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Lufthansa becomes the latest airline to restrict lithium battery transport—and the strictest.

Lufthansa becomes the latest airline to restrict lithium battery transport—and the strictest

Lufthansa becomes the latest airline to restrict lithium battery transport—and the strictest

Transporting lithium batteries by air continues to get more challenging. Lufthansa has just imposed restrictions that go well beyond international regulations.   Here’s a breakdown of the new restrictions, effective August 31*: Complete embargo of excepted standalone lithium batteries from all aircraft. These shipments will no longer be accepted on any Lufthansa Group passenger or

Infographic | The Essential ERG (Emergency Response Guide)

The Emergency Response Guide—better known as the ERG— is the first resource for identifying and responding to chemical hazards in a transportation emergency. You’ll find it anywhere people have a stake in the safe handling, transport and storage of Dangerous Goods. New additions, revisions and updates make the 2016 ERG the most essential ever. Here

US FRA Issues Safety Advisory for Passenger Train Operations

In continuing fallout from several recent passenger train accidents including fatality accidents on New York’s Metro-North commuter system and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Service, both of which incidents have been alleged to have had apparent contributing factors of excessive speed entering curves, the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a formal

What makes lithium batteries special?

Infographic | What Makes Lithium Batteries Special?

What is it about lithium batteries that makes them so effective at powering the world around us? What is it about them that classifies them as Dangerous Goods? This infographic takes a quick look at the remarkable technology behind these high-energy power sources and offers tips for ensuring safe and compliant shipping.     To

Shipping Placards: Dangerous Goods on roads and rails

Shipping Placards: Dangerous Goods on roads and rails

Placards play a vital role in Dangerous Goods transportation if an incident occurs—they alert first responders to any potential hazards in the shipment. In this video, Abe Samuel, National Sales Manager (and inventor of the Spacemaster® flip placard system), talks about the history of placarding and how shippers can stay compliant with the current regulations.

Dangerous Goods on Roads and Rails

Infographic | Dangerous Goods on Roads and Rails: Placards

Maintaining compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations doesn’t stop with packaging and labeling. Shippers need to be aware of placarding requirements before putting their shipments into commerce. This infographic provides a brief overview of the regulations governing the use of placards on trucks and trains.     To learn more about these and other important DG

The Evolution of Complication

Infographic | The Evolution of Complication

Today’s fast-paced world may bear little resemblance to the 1860s, but the safe shipping of Dangerous Goods was every bit as important then as it is now. This infographic provides a brief retrospective on the key milestones and government agencies that have shaped US shipping regulations over the past 100+ years.     To learn

Unlocking the mysteries of DG and the CFR

Infographic | Unlocking the Mysteries of DG and the CFR

Dangerous Goods regulations can seem like an alphabet soup of acronyms. This infographic provides a bit of clarity.     To learn more about these and other important DG topics Contact Labelmaster

Shipping Lithium Batteries

Infographic | Shipping Lithium Batteries

When shipping lithium batteries, which are classified as Dangerous Goods, maintaining compliance can be tricky. This infographic provides an overview of the regulations governing the movement of these increasingly common energy cells.   To learn more about these and other important DG topics Contact Labelmaster

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