Author Archives: Nikki Burgess, CDGP, DGSA

DG Digest: OSHA proposes bringing the U.S. inline with U.N.’s 7th revision of GHS.

DG Digest: OSHA proposes bringing the U.S. inline with U.N.’s 7th revision of GHS.

It’s mid-February, and hopefully everyone had a chance to enjoy the spirit of the Valentine’s Day Holiday. We can all be grateful for loved ones. Keep doing your part to help keep them safe.  The week’s biggest news was easily the late in the week publication of a proposed revision to the nation’s Hazard Communication Standard or

Everything you need to know about MSDS-SDS conversions

Sometimes, we overlook the obvious. I was working with a client just last week and was asked to evaluate a pair of materials for further handling at a new site they are developing. “Will you please send me the Safety Data Sheets? I’ll take a look and run the numbers,” I said. A few minutes

DG Digest: Buttigieg confirmed to run DOT, new IATA portal offers guidance for vaccine shippers.

The nation enters the second week of February with vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 virus still accelerating. It’s going to be a long slog to the end of this massive project, but we’re on the road. If your workplace is planning on engaging with health authorities in terms of assisting your workforce, now’s the time to get

DG Digest: OSHA updates workplace Covid-19 guidance and the FAA updates its ‘DRS’ database

Today marks the first day of February—already!  As veterans of the election transition process may have expected, the last week of the month featured a fairly quiet regulatory scene as one result of the new administration taking over in Washington, DC.  It’s common after a change in administrations for things to get a little slow

DG Digest: See the significant changes to Amendment 40 of the Covid-19-delayed IMDG Code.

The last full week of the month begins with a new administration in place in Washington.  On the DG front, PHMSA will continue business as usual for now.  What impact (or not) the new political environment may have on our industry community’s specific interests remain to be seen.  The Senate is currently working on the

DG Digest: PHMSA releases special permit applications, FMCSA gives more leeway for use of corrective eyeware

The nation moves into Inaugural Week with the ongoing struggle against the pandemic still very much front and center.  Let’s all be sure we keep our noses to the grindstone and keep doing everything we can to help limit the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Additionally, we’re now in the heart of the winter

DG Digest: US DOT & Sub-agencies Publish Civil Penalties for 2021

Despite our hopes for a smoother start, the second week of the new year found the nation facing not only the ongoing pandemic but also unprecedented political turmoil in Washington, DC.  However as Dangerous Goods/EHS Professionals, it’s our job to keep looking forward to better times and to make sure we all do our part

The last week of 2020 (hooray!) sees important relief from FMCSA and the end of the ORM-D mark

What has been one of the most difficult years in our nation’s modern history finally comes to an end later this week. It is likely none of us will be unhappy to see 2020 in our rearview mirrors. Meanwhile, although the vaccines currently being distributed will eventually help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic,

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