Tag Archives: ICAO

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

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

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

DG Digest: PHMSA Seeks Input for U.N. Geneva Meeting and USPS Revises Lithium Battery Rules

The end of July finds the Federal Register having roared back to life after a period of relative quiet; most of the action revolves around information requests versus rulemaking, but still, given how slow things have been in the US regulatory world, the activity is significant.  See all the action below. PHMSA The nation’s DG

DG Digest: ICAO releases variations, U.S. exploring cabin laptop ban, and OSHA issues comment period on scissor lifts

As we roll towards the end of May and the beginning of summer, regulatory activity continues at a slower pace than had characterized the previous several years as federal agencies retool to meet the new administration’s much reduced focus on the subject.  How will that play out long term?  Stick with our weekly blog, and

Proposed laptop carry-on ban may put far more passengers in danger

Plans to ban laptops and tablets from the cabins of flights from Europe were put on hold when the European Union decided against implementation on May 17. But the ban remains in place for flights from eight Middle Eastern countries, and we persist in our opinion opposing it. By Neil McCulloch The proposed ban on

13 things you may not know about lithium, batteries, and lithium batteries

With lithium batteries once again the hot subject at recent meetings of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, you might be tempted to ask, What can they possibly say about lithium batteries that we don’t already know? Well, here are a few things … Lithium is the third smallest element

DG Digest: FMCSA pulls revised carrier safety fitness determination and EPA cuts could portend the end of the Chemical Safety Board

As March Madness approaches its climax with the selection of the “Final Four,” Dangerous Goods’ own version of this Spring’s guessing game goes on as well.  The elusive USDOT/PHMSA HM-215N UN Harmonization remains unpublished as of this morning, and the rumors that had its release “imminent” seem to have ebbed as well.  For now, patience

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