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DG Digest: PHMSA to solicit input on improvements to 2020 ERG

DG Digest: PHMSA to solicit input on improvements to 2020 ERG

Monday marked Memorial Day, 2018.  The Labelmaster family joins with the rest of our nation in expressing our gratitude to those who have fallen in the service of our nation.  Their sacrifice is everlasting.  The week wraps up with the following regulatory news: OSHA The agency issued a renewed ICR dealing with permit required confined

DG Digest: PHMSA aligns with ICAO & IMO on 2mm inner border issue for labels

May proceeds with a little more action on the regulatory front, with PHMSA contributing guidance on the always confusing label border issue and the FRA updating PTC progress. Here’s all the latest: PHMSA The agency published a Letter of Interpretation clarifying the “2mm inner border” issue for labels in 49 CFR 172.407(c)(3). PHMSA said that

PHMSA publishes proposed upcoming regulatory agenda

The US government’s Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, recently published the projected regulatory agenda that PHMSA intends to pursue over the next six months.  Federal agencies typically publish their agendas on a semiannual basis as an indicator of the priorities they envision working on.  Such activities will be published in the Federal Register

DG Digest: OSHA to hold public meeting to solicit comments on whistleblower protections

May begins with a quiet week in the regulatory world.  May also ushers in the season for heavy weather across much of the Midwest’s “Tornado Alley.”  Are you ready with an action plan to help protect your employees and operations?  Remember—an actual emergency is not time to start thinking about what to do.  Plan today! 

DG Digest: PHMSA defines scope and mission of new Accident Investigation Team

The year progresses; here it is May tomorrow already!  April closes out with significantly increased regulatory activity; the biggest news being PHMSA’s announcement of a new Research and Development Forum and a big plug for its new Hazmat Investigative team.  See all the details below: PHMSA The agency reiterated the mission of its new hazmat

DG Digest: OSHA Issues ICRs on Bloodborne Pathogens, Mechanical Presses, and Explosives

Spring is finally springing over the nation; the last few days have brought warmer weather and a slackening of the late snowfall that has plagued so many places around the country.  Let’s hope it sticks; the spring, not the snow!  It was a relatively quiet week in the regulatory world; here the latest happenings: PHMSA

DG Digest: PHMSA issues ICR on service delivery to the hazmat community and the TSA’s considers updating requirements for hazmat endorsements

Scratch the moderating weather I talked about last week—the nation continues in the grip of unseasonal winter weather.  Is your company still on guard for slips and falls on ice and snow?  Hopefully it will all be over soon, but don’t forget to protect those employees from the winter that won’t go home!  Here’s the

DG Digest: The TSA is updating penalties for cargo screeners & IATA issues guidance on ‘label border’ issue

April is here and along with moderating weather brings with it a few new items for our blog, although in general regulatory activity remains limited.  Here are the latest relevant releases: DOL/OSHA OSHA and the Department of Labor are planning a renewed ICR dealing with their Respiratory Protection Standard.  This set of regulations sets the

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