Author Archives: Labelmaster

BNSF Railway Becomes First US Rail Carrier to Purchase Newly Compliant Tank Cars for Crude Oil Transport

Unprecendented order for 5000 cars On Thursday, February 20th, BNSF Railway, owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway investment group and thus the only fully privately held Class I railroad in North America, announced that it would purchase a fleet of some five thousand new tank cars to carry crude oil. 

EPA’s Final Rule on Solvent-Contaminated Wipes

2013 Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Final Rule Used in combination with solvents, “wipes” are typically used for cleaning and other industrial applications by a variety of manufacturing facilities.  Large quantities of both reusable wipes and disposable wipes are used daily and generators are faced with costly management issues once the wipes have reached the end of their

OSHA Letter of Interpretation limits small container labeling options

Manufacturers and Distributors who face a quandary over how to display required GHS based Hazard Communication (Hazcom) labeling on their small containers will find little to cheer about in a June 4, 2013 Letter of Interpretation recently made public by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).  In the missive, directed to the National Institute

Crude Shippers face fallout from “Operation Classification”

Shippers of crude oil have now faced the initial fallout from the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT)/Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency’s (PHMSA)/Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) new “Operation Classification,” a spot inspection regimen designed to verify the accuracy of petroleum product classification and to try to increase the safety of crude shipments, particularly (but

US FMCSA Extends Paper Medical Certificate Retention/Carriage Date for CDL/CLP Holders

In the January 14th, 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended by one year the requirement that holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP) carry a paper copy of their Medical Examiner’s Certificate when operating a commercial