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DG Digest: Congress Toughens Toxic Substances Control Act & OSHA/PHMSA Joint Meetings Scheduled

DG Digest: Congress Toughens Toxic Substances Control Act & OSHA/PHMSA Joint Meetings Scheduled

Welcome back from the holiday weekend.  Hopefully, everyone is well rested!  Let’s dig right in to the week’s goings-on in Dangerous Goods and EH&S: Toxic Substances Control Act: In some of the week’s biggest news, the US Congress passed a significant modification to the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA.  The new revision lifts the

DG Digest: OSHA’s Millions, PHMSA (ALSO) to Ban e-Cigs in Checked Bags, and EPA Grants!

It’s Monday again—hope you’re coping—and time thus for another edition of the weekly peek at what’s new in the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S: OSHA:  OSHA announced the new availability millions of dollars in grant monies to qualifying small governments and training organizations under the annual Susan Harwood Training Grant program, targeting safety improvements

DG Digest: OSHA’s New Reporting Requirement, More PHMSA Special Permits, and Amtrak #118 One Year Later

Happy Monday!  May has been a chilly month in much of the nation, but hopefully it finds you gearing up for a safe and productive summer.  Here’s the past week’s “latest and greatest” in reference to the world of DG transport and EH&S activity: PHMSA: PHMSA took a variety of actions in reference to Special

DG Digest: Workers’ Memorial Day, Takata Recall Expands, and OSHA Guidance on Zika Virus

After a relatively quiet couple of weeks, things have picked back up and filled the digest with news.  Here are the newest updates from the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S: OSHA: In conjunction with the Obama Administration cooperated to proclaim April 28th as “Workers Memorial Day.”  The event is intended to mark the still

DG Digest: OSHA’s Interest in Benzene, PHMSA Guidance to Firework Makers, and FRA Lists Most Dangerous Crossings

It’s the last week of April already!  Hope everyone is thinking spring by now.  Here the latest’s news of note in the worlds of Dangerous Goods and EH&S: OSHA:  OSHA released a new information collection request in reference to Benzene, a common industrial chemical used in many applications but that has hazardous qualities that make

DG Digest: LithBat Webinar on Wednesday, EPA on Hydrological Alteration, and the TSA’s BASE Program

As part of our nation basks in Spring warmth and other areas get snowed under, the DG news flow this week was a little more quiet than has been the recent norm.  Here are the most relevant briefs: Special Lithium Battery Regulatory Update Webinar: Shipping Lithium Batteries by air remains a huge topic of interest

DG Digest: PHMSA Adopts ICAO Battery Rules, EPA Sets New Limits for TCE, and New Coast Guard Vessel Tracking System

It’s been another busy week in the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S.  Here’s a few of the highlights: Transport Canada: Our neighbor’s version of the USDOT released a proposed revision to their performance standard for aerosol containers and gas cartridges. The revision is intend to increase the level of safety for these items and

DG Digest: FRA Grants, PHMSA Reverse Logistics, & D.O.T. Seeks Public’s Help

As the weather begins to turn for the better in most places, the regulatory world stays busy. Here are the past week’s notables: U.S. D.O.T. Announced its latest five-year research and development plan and asked for public input to its development. The plan gets used as a guide to help decide things like funding priorities

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