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DG Digest: USPS poised to overhaul rules for mailing liquids, Pub 52, including non-hazmat types

DG Digest: USPS poised to overhaul rules for mailing liquids, Pub 52, including non-hazmat types

The week after the 4th of July holiday finds the nation settling into the typical summer period of somewhat lessened regulatory activity, with one major exception; the US Post Office has issued an NPRM that if adopted with impose major changes on its handling of non-hazardous liquids in the US Mail.  Many companies mail liquids

DG Digest: IMO Announces Newest Amendment to IMDG Code, Due in September

As the nation starts to swing in towards the 4th of July holiday and typical summer fun, regulatory activity has perked up somewhat.  Does this mean a busy fall ahead?  We’ll see!  Meanwhile, here’s the most recent news: IMO The International Maritime Agency announced that the newest amendment of the IMDG Code (i.e. 39-18) for

DG Digest: PHMSA and the FRA add to Thermal Protection Systems list, last updated in 1994

Mid-June finds summer warmth coming in, and the last two weeks found a variety of interesting regulatory news coming to the forefront.  Summertime usually means vacation time at many companies; make sure your company’s planning accounts for potential reduced staffing and the distractions that sometimes can affect people about to take time off.  Safety and

DG Digest: PHMSA weighs in on class 9 non-bulk requirements, tape width on spec packages, and further international harmonization

The summer season kicks off with a slightly elevated level of regulatory action, including interesting interpretations from PHMSA.  Meanwhile, it’s time to start planning for the warm season at your company.  Are you ready with a plan to mitigate the risk of heat related illness for your employees?  Proactive is far better than reactive for

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

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

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