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Why the updated 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook is more essential than ever

Why the updated 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook is more essential than ever

Every four years the United States, Canadian and Mexican governments cooperate in issuing a revised edition of a wonderfully useful and often terribly important little orange book: the Emergency Response Guidebook, commonly known as “the ERG.” The 2016 edition is coming soon, and it promises to be more essential than ever. From “quick and dirty”

Airlines/ICAO React to e-cigarette Storage on Passenger Flights

As of June 15, 2015, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has banned passengers and crew from storing electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other battery-powered electronic smoking devices in checked bags on passenger airlines.  This final ruling follows an advisory warning to the airline industry issued by ICAO in December 2014 regarding safety concerns related to

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

Airlines Imposing Additional Restrictions on Lithium Battery Shipments

There have been a number of recent news media accounts related to the transport of lithium batteries aboard aircraft.  While the air transport of lithium cells and batteries is fundamentally safe there have been incidents that should raise concern.   In almost all of the incidents that have occurred there has not been conclusive evidence to

Regulatory Issues Addressing Crude Oil/Ethanol Shipments by Rail

Regulatory Issues Addressing Crude Oil / Ethanol Shipments by Rail

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CT It is more important than ever for companies that ship crude oil and flammable products to ensure they are compliant. In this webinar you will learn about: Proposed tank cars for North America. Compliance with DOT/TSA regulations – shipper and carrier requirements Exceptions taken by DOT inspectors

What exactly are dangerous goods?

Infographic | What exactly are Dangerous Goods?

Beyond explosives, corrosives and other flammable or radioactive materials, the Dangerous Goods classification encompasses a surprising array of everyday items. This infographic takes a look at some of the things people might be surprised to learn are regulated when it comes to shipping.     To learn more about these and other important DG topics