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DG Digest: DOT publishes ‘Chart 17’ for guidance on labels, marks, and placards enforcement

DG Digest: DOT publishes ‘Chart 17’ for guidance on labels, marks, and placards enforcement

Mid-July is here already, and in keeping with the idea that summer is supposed to be a little lazy, not too much went on this week in terms of the regs.  So let’s all enjoy the break together!  Here’s the latest: U.S. DOT The department has published ‘Chart 17.’ The DOT Chart series provides guidance

DG Digest: PHMSA Seeks Leading-edge, Innovative Ideas to Advance the Safe Transport of DG

Amazingly, it’s already almost mid-July!  Crazy, how quickly the summer goes.  Hopefully everyone is having a chance to enjoy a little down time; be sure that if and when you do, you remain attentive to safety, especially for big chores around the house and most especially, driving.  Summer trips often mean unfamiliar territory, extra road

DG Digest: FMCSA to extend compliance date for some provisions of Medical Examiner’s Certification for three years.

Believe it or not, it’s already the lead up week to the Independence Day holiday. We all know what that means—increased use of both legal and, unfortunately, some illegal fireworks by the general public. Be sure to remind your employees that they should behave extra safely around fireworks—after all, as DG professionals, we know what these explosive

DG Digest: FMCSA Posts Revisions to NHMRR and OSHA Issues Emergency Protections for Health Workers from Exposure to COVID-19

It’s now meteorological summer; time to dust off those hot weather work plans and make sure our fellow employees are acting safely under them—plenty of water, breaks when needed, limit time in closed and stuffy spaces, and most importantly, everyone looks out for each other.  Let’s have a safe working summer!  The regulatory news for

DG Digest: Biden DOE Releases National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries 2021- 2030

Believe it or not it’s nearly mid-June already. The long hours of daylight and warm weather this time of year often lead workplaces to tackle those outdoor projects that may have been lagging all winter.  If your site plans such work, be sure to do your homework first—secure necessary permits, plan your safety, especially fall protection

DG Digest: Transport Canada to impose new fees for dangerous goods packaging producers

Transport Canada In action impacting Canadian producers of dangerous goods packaging, the Ministry is holding a webinar on the proposed regulations that introduce new fees for companies required to be registered under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate’s Means of Containment Facilities Registration Program. The Ministry is proposing to introduce new fees and service

DG Digest: TSA published requirements to become a Certified Cargo Screening site

Mid-May already! Time does fly. The middle of the month finds us in a quiet period for the regulations, with only minimal activity.  Meanwhile, the vaccine programs march on. As an HSE professional, be sure you do your part to help facilitate the efforts to inoculate the employees at your workplace who express interest in getting the vaccination. 

DG Digest: DOT to perform ‘Regulatory Review’ in light of recent Executive Orders

The second week of May is here, and the Spring storm season is in full swing—a annual risk we all need to recall even as we continue to cope with the pandemic.  If your facility is located within the broad swath of the country facing possible exposure to severe weather, be sure your emergency plans

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