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Supply Chain Issues Related to Hazardous Materials Cost Wal-Mart More Than $82 Million

A recent plea agreement by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is a stark reminder of the fines and penalties retailers face if they improperly handle and transport hazardous materials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that Wal-Mart pled guilty in cases involving the illegal handling and disposing of hazardous materials at retail stores across

White Paper: GHS Impact on U.S. Chemical Manufacturers – Regulatory Changes and Practical Guidance

Chemical manufacturers bear the brunt of changes brought about in OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard. With the first deadline approaching, which requires employee training be completed by December 1, 2013, the meticulous work of classifying chemicals, compiling data for publication in the new safety data sheet format and changing labels is just beginning for U.S.

First Compliance Date Looms for OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard

The 2012 changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration brought the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). According to the final rule, the GHS/HCS compliance requirements will be phased in over a four-year period.  The first compliance date,

GHS: Learning the Ropes

Much of the “buzz” in the U.S. regulatory community this year, at least in hazard communication, has been about a three letter acronym that may still be a mystery to many: “GHS.” What does this acronym stand for, and how will it affect you and your company as it relates to hazard communication? One thing

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

A.I.R. Shipper 2013 Addendum/Corrigendum Issued

Users of Labelmaster’s A.I.R. Shipper (Air International Regulations for Shippers of Dangerous Goods) should take note that the first Addendum/Corrigendum (or revision) of the regulations for 2013 has been released. A variety of sources are used for this revision; however, the primary source remains the regulations promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  A.I.R. Shipper presents

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