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DG Digest: PHMSA releases Lithium Battery Handling Guide in attempt to simplify disparate regulations across the U.S.

DG Digest: PHMSA releases Lithium Battery Handling Guide in attempt to simplify disparate regulations across the U.S.

Did your workplace mark Fire Prevention Week? The annual reminder to take fire danger seriously is based on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred 150 years this year from October 8th through the 10th in 1871 and destroyed a 3.3 square mile area—at that time, a span encompassing most of the city. The tragedy

DG Digest: PHMSA reinstates pandemic relief of test & recertification of pressure cylinders; IMO releases chart outlining current and future IMDG Code amendments

Hopefully, everyone has had a chance to enjoy all or part of the ongoing Labelmaster Dangerous Goods Symposium. As usual, the employees creating and coordinating the event are doing their amazing best. Many thanks to them, to all of the speakers, and to everyone participating. (You can register for this week’s sessions here.) Hopefully, next year’s event can

DG Digest: Agencies Publish Semi-annual Regulatory Agendas

The nation enters August with a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic driven by the Delta variant of the virus.  As DG/HSE professionals committed to safe practices, let’s all work together to remain aware of any changed policies in our local jurisdictions—they may differ significantly from place to place—and be ready to help our employers with understanding and

DG Digest: UN ADR Wraps Up 15th Meeting of the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Spring arrived Saturday.  With it comes not only flowers but the hope of a looming end to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many workplaces are assisting interested, eligible employees with finding vaccination availability.  Eligibility criteria varies across the country on a state-by-state basis; if your workplace has an assistance program, be sure you’re ready to answer questions

DG Digest: See the significant changes to Amendment 40 of the Covid-19-delayed IMDG Code.

The last full week of the month begins with a new administration in place in Washington.  On the DG front, PHMSA will continue business as usual for now.  What impact (or not) the new political environment may have on our industry community’s specific interests remain to be seen.  The Senate is currently working on the

DG Digest: US DOT & Sub-agencies Publish Civil Penalties for 2021

Despite our hopes for a smoother start, the second week of the new year found the nation facing not only the ongoing pandemic but also unprecedented political turmoil in Washington, DC.  However as Dangerous Goods/EHS Professionals, it’s our job to keep looking forward to better times and to make sure we all do our part

DG Digest: PHMSA publishes HM-219C and IMO delays enforcement of Amendment 40-20

The week just finished saw the nation celebrate Thanksgiving and roll into the major stretch of the December holidays.  As we all await the end of what has been an enormously trying year, let’s focus on helping employees and the transport chain stay safe and in doing our part to help improve the nation’s continued

DG Digest: PHMSA relief exemptions for hand sanitizer expire & the EPA published the thirty-eighth update of Federal Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket.

The nation moves into November facing both a national election as well as, unfortunately, a resurgent pandemic. Let’s all stay calm, act responsibly, and do what we can to contribute to the safety and well being of our country. No matter how things go this Tuesday, in the end, we’re all in this together.  The week just

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