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Hazmat experts agree—it’s time to sign up for the Dangerous Goods Symposium!

Hazmat experts agree—it’s time to sign up for the Dangerous Goods Symposium!

Register today! Rates go up April 1. September seems a long way off, doesn’t it? We in the Midwest are still digging out from our biggest snowfall in a couple of years, and major league baseball players are only just reporting to spring training this week. But it’s not too soon to talk about September,

Dangerous Goods transport technology: Wouldn’t it be cool if …

A couple of weeks ago, we published our 2018 DG Wish List, in which Dangerous Goods professionals from around the world shared their fondest dreams for the industry. Most of these wishes were pretty practical, from simplifying lithium battery shipping regulations to making sure shippers were better educated about hazmat. Others were grander in scale—like

Our Top 10 hazmat humor posts of 2017

There is nothing funny about Dangerous Goods shipping and handling. Hazmat regulations keep people safe, and DG professionals are 100% serious about their dedication to compliance. So why is hazmat humor so popular? Maybe the process of learning staggeringly complex, endlessly changing regulations warps people’s brains. Maybe you have to be a little warped to

Don’t use hazmat software? Here are some things you might need

Of all the shocks in our 2017 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook, the biggest might have been this one: 26% of DG pros say they use no DG software – they use manual processes for any hazardous materials they ship or handle. Since we offer DGIS, the most sophisticated hazmat software available, we’d like to

Remember these disasters? “Dang Good” training made sure they never happened.

This post is adapted from a presentation given at the 2017 Dangerous Goods Symposium by Gene Sanders, founder and manager of W.E. Train Consulting. Since we can abbreviate the words “hazardous materials” to “hazmat,” I say we shorten “Dangerous Goods training” to “Dang Good training.” It saves time, and it describes what we trainers hope

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 9

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 9

Summary: Volume 9 of the Dangerous Goods Report looks at an innovation that may change how we transport lithium batteries and battery devices, despite all the safety and regulatory hurdles involved. We also assess the unique challenges facing seven industries that ship Dangerous Goods, and review the eye-opening findings of our first-ever international DG compliance

Mom, can I be a hazmat pro for Halloween?

One sunny morning in mid-October, Anne poured the milk for her kids’ cereal and asked, “Hey guys—what do you want to be for Halloween this year?” Seven-year-old Kyle said, “Spider Man!” Nine-year-old Jenna said, “Wonder Woman!” And eleven-year-old Zack said, “A hazmat professional!” “A hazmat professional?” Anne shut the refrigerator and peered at Zack. “Is

Global survey demonstrates DG pros’ commitment to compliance

Can Dangerous Goods professionals make compliance a greater priority within their organizations? What’s holding them back? Those questions—and some intriguing clues to the answers—emerge in the results of the first-ever global survey of Dangerous Goods professionals. The survey, a joint effort of Labelmaster and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin, polled more than 400 hazmat pros in North

Watch the video that has hazmat pros cheering and laughing

We kicked off the recent 2017 Dangerous Goods Symposium with a video that had nearly 300 DG professionals roaring. Kids Say the DG’est Things introduces kids to the challenges we face every day, and their candid responses are adorable, hilarious and—ultimately—a touching tribute to the importance of the DG professional. Enjoy the video? Leave a

Labelmaster salutes “Haul Stars” for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Labelmaster is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by visiting a few of our customers in the area to share coffee, breakfast and our exclusive “Haul Stars” t-shirts. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for the folks who transport 94 percent of all hazmat shipped in the U.S. That’s 1.3 million

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