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Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air—Why Was My Shipment Refused?

Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air—Why Was My Shipment Refused?

Previously recorded on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CST Shipping dangerous goods by air seems to have the most frustrated shipments. Sometimes the reason seems to be trivial. Join Jim Shimko, Labelmaster Services and Angel Collaku, Compliance and Enforcement Division Manager from the FAA, as they discuss some of the more common errors

USDOT/FRA Issues Final Rule Mandating Improved Employee Training for Railroads, Contractors, Related Groups

On Friday, November 7th, 2014, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule mandating significant improvements to the way training and the documentation of training for both railroad employees and the employees of railroad industry contractors (i.e. track and infrastructure construction maintenance and other activities related to actual

DG Spotlight | It’s Time to Review Your Training on Lithium Battery Regs

As the rules around shipping lithium batteries continue to evolve in our industry, so must the training we provide the employees who ship these Dangerous Goods. On August 6, PHMSA published the HM-224F Transport of Lithium Batteries Final Rule. More than five years in the making, this rule contains a number of significant changes to

OSHA announces November 10th, 2014 webinar regarding updates to chemical facility safety and security under Executive Order 13650

In the October 22nd edition of the Federal Register, the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice announcing that a webinar will be held on November 10th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) addressing implementation issues surrounding Executive Order 13650.  This order was

FMCSA Considers Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Upgraded Federal Regulations Governing CDL Driver Training

In an action published in today’s Federal Register, the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the retention of a “neutral convener” to explore with stakeholders the potential of entering into a negotiated rulemaking process regarding the upgrading of licensing requirements for holders of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Comments on

Hazard Communication and the Transport of Hazardous Materials: Different Systems with Differing Requirements

Based on the confusion among some Labelmaster customers, it seems to us that there is still no small amount of clarification required in industry relating to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), published in the 29 CFR 1910.1200 and governing workplace hazard communication, and its relationship (or lack thereof) to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)

Clock Ticks Towards June 2015: Next OSHA/GHS Hazcom Deadline

There was a bustle of activity on the hazard communication front late last year as many companies scrambled to meet a December 1st 2013 federal deadline to train their employees in the required elements of the updated Hazard Communication regulation which fully embraced the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals, or

Assessing Your Dangerous Goods Training Needs: An Often Forgotten Step

Selecting the most appropriate dangerous goods training for you or your organization’s employees is tricky business. All too often, the least expensive course or most readily available program is chosen for convenience and cost-cutting reasons. However, when a thorough and well thought-out needs assessment is performed, it can not only lead to the best training

To “E” or Not to “E”: That Remains the Question in Dangerous Goods Training

As advances in technology continue their march across the plains of the learning environment, the role of e-learning in dangerous goods training is still a source of heated debate. New electronic tools, systems and learning solutions are introduced regularly, but the jury is still out on their use and place in the field of dangerous

Labelmaster Webinars to Delve Into GHS Classification of Chemicals

While the first implementation date of the 2012 Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ─ the employee training deadline on Dec. 1, 2013 – is more than a year away, there remains consternation among safety professionals as to how to understand and meet the new regulations, especially as it relates to the Globally