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DG Digest: Key OSHA deadline extended; Transport Canada publishes revisions and harmonizes on lithium batteries

DG Digest: Key OSHA deadline extended; Transport Canada publishes revisions and harmonizes on lithium batteries

Happy July everyone! Hopefully, everyone enjoyed a long and relaxing Independence Day holiday. Our nation’s 241st birthday finds regulatory activity continuing to be slow; here’s the most recent standout items: OSHA On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled ‘‘Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses’’ with an

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

Infographic | New IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for 2017

Infographic | New IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for 2017

Year after year, no transport mode sees more Dangerous Goods regulatory changes than air transport. That’s why it’s essential to have a complete grasp of each year’s changes as soon as possible—and why now is the time to order your copy of the 58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Here’s a preview of

Infographic | Extremely Dangerous: Confidence is in Short Supply

Infographic | Extremely Dangerous: Confidence is in Short Supply

DG/hazmat shipping compliance is critical to the supply chain, but organizations often lack the infrastructure to keep pace with today’s changing compliance and risk mitigation landscape. TRUTH IN NUMBERS According to a Labelmaster Industry Compliance Confidence Survey, a large number of companies are not confident in their ability to be consistently compliant across their entire

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New Dangerous Goods consultants video: No such thing as a typical day

Working with Dangerous Goods means interpreting thousands of pages of regulations from more than twenty national and international agencies. No wonder our consulting team is so popular. Watch our latest video to meet three of our consultants. “I don’t think the word ’typical’ exists in the DG world,” says Senior Consultant Alicia Saenz. “I deal

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New video explores Dangerous Goods compliance at 30,000 feet

Mike Wentz is Manager of Cargo Compliance for American Airlines, but when he talks about his job he could be speaking for any Dangerous Goods professional in any capacity: “I knew I’d never be comfortable in the role unless I could understand the regulations back to front and be able to communicate them effectively.” Get

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DG Digest: PHMSA Updates to 49 CFR, OSHA’s Annual Heat-Related Warning, and a Tribute to a DG Hero

June is here!  Hopefully your summer is starting to ramp up—safely, of course!  As usual, the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S kept right on going, regardless of seasonal changes.  Here’s the latest: PHMSA: In what is easily the week’s biggest news, PHMSA released a set of new amendments to the 49 CFR Parts 100

2018 Rail PTC Extension rolls through Congress

Congress acted to avert confusion and delay on the nation’s rail infrastructure on Wednesday October 28th, 2015 by passing an extension to what had been a looming December 31st, 2015 deadline for railroads to fully implement Positive Train Control, or PTC, control systems on their networks. PTC is a control system that uses Global Positioning

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

Congressional politics threaten PTC extension bill

Just when American railroads were perhaps starting to breathe a bit easier about the December 31st, 2015 Positive Train Control (PTC) deadline account the seeming agreement in the House of Representatives about extending the deadline to 2018 under a pending bill HR 3651,  new political roadblocks to passage appear to be arising.  On Wednesday October

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