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Early Highlights from DGIS VIII: Day 1

Title: Trainers and Radioactive Materials: What You Really Need to Know Presenter: Andy Ambrost – Ecology Services Content Overview: This year’s subject specialty is Class 7 Radioactive material.  From consumer commodities to medical equipment, Class 7 can’t be ignored

Supply Chain Issues Related to Hazardous Materials Cost Wal-Mart More Than $82 Million

A recent plea agreement by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is a stark reminder of the fines and penalties retailers face if they improperly handle and transport hazardous materials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that Wal-Mart pled guilty in cases involving the illegal handling and disposing of hazardous materials at retail stores across

To “E” or Not to “E”: That Remains the Question in Dangerous Goods Training

As advances in technology continue their march across the plains of the learning environment, the role of e-learning in dangerous goods training is still a source of heated debate. New electronic tools, systems and learning solutions are introduced regularly, but the jury is still out on their use and place in the field of dangerous

Reminder: Upcoming Transitional Date for Basic Shipping Description Sequence

On December 29, 2006, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register harmonizing certain aspects of the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the

Aerosols: Is Further Harmonization Needed?

With so much focus over the years on harmonizing the dangerous goods regulations, one commodity that can definitely benefit from a focused review is the entry for aerosols.  This is particularly a concern relative to U.S. regulations, where the definition for aerosols is not aligned with the international definition.  In §171.8 of the Hazardous Materials

Work Continues Towards Development of a Canadian National Occupational Standard for Dangerous Goods Program Administrators

The Dangerous Goods Committee of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), in conjunction with the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA), is working toward developing a national occupational standard (NOS) for transportation of dangerous goods program administrators. The aim is to develop a voluntary recognition of industry requirements for professionals engaged in the air

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