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DG Digest: EPA Updates RMP to Reduce Accidents and Updates on Drug & Alcohol Testing from FRA/FMCSA

DG Digest: EPA Updates RMP to Reduce Accidents and Updates on Drug & Alcohol Testing from FRA/FMCSA

Happy New Year!  I’m sure I speak for the entire Labelmaster family when I express our hope that you will enjoy a safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.  Today’s digest covers the last two weeks of the year just concluded.  Although activity was minimal, a number of issues worth noting occurred over the holiday period, so

DG Digest: FMCSA’s Clearinghouse Database, FRA Issues Safety Advisory, and PHMSA Seeks Feedback on HMR Harmonization

Welcome to December!  The last month of the year finds us launching into busy holiday preparations and also finds an extra busy past week when it comes to regulatory activity.  Let’s see what happened out there: FMCSA The agency announced its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to  extend an existing

DG Digest: EPA Hazwaste Revisions, FRA Issues Safety Advisory, and PHMSA Special Permit Activity Spikes

Welcome back everyone!  Hopefully your Thanksgiving holiday was peaceful and fulfilling.  With the shortened holiday week things were a little bit slow in the regulatory world, however even so there were several items of note.  Let’s take a look: U.S. EPA The agency has published a significant revision to the hazardous waste rules that govern

DG Digest: Global DG Updates, EPA Chief on Safer Choice Labeling, and OSHA to Tighten Fall Prevention Rules

It’s the week of the US Thanksgiving holiday, and the Labelmaster staff and family would like to wish our customers and our much appreciated blog readership a safe and happy holiday this Thursday!  Despite the coming holidays last week turned out to be a big one in the regulatory world, with several announcements of note,

DG Digest: a U.S. Appellate court clears the way for driver electronic log books and possible Supreme Court showdown

Just in case you got to work an hour early this morning, remember—we “fell back” an hour.  On the good news side, it gives you plenty of time to catch up on the latest and greatest in the world of regulations.  With Tuesday’s general election looming, the last week saw relatively limited action as the

DG Digest: Injunction Halts Hazmat Tax, Joint PHMSA/OSHA Public Meetings Announced, and a Busy Week at the EPA

Happy Halloween everyone!  Make it a safe and memorable family holiday.  Let’s get to this week’s issue of “treats” in the world of Dangerous Goods. Rail Tax News Hazmat shippers by rail to, from, or through the State of California are breathing a sigh of at least temporary relief after a Federal Court issued an

DG Digest: FMCSA Reviewing Testing Delays, OSHA Responds to President’s Executive Order, and FRA Issues Follow-up to its Emergency Repair Order

As October deepens and the fall season and the coming holidays approach, the regulatory world continues its usual busy schedule.  If you aren’t busy raking leaves yet, take a few moments to check out the latest and greatest: FMCSA The agency released a new rule consolidating a variety of amendments and corrections to the FMCSR. 

DG Digest: EPA SmartWay Winners, OSHA Wants YOU!, and Jeanne Zmich Honored on HCB Live!

If you keep track of such things, October 1st is the beginning of the new fiscal year for the federal government, and also the close date for many of the agencies that publish to the federal register.  As such, October is often an active month for changes.  Let’s jump into last week’s action: TSA Every

DG Digest: FedEx LiBat Changes, Samsung Recall Woes Grow, and EPA Settles with Major Grocery Chain

We begin the last week of September and the first full week of the autumn season with interesting news on the ever changing Lithium Battery front as well as activity by both the FRA and EPA on several fronts.  Let’s get right to it:  IATA/FedEx Lithium Battery Changes With big changes already planned (again) for