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What are Materials of Trade, and why should you care?

In last week’s post about non-hazmat employees who should receive hazmat training, Labelmaster Director of Global Learning Rhonda Jessop recommended 49 CFR training for employees who transport “Materials of Trade,” which she defined as: “… specific amounts of regulated substances that are transported for use on the job, such as painters carrying commercial-sized containers of

DG Digest: FMCSA announces listening session on automating CMVs on U.S. roadways

Summer vacation time brings a typical slowdown of regulatory activity and that is much the case this week, although EPA and FMCSA both issued notices dealing with withdrawals of certain regulatory actions taken during the Obama Administration.   Here’s the latest: FMCSA The FMCSA announces a public listening session on July 12, 2018, to solicit information

2018 Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Dave Brennan on IATA and innovation

  Dave Brennan, Assistant Director of Cargo Safety & Standards at International Air Transport Association, will share updates from IATA during the 13th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 5–7, 2018, in Rosemont, Illinois. Longtime IATA veteran Dave Brennan says, “It’s been one of the quieter years for updates.” Yet even in a quiet year, he

The hazmat pro’s guide to the American Revolution

Every American schoolchild learns the story of the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence to the final victory at Yorktown. But the story everyone knows is not the whole story—especially if you have a Dangerous Goods background. Just as mass audiences usually miss the key hazmat-related themes in popular

Dangerous Goods Symposium 2018 workshop: “Authoring Closure Instructions”

Howard Z. Skolnik and W. Dean Ricker—chairman and president, respectively, of Skolnik Industries—will lead a workshop on “Authoring Closure Instructions” during the 13th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 5–7, 2018, in Rosemont, Illinois. “The 49 CFR says every package with a UN certification must have closure instructions to give shippers a way to complete a

DG Digest: PHMSA and the FRA add to Thermal Protection Systems list, last updated in 1994

Mid-June finds summer warmth coming in, and the last two weeks found a variety of interesting regulatory news coming to the forefront.  Summertime usually means vacation time at many companies; make sure your company’s planning accounts for potential reduced staffing and the distractions that sometimes can affect people about to take time off.  Safety and

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