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DG Digest: while not changing regulations, Transport Canada to reform the language of TDGR

DG Digest: while not changing regulations, Transport Canada to reform the language of TDGR

Winter slogs on as we approach the end of February and look forward to March, which, according to tradition, “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”  Let’s all hope so!  Meanwhile, the week just concluded saw a number of actions of interest, with both national and international actions taking place that

DG Digest: FRA publishes regulation on risk reduction programs and FMCSA announces reduced fees for states

The week just ended found regulatory activity about normal—several actions of interest including several Special Permit actions from PHMSA and a big new final rule from the FRA. In another story that is not currently receiving heavy US media coverage, our Canadian neighbors are experiencing an environmental and political dispute that has had a significant impact

DG Digest: In response to derailments, Transport Canada orders ‘Key Trains’ to limit speed to 25 mph

We begin the second week of February with Transport Canada taking center stage on the regulatory scene in a major action directed at addressing train operating safety following a pair of recent oil train derailments.  Find the details on that below.  A variety of other and somewhat less minor—but still interesting–actions rounded out the week’s

DG Digest: FMCSA extends IRC on highway routing of hazmat, FRA sets drug & alcohol test rates for 2020

Last Saturday marked the Chinese New Year; the year 4718 in the Chinese calendar and the Year of the Rat, which renews the twelve year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac.  In Chinese culture, rats represent the positive traits of quickness, cleverness, and the ability to thrive even under difficult circumstances.  The Labelmaster family wishes all

DG Digest: PHMSA special permit to allow liquified natural gas on railways

Mid-December finds regulatory activity about average, with several actions.  At this time of year, our employees can feel very distracted with holiday plans and parties, shopping, and other preparations.  Let’s all be sure to help them stay focused on safety both in the workplace and off the job.  No one wants a holiday accident to

DG Digest: OSHA to meet on policies to help improve worker safety in December

Mid-November found regulatory activity at minimal levels.  Meanwhile, as the nation begins its transition into the holiday season, be sure that safety remains an important part of your employee population’s schedule.  Here’s the latest news: OSHA The agency announced a meeting of its National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, which, as its name

DG Digest: DOT appoints members to first Lithium Battery Advisory Committee

It’s November 11th; today the nation pauses to remember and express its gratitude to our military veterans, so many of whom have given so much for all of us.  The Labelmaster family joins the rest of our country in saying, “Thank you, veterans!” Unexpectedly severe cold and snow also grips the nation as this issue

DG Digest: PHMSA special permits announced and U.N. GHS 8th Revision now available for download

Mid-October finds the regulatory scene continuing to be fairly active as the season advances.  The leaves are falling; be sure to keep your workplace’s sidewalks and other walkways clear to avoid leaves hiding cracks, bumps, or other imperfections that could pose a trip hazard for employees and visitors.  Here’s all the latest news: PHMSA The

DG Digest: IATA updates dangerous goods acceptance checklists for the upcoming 61st DGR

The first week of October found regulatory activity rising quickly from its now-passed summer doldrums, with a variety of new actions.  The FMCSA was quite busy in the US, while the issuance of the 21st Edition of the UNMR gives industry professionals a new model to consider.  See all the action right here: IATA The

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