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DG Digest: IATA publishes list of changes to the 64th Edition of the DGR

DG Digest: IATA publishes list of changes to the 64th Edition of the DGR

Welcome to mid-September already! This coming week will see the official end of the summer, so as the fall season rolls in, be sure that your company safety plans account for it. For example, storm drains that rid your property of water can often become blocked by falling leaves, and lead to water damage of

DG Digest: With federal mediation efforts underway, Class 1 Norfolk Southern (and other operators) face looming strike

Here we go, rolling into the last full official week of summer. Despite the advance of the calendar, however, much of the country, especially in the West, is still coping with high temperatures and fire danger. Be sure your workplace continues to monitor conditions and has the needed protocols in place to keep employees working

DG Digest: OSHA invites stakeholder and public comments on their Process Safety Management (PSM) standard later this month

The Labor Day holiday is over and with it the comes the traditional end of summer. Hopefully, everyone had a safe and happy season. The coming week sees children return to school across much of the country, so be on the lookout for lots of extra traffic and excited kids that may not always be paying

DG Digest: PHMSA announced regulatory enforcement discretion for medical waste generated from patients with monkeypox.

The last full week of August is over! Wow. Here comes the new school year—most schools will be back in session in the next week or two.  Watch out for those school buses that will soon be on the move in the morning and late afternoon, and the many places where increased foot and car traffic

DG Digest: PHMSA publishes 49 CFR correction, FMCSA releases draft Medical Examiner’s Handbook, and OSHA extends comment period on lead exposures

Summer continues its ebb as we enter the last full week of August.  Many colleges and universities are going back into session or have students reporting back this week, so if you live in a “college town,” be sure you keep an eye open for the increased activity and traffic that comes with it. Here’s

DG Digest: As the EPA charts its progress towards ‘100% electronic manifests,’ the advisory board will meet virtually this fall

Mid-August already—where does summer go? Nevertheless, we still have several weeks of hot weather and staffing absences to deal with as vacations continue and some of summer’s hottest weather still is on the calendar.  Let’s keep those safety plans rolling and make sure our employees finish the summer in proper form. It wasn’t a super busy

DG Digest: PHMSA releases HM-215P final rule, with changes to lithium battery exceptions — and much more.

Welcome to August!  Summer continues to roll on by. Every year, it seems to go a bit faster, too! August is often the month that sees businesses have the largest number of employees off on vacation. Because of this, short staffing can sometimes be an issue and the employees that are still busy working can

DG Digest: PHMSA published ICR for the transport of radioactive materials in commerce

Here we are at mid-July already! Where does the summer go? Hopefully, your workplace is operating its warm weather safety plan effectively. Remember that heat stress and heat stroke can represent serious safety concerns at this time of year, especially for workers outdoors or in spaces that lack air conditioning. Make sure your workplace addresses

DG Digest: PHMSA requests comments on potential move to electronic shipping papers

Welcome back to the DG Digest after a brief summer hiatus! The last few weeks have been eventful, with perhaps the biggest news item being one of general interest: the Supreme Court decision in the matter of “West Virginia vs. USEPA.” This ruling, the subject of which was a Clean Air Act regulation not specifically

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