DG Digest: IATA updates lithium battery handling guidance and the FAA posts 2019 drug and alcohol testing rates

Our entry into December and the full-on holiday season finds regulatory activity back to a slightly lower level after last week’s big HM-215O release.  Don’t let the holiday rush impact your workplace’s safety plan; many people have busy schedules and lots to do away from the job for the next month or so.  Be sure to help your employees stay focused on health and safety too!  Here’s all the latest:

IATA Lithium Battery Handling Guidance Update

Fresh off the presses, so to speak, IATA has released its revised guidance document for handling Lithium Batteries for 2019.  The new document takes into account the changes that have bene incorporated into the 60th edition of the DGR.  See this brand new document right here: lithium-battery-guidance-document-2019-en 20181203


The agency issued new guidance for the safe handling and disposition for recalled un-deployed vehicle airbags.  This action creates important new requirements for airbag repair and replacement organizations, including storage limits and recordkeeping minimums.  If your workplaces deals with recalled Takata airbags, be sure to have a look—this affects you!  Here’s your link


The agency released its planned requirement for drug and alcohol employee test rates for 2019.  See the newly mandated rates here


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