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DOT introduces HazMatt to combat the “plain brown box”

DOT introduces HazMatt to combat the “plain brown box”

Every year in the United States, there are approximately 1,500 reported transportation incidents caused by undeclared hazmat shipments. These rail fires, battery explosions and other incidents injure carrier employees and first responders while exposing them to dangerous chemicals and substances. Dangerous Goods regulations are useless if shippers don’t know what Dangerous Goods are. Ask any

Dangerous Goods competency assessments: A level beyond training

Should people who handle Dangerous Goods be as competent at their jobs as doctors are at theirs? Philip Mondor thinks so. “Doctors, nurses and lawyers are subject to rigorous competency assessments based on robust science. We’re seeing an emergence of similar practices in occupational areas that have regulated aspects, like logistics.” Mondor is the president

2018 DG Symposium moderator Geoff Leach on “The Global Regulatory Landscape”

Geoff Leach, founder and director of The Dangerous Goods Office, Ltd., will moderate a panel on The Global Regulatory Landscape at the 13th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 5–7, 2018, in Rosemont, Illinois. As one of the Dangerous Goods industry’s most recognizable veterans, Geoff Leach is a natural choice to moderate Thursday’s panel on recent

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 10

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 10

Summary: Volume 10 of the Dangerous Goods Report introduces a new framework that helps businesses realize a positive return on investment from their hazmat compliance programs—Total Value of Compliance. It also examines how advanced packaging technology simplifies the transport of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries and battery devices, and looks at the safety considerations

2018 Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Dave Brennan on IATA and innovation

  Dave Brennan, Assistant Director of Cargo Safety & Standards at International Air Transport Association, will share updates from IATA during the 13th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 5–7, 2018, in Rosemont, Illinois. Longtime IATA veteran Dave Brennan says, “It’s been one of the quieter years for updates.” Yet even in a quiet year, he

Avengers vs. Solo: A movie review for hazmat professionals

So far, it’s been a great summer season at the movies for Dangerous Goods professionals. Two blockbuster movies about hazardous materials transport have already blasted their way into your local multiplex. We’re talking, of course, about Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Now, to the layperson, Avengers may appear to be a

DG Digest: Federal Agencies Publish Semi-annual Regulatory Agendas

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday begins our week.  The Labelmaster family hopes that every American will find a positive way to embrace Dr. King’s legacy and help to improve our nation. Regulatory activity remains at fairly low ebb; here’s the latest: U.S. EPA The agency published its annual adjustment of monetary penalty

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 9

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 9

Summary: Volume 9 of the Dangerous Goods Report looks at an innovation that may change how we transport lithium batteries and battery devices, despite all the safety and regulatory hurdles involved. We also assess the unique challenges facing seven industries that ship Dangerous Goods, and review the eye-opening findings of our first-ever international DG compliance

DG Symposium keynote speaker Adrian Gonzalez asks, “What business are you in?”

Adrian Gonzalez, driving force behind Talking Logistics and founder of Adelante SCM, will deliver the opening keynote address of the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. You might know Adrian Gonzalez as the host of Talking Logistics, the online video talk show and blog featuring thought leaders and newsmakers from throughout the

DG Symposium speaker Brian Beetz gets shippers’ toughest questions

Brian Beetz, Labelmaster’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, will speak about recent updates to the 49 CFR during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Brian Beetz fulfills a role for Labelmaster that Labelmaster fulfills for its thousands of customers—making sure our products are compliant with the latest regulations and

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