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Watch the video that has hazmat pros cheering and laughing

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

Dangerous Goods Symposium Day 2—Dang Good Training

“We abbreviate’ hazardous materials’ to ‘hazmat,’” said Gene Sanders, kicking off Day 2 of the 2017 Dangerous Goods Symposium. “I say we shorten ‘Dangerous Goods training’ to ‘Dang Good training.’” Sanders, co-founder of W. E. Train Consulting, gave the 300 DG pros on hand an entertaining look at an assortment of horrific explosions, spills and

Dangerous Goods Symposium Day 1—Why aren’t DG pros more confident?

At 8 a.m. on a clear September day, Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel looks out over Lake Michigan waters still sparkling from the sunrise. But a different sort of outlook drew the focus of the Dangerous Goods professionals assembled for the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium—a view that was far more serious. Day 1 of the

Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Jeff Hart calls IMDG updates “an opportunity.”

  Former Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on Dangerous Goods Jeff Hart will speak about upcoming updates to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Jeff Hart claims he was never “technically qualified” for work in Dangerous Goods, yet his 25-year career in

Geoff Leach on hazmat training, compliance and the Dangerous Goods Symposium

Longtime Dangerous Goods veteran Geoff Leach will participate in the Technology & Training workshop during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. “I get very cross when people say Dangerous Goods is dull,” says Geoff Leach, founder and director of The Dangerous Goods Office, Ltd. “How can any subject be dull

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 8

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 8

Summary: DG Training Online—Compliance with Convenience. Dangerous Goods trainers embrace interactive online training as a stress-reducing solution. Integrated DG Software = Streamlined Compliance. Why more of today’s hazmat shippers are integrating DG software with their ERPs. State of the Ion. A snapshot of current lithium battery shipping regulations, and the packaging breakthrough that may make battery shipping less

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 7

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 7

Summary: HM-215: Are you ready for the border patrol? If you ship Dangerous Goods, don’t let new border measurement regulations for labels and placards catch you unprepared. Ship damaged batteries in a fiberboard box? Yes, you can! Just in time for the largest cell phone recall ever—new Special Permit Packaging makes reverse logistics easier and

Competency Based Training — The Path to DG Workforce Performance

At the recent Labelmaster Dangerous Goods Symposium (DGS) ,  Teun Muller, the Panel member nominated by The Netherlands to the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel provided an enlightening presentation on Competency Based Training. He noted that the goal of competency-based training and assessment is to produce a competent workforce by providing focused training directly related to

DANGEROUS GOODS SYMPOSIUM

16 reasons to sign up for the 2016 Dangerous Goods Symposium now

The 2016 Dangerous Goods Symposium—a.k.a. DGS XI—is slated for September 7–9, at the Loews Chicago Hotel. As always, the Symposium will feature workshops and presentations from some of the sharpest trainers and practitioners in the Dangerous Goods galaxy, along with unparalleled networking and plenty of downtime pleasantries.   DGS XI will only be free for

Infographic 2015 Regulations in Review

Infographic | 2015 Regulations in Review

Emergency orders and advisories? Check. Airlines making their own rules? Check. Congress playing politics with key deadlines? No surprise to anyone who’s worked in the world of DG shipping regulations for more than 15 minutes. We know there’s only one constant—change.     Download a printable PDF of the Infographic | 2015 Regulations in Review

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