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DG and the C-suite: What every executive needs to know

DG and the C-suite: What every executive needs to know

DG and the C-suite: What every executive needs to know

In the first Master Series video, Labelmaster President Alan Schoen makes the case that Dangerous Goods (DG) shipping should be a topic at the CEO level and needs to be a bigger business discussion than it currently is. Beyond simply avoiding fines, proper DG management can be a core competitive advantage.

Air Regulations Book

‘Why do I need a new Air Regs book every year?’

I’m often asked:   why do I need a new Air Regs book every year?  Always an interesting question and the answer changes every year!   For 2015 though, it’s really simple. This is an ICAO year, one in which there’s  a new edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions which is worldwide legal requirements for transporting dangerous

USDOT/FRA Issues Final Rule Mandating Improved Employee Training for Railroads, Contractors, Related Groups

On Friday, November 7th, 2014, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule mandating significant improvements to the way training and the documentation of training for both railroad employees and the employees of railroad industry contractors (i.e. track and infrastructure construction maintenance and other activities related to actual

What exactly are dangerous goods?

Infographic | What exactly are Dangerous Goods?

Beyond explosives, corrosives and other flammable or radioactive materials, the Dangerous Goods classification encompasses a surprising array of everyday items. This infographic takes a look at some of the things people might be surprised to learn are regulated when it comes to shipping.     To learn more about these and other important DG topics

Identifying Non-hazardous Materials Effectively for Transport

The United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a major revision to the regulations governing hazard communication in the US 29 CFR 1910.1200 in May of 2012.  The revision, which in large measure conformed US hazard communication standards, or the HCS, to those of the United Nations Globally Harmonized

OSHA Announces November 12th, 2014 Washington Meeting in Preparation for December UN GHS Conference in Geneva

In the October 29th edition of the Federal Register, the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice announcing that a public meeting will be held in Washington, DC on November 12th from 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern Time (EST) addressing the planned agenda and issues to

DG Spotlight | It’s Time to Review Your Training on Lithium Battery Regs

As the rules around shipping lithium batteries continue to evolve in our industry, so must the training we provide the employees who ship these Dangerous Goods. On August 6, PHMSA published the HM-224F Transport of Lithium Batteries Final Rule. More than five years in the making, this rule contains a number of significant changes to

Shipping Placards: Dangerous Goods on roads and rails

Shipping Placards: Dangerous Goods on roads and rails

Placards play a vital role in Dangerous Goods transportation if an incident occurs—they alert first responders to any potential hazards in the shipment. In this video, Abe Samuel, National Sales Manager (and inventor of the Spacemaster® flip placard system), talks about the history of placarding and how shippers can stay compliant with the current regulations.

OSHA announces November 10th, 2014 webinar regarding updates to chemical facility safety and security under Executive Order 13650

In the October 22nd edition of the Federal Register, the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice announcing that a webinar will be held on November 10th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) addressing implementation issues surrounding Executive Order 13650.  This order was

Dangerous Goods on Roads and Rails

Infographic | Dangerous Goods on Roads and Rails: Placards

Maintaining compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations doesn’t stop with packaging and labeling. Shippers need to be aware of placarding requirements before putting their shipments into commerce. This infographic provides a brief overview of the regulations governing the use of placards on trucks and trains.     To learn more about these and other important DG

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