Author Archives: Nikki Burgess, CDGP, DGSA

DG Digest: OSHA published ICR on hygiene plans for laboratories

DG Digest: OSHA published ICR on hygiene plans for laboratories

Today’s federal holiday is the commemoration of Juneteenth: the recognition of June 19th, 1865, when emancipation of the enslaved African American people of Texas was announced by the Union Army, finally formally ending the institution of chattel slavery in the rejoined United States following the end of the Civil War.  The Labelmaster family joins with

DG Digest: PHMSA extends comment period on converting historic letters of interpretation into FAQs on its website

Mid-June rolls in with Hurricane season beginning to ramp up. This can produce severe storms in affected regions, and flooding rains even in areas far from the storm zone itself. Be sure your business has severe weather plans to prepare the response needed!  Meanwhile, it was a usual week in the regulatory world, with several

DG Digest: USPS final rule revises ‘Pub 52,’ requiring mailers separate ‘hazmat’ into identifiable containers

June kicks off the summer vacation season for many people.  As HSE professionals it’s important for us to help our fellow employees deal with the “short staffing” that sometimes occurs as vacation times impact workplace operations. Let’s make sure that we remind our colleagues not to cut corners on safety and normal precautions to keep

DG Digest: OSHA to hold virtual public meetings in advance of International meetings this summer.

The Labelmaster Family joins all Americans in taking time to recall and honor those who have fallen in our nation’s defense, and to hope for a time when violence and bloodshed, regardless of where it takes place, will no longer be considered an acceptable means of human interaction. Here’s the latest regulatory news: PHMSA The

DG Digest: PHMSA published final rule that its employees can refer relevant potential criminal acts to DOT Inspector General

Here we are in Mid-May already!  Where does the time go? Hopefully everyone is enjoying the warming spring weather and looking forward to the coming summer season. As HSE professionals, remember that it’s our job to have a solid heat plan in effect to help protect our fellow employees from any heat-related illnesses.  It will

DG Digest: Supply Chain Shortages Force PHMSA to Relax Some Rules for Sealing Tapes

Sunday was Mother’s Day, and the Labelmaster joins to wish all those hard-working Moms out there the credit they deserve. We hope you had a great and special day and a wonderful year coming up! Here’s the latest news from the last two weeks: PHMSA The agency published a notice of discretionary enforcement allowing inspectors to take

DG Digest: PHMSA Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee to meet on May 4th, 2022

The third week of the month was a bit of a “post-holiday” period, apparently, at least among the regulatory bodies.  It was pretty quiet.  As such, it’s a small digest this week, although PHMSA announced a meeting dealing with lithium batteries—always a popular subject of interest.  Here’s the latest news. PHMSA The agency announced a

DG Digest: FMCSA seeks to add ‘Safe Driver Apprentice Program’ training for CDL drivers

It’s mid-April already!  Hopefully, everyone had an opportunity to enjoy the holiday weekend.  Let’s hope that April showers are busy bring spring flowers to us in May. Meanwhile, it was a pretty quiet regulatory week. Here’s the latest news: PHMSA The agency published its latest set of special permit actions, covering what one might call the “usual

DG Digest: PHMSA Publishes Q2 Newsletter; OSHA to Invite Stakeholders to Meet on Heat-related Worker Hazards

The first full week of April found a number of interesting regulatory items.  We’ll cover them all below.  Meanwhile, April tends to be the lead-in month for much of the stormy springtime weather that many sections of our country experience.  Be sure that your workplace severe weather plans are up to date and employees know