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DG Digest: PHMSA Corrects Final Rule From December Federal Register Entries

DG Digest: PHMSA Corrects Final Rule From December Federal Register Entries

January wrapped up with a pair of fairly quiet weeks on the regulatory front—maybe it’s just too cold! It was a good month to tab those multiple new regulatory texts we all procured at the beginning of the year. Staying organized and knowing how to easily find the regulatory snippets you use and rely on

DG Digest: New IATA handling guides for lithium batteries and more civil penalty fee updates

Brrrr! It’s cold out! As we continue to slog through the worst part of winter, be sure that your employees are ready to cope with it safely in your workplace. That applies especially to any worker who is required to labor out-of-doors. It’s easy to have frostbite and other cold weather dangers suddenly become a

Do you know how to ship lithium batteries by air?

Important lithium battery updates: PHMSA final rules on air transport, and CPSC recommendations for devices and eBikes

Here we are in the midst of the winter holiday season! Hopefully, everyone is having a chance to throttle back a little and enjoy time with friends and family. Remember—don’t overdo it! Be safe while driving and doing all the once-a-year things that often happen at this time of the year. No one needs any

DG Digest: IATA publishes an addendum to the 64th Edition of the DGR and IMO publishes significant changes to its new Amendment.

December continues its slow slide into the official beginning of winter, with the solstice on the 21st—just a couple of days away. Stay warm and safe! The holidays are here, and no one wants to be ill or injured for them. Take the right steps to protect yourself and your fellow employees!  It was a

DG Digest: DOT enforcement relaxation cited to address conflicts with coming harmonization

Here we are in mid-December, with the holiday rush in full swing. Lots of our fellow employees are thinking about anything but work—it’s natural, this time of year. As HSE professionals, let’s make sure we help our workers stay focused on safety as they work their way through these next few weeks. The best holiday

DG Digest: New rules will have a significant impact on shippers using the USPS to ship dangerous goods.

Here we go right into December—the beginning of meteorological (vice astronomical) winter. Brrrrr! Cold and snow are now impacting much of the nation, so let’s all make sure we help our employees cope safely, with prompt snow and ice removal at our workplaces, careful attention to employees that have to work outside, and keeping an

DG Digest: PHMSA announces special permits, EPA finalizing list of NAICS codes under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

The Thanksgiving holiday is now over, and the major retail season is in place for around the next month. Many large retailers and their distribution hubs are busy handling and shipping a variety of dangerous goods—there seems to be more lithium batteries than ever out there — so if you’re in the middle of the

DG Digest: The FRA announced a meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee regarding safety issues including the transport of hazardous materials

It’s Thanksgiving week. The Labelmaster family takes this time to wish you and your families a safe, happy, and enriching holiday. Watch out for all that holiday shopping traffic! Here’s this week’s rather limited regulatory news: EPA The agency published a supplemental proposed rulemaking that modifies and clarifies its initial NPRM regarding the implementation of

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