures the confusion

Guest blogger Chandra Deeds Gioiello helps clients across the globe navigate regulations with Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. She is a registered Safety Data Sheet and Label Author and a Certified Industrial Hygienist, specializing in international hazard communication regulations.  I have written Safety Data Sheets for employers throughout the world. I’ve classified mixtures according

For the first time in 25 years, OSHA fines will increase dramatically in 2016

On November 2, 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314) was signed by President Obama, ensuring that the federal government will have a budget in place for the next two years.  Great news for anyone concerned that budget woes could result in a government shutdown—bad news for OSHA violators at risk for citations.

Infographic 2015 Regulations in Review

Infographic | 2015 Regulations in Review

Emergency orders and advisories? Check. Airlines making their own rules? Check. Congress playing politics with key deadlines? No surprise to anyone who’s worked in the world of DG shipping regulations for more than 15 minutes. We know there’s only one constant—change.     Download a printable PDF of the Infographic | 2015 Regulations in Review

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