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DG Digest: EPA issues IRC on hazardous substance discharges into waterways

DG Digest: EPA issues IRC on hazardous substance discharges into waterways

The nation continues to be battered over large areas by very late and unusually heavy snowfalls.  Many companies have plowing & shoveling contracts with private vendors that often end on April 1st each spring.  If this is how it works at your company, it may be the case that your vendor will need that extra

IATA Publishes 2018 Guidelines for Passengers Traveling with Lithium Batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today published their guidelines for passengers traveling with lithium batteries and devices that contain lithium batteries. Please download and refer to their full guide here: LithiumBatteryPassengers_March 2018. Some highlights: Effective March, 2018 These rules are already in effect as of March. The guide covers topics like: Types of batteries and when

DG Digest: The TSA is updating penalties for cargo screeners & IATA issues guidance on ‘label border’ issue

April is here and along with moderating weather brings with it a few new items for our blog, although in general regulatory activity remains limited.  Here are the latest relevant releases: DOL/OSHA OSHA and the Department of Labor are planning a renewed ICR dealing with their Respiratory Protection Standard.  This set of regulations sets the

Hazmat experts agree—it’s time to sign up for the Dangerous Goods Symposium!

Register today! Rates go up April 1. September seems a long way off, doesn’t it? We in the Midwest are still digging out from our biggest snowfall in a couple of years, and major league baseball players are only just reporting to spring training this week. But it’s not too soon to talk about September,

Hazmat hopes: A 2018 wish list from top Dangerous Goods professionals

Last November, we asked our readers a simple question: What’s your biggest wish for 2018 in the entire Dangerous Goods galaxy? What regulation would you change? What stress-inducing process would you simplify? What one thing would you change to make your job easier—and the world safer? DG pros from all over responded, with wishes ranging

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DG Digest: IATA will begin to use its 59th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations

Holiday greetings! Hopefully everyone enjoyed their day. Normally, the period between Christmas and the New Year is very quiet; this year, we have a new IATA Corrigendum to consider! See the details below as well as the rest of the week’s news—and have a safe and happy New Year’s Day celebration: IATA Corrigendum to the

DG Digest: IATA to Explore New Limits on Some Lithium Battery Shipments and the FBI Issues IRC under The Bioterrorism Act

As busy holiday preparations overtake most of the country—have you finished YOUR shopping?—the regulatory scene remains relatively quiet in terms of “heavy hitters,” although quite a few items of interest certainly did pop up this week.  Perhaps the recently concluded UN meetings in Geneva will lead to increased action in the new year—if so, we’ll

DG Digest: IATA releases updated checklist to compliment the 59th DGR

As we roll into the holiday rush period, regulatory activity continues to be fairly slow—more time for all those last minute holiday projects, shopping, or travel, perhaps!  Be sure that whatever you do, you do it safely—holidays tend to make us a bit less careful as we all get busier.  At any rate—here’s what’s happening

Hey hazmat pros—what’s #1 on your 2018 Dangerous Goods wish list?

Back in 2016, if you’d asked people who ship lithium batteries and battery-powered devices what they wished for in 2017, they might have said “We wish there was a simple cardboard box that contained lithium battery fires without gels, pellets or heavy liners. Then we might be able to compliantly ship our products via commercial

Fall meetings highlight changes in Dangerous Goods air transport

The fall season in odd-numbered years has traditionally been a busy time for people who handle Dangerous Goods by air, and 2017 was no exception. Consider this timetable: Labelmaster’s 12th Dangerous Goods Symposium, Chicago, Sept. 6–8 IATA’s Dangerous Goods Board, 111th meeting in Brussels, Sept. 18–21 IATA’s Lithium Battery Seminar in Barcelona, Oct. 3–5 ICAO’s

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