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9 improvements you can expect from smarter online hazmat training

9 improvements you can expect from smarter online hazmat training

Ever ask a sulky teenager to execute a household chore? They’ll do the bare minimum, but it’s easy to see that it could have been done better. There’s a similar dynamic with Dangerous Goods training. The law says employees have to be trained if an organization ships or handles hazardous materials, and many companies do

DG Digest: PHMSA published final rule that its employees can refer relevant potential criminal acts to DOT Inspector General

Here we are in Mid-May already!  Where does the time go? Hopefully everyone is enjoying the warming spring weather and looking forward to the coming summer season. As HSE professionals, remember that it’s our job to have a solid heat plan in effect to help protect our fellow employees from any heat-related illnesses.  It will

DG Digest: Supply Chain Shortages Force PHMSA to Relax Some Rules for Sealing Tapes

Sunday was Mother’s Day, and the Labelmaster joins to wish all those hard-working Moms out there the credit they deserve. We hope you had a great and special day and a wonderful year coming up! Here’s the latest news from the last two weeks: PHMSA The agency published a notice of discretionary enforcement allowing inspectors to take

DG Digest: FMCSA amends rule that CMV drivers submit list of traffic convictions annually to their employers

The coming week features St. Patrick’s Day!  For most people it’s a chance for fun and a commemoration of our nation’s rich Irish cultural heritage. Be sure to celebrate safely! Here’s last week’s regulatory news: PHMSA The agency issued a new set of Special Permit actions last week. See the actions here: 2022-04944.pdf (govinfo.gov) 2022-04947.pdf (govinfo.gov) 2022-04948.pdf (govinfo.gov)

DG Digest: FMCSA to increase commercial vehicle interior windshield size to accommodate on-board safety technology

The end of the first week in March finds the world watching a full-scale war in the heart of Europe.  Exactly what impact that will have long-term beyond the obvious human tragedy remains to be seen, but short term, it is going to add many challenges to an already pandemic stressed supply chain. Labelmaster will do

DG Digest: U.S. EPA proposes revised emission limits for facilities involved with lead acid battery manufacturing

It’s the last day of February—March rolls in tomorrow with its promise of the coming Spring.  I’m sure all of us are ready after another winter battling the pandemic and now with the very troubled international situation taking shape in Europe.  Let us all hope for better times soon. It was a quiet regulatory week; here’s

DG Digest: PHMSA publishes latest round of Special Permits

It’s Valentine’s Day!  Hopefully there is something sweet in store for you and your family for it. Enjoy it! In a regulatory sense, mid-February finds things relatively “business-as-usual,” with some of the typical items promulgated over the last week. Here’s the latest: PHMSA The agency published it’s latest raft of Special Permit actions, with some of the typical

DG Digest: U.S Coast Guard issues final rule amending how waterfront facilities handle LNG

The first week in February is here, and the groundhog saw his shadow—six more weeks of winter!  Be sure your winter safety plan stays active until we all get through to the new Spring.  There was a variety of news from various federal agencies last week, including an ICR dealing with COVID issues from the

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