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Required Regulatory Change Affects Marking Text Size for Hazard Class Labels

Both the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently changed the required size of the text to be used when marking the United Nations Identification Number (UNID Number) on packages of dangerous goods/hazardous materials.  The UNID Number is a four-digit numerical designator (for example, UN1993) which provides an internationally recognized identification number

PHMSA Publishes Editorial Corrections and Clarifications Rule

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule today that incorporates a host of minor amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The “RRR” designation in the final rule description indicates that the rule was developed under the Retrospective Regulatory Review initiative that was imposed on regulatory agencies through Executive Order

What’s New in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released an overview of changes included in the newest edition of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), Amendment 36-12. The document, produced by Exis Technologies, details changes to: Stowage and Segregation Sources of Heat Foodstuffs Limited Quantities Explosives Additionally, the document mentions that new UN numbers (up

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

PHMSA Publishes Long-Awaited HM-215L Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Harmonization the Hazardous Materials Regulations with International Standards

The DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published the long-awaited HM-215L Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) today. The NPRM proposes a number of amendments to align the Hazardous Materials Regulations; 49 CFR Parts 171-180 (HMR) with the latest editions of the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (17th revised

ICAO Publishes Fifth Addendum to 2011-12 Technical Instructions

The International Civil Aviation Organization recently published Addendum No. 5 to the 2011-12 edition of its Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. The addendum mainly consists of additions and modifications to variations for countries and airlines; concurrently, there are table changes included which are related to the aforementioned variations. The addendum

2012 Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium Just Around the Corner

I’m enduring the heat wave in an air-conditioned office putting together the final edits for AIR Shipper 2013! Once that’s off to the printer, we’re looking forward to seeing the instructors in Chicago in September for DGIS VII. We won’t have the book at the symposium, but I’ll be there to talk about the changes

2013 A.I.R. Shipper Includes Changes to Lithium Battery Provisions, Package Quantity Rules

Production of the 2013 AIR Shipper is coming along.  Odd years mean we’re including ICAO updates, so we’ll be featuring a black cover this time out. If you’re piloting a helicopter up in Alaska, you need to pay attention to this one!  Of course, there are lots of other changes the ordinary dangerous goods shipper

Reverse Logistics Addressed in PHMSA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is requesting input to help formulate policies regarding the transport of hazardous consumer products during the “reverse logistics” portion of the supply chain. PHMSA published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) late last week soliciting public comments in order to identify ways to reduce the

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