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Older Driver’s Medical Certificate Gets Six Month Reprieve

FMCSA correction of 6/22/2015 In the June 22nd, 2015 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised its requirements to use the new MCSA-5875 Report of Examination and MCSA-5876 Medical Exam Certificate for Commercial Driver’s Licence (CDL) holders.  The docket ([Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0178])

When You Violate DG Shipping Regulations, Fines Can Stack Up

Having mislabeled or incorrectly marked cargo could mean delayed shipments and fines from violations. And with ever-changing rules and regulations, things can get complicated. We can help. We have complied a list of seven types of common violations and how you can avoid them:

Summer Doldrums Allow a Chance to Catch up on GHS

One of the things that Labelmaster does to stay ahead of regulatory requirements for our customers is to monitor the United States Federal Register each day.  If you don’t know what that is, it can be briefly described as the “book”—it’s an electronic publication, these days; that the federal government uses to give notice of

What Exactly is GHS and How Does it Affect Me?

GHS, the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, was adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2012 to align global communications on the risks of chemicals found in the workplace. With implementation of the standard ongoing and the final deadline less than a year away, employers now need to

US FRA Issues Safety Advisory for Passenger Train Operations

In continuing fallout from several recent passenger train accidents including fatality accidents on New York’s Metro-North commuter system and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Service, both of which incidents have been alleged to have had apparent contributing factors of excessive speed entering curves, the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a formal

Clock Ticks Towards June 1st 2015, the Next OSHA/GHS Hazcom Deadline

There was a bustle of activity on the hazard communication front in 2013 as companies scrambled to meet a December 1st federal deadline to train their employees in the required elements of the updated Hazard Communication regulation which fully embraced the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals, or as it is

Trucker’s Group Requests Extension of Comment Period for FMCSA Required Drug and Alcohol Testing

In an action published in yesterday’s Federal Register, the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended the comment period on the proposed rulemaking (NPRM) which would establish a new nationwide database for reporting and tracking drug and alcohol related citations and test results for operators of commercial vehicles (CMV) holding

FMCSA Releases Revised National Hazardous Materials Route Registry

In the April 29, 2015 edition of the Federal Register, the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a revised National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) which spells out approved routes for road vehicles to transport hazardous materials in the United States.  The Registry also contains extensive information designed

Infographic | GHS and the 2012 OSHA Hazcom Standard

Competing in the global marketplace is an increasingly challenging proposition when supply chains cross borders, languages and international regulations. One way governments and regulatory agencies are helping to facilitate international trade — and improve employee safety — is through the adoption of globally harmonized standards for hazard communication. For more information on GHS and HCS