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DG Digest: Agencies Adjust Civil Penalties; DHS Delays REAL ID Enforcement Until May 2023

DG Digest: Agencies Adjust Civil Penalties; DHS Delays REAL ID Enforcement Until May 2023

Happy May greetings!  Hopefully this new month will bring not only the traditional “May Flowers” but also mark a turning point in our nation’s ongoing battle to control the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this point the whole country is eligible to be vaccinated, so as HSE professionals, let’s make sure we’re ready to help our fellow

DG Digest: Transport Canada updates guidance on COVID-19 related infectious substances, will conduct remote oversight for now

The third week of April found the nation still focused on vaccination efforts. Some companies are hosting vaccination events on their premises, some for employees only, and others for both employees and members of the surrounding community. If your company is holding such an event, make sure that all appropriate safety and security processes are in place

DG Digest: OSHA proposes bringing the U.S. inline with U.N.’s 7th revision of GHS.

It’s mid-February, and hopefully everyone had a chance to enjoy the spirit of the Valentine’s Day Holiday. We can all be grateful for loved ones. Keep doing your part to help keep them safe.  The week’s biggest news was easily the late in the week publication of a proposed revision to the nation’s Hazard Communication Standard or

Everything you need to know about MSDS-SDS conversions

Sometimes, we overlook the obvious. I was working with a client just last week and was asked to evaluate a pair of materials for further handling at a new site they are developing. “Will you please send me the Safety Data Sheets? I’ll take a look and run the numbers,” I said. A few minutes

DG Digest: OSHA updates workplace Covid-19 guidance and the FAA updates its ‘DRS’ database

Today marks the first day of February—already!  As veterans of the election transition process may have expected, the last week of the month featured a fairly quiet regulatory scene as one result of the new administration taking over in Washington, DC.  It’s common after a change in administrations for things to get a little slow

Dangerous Goods in 2020: Remarkable responses to an unprecedented year

January may seem like seven years ago, but 2020 actually began like any other year in the Dangerous Goods galaxy. We all know what’s happened since then. The COVID-19 pandemic has, of course, impacted every sector of the global economy. From a hazmat transport perspective, three major trends emerged: Regulatory bodies overseeing Dangerous Goods transport

DG Digest: PHMSA extends relief for rules on some hand sanitizer, FRA will require 40 states to develop plans that mitigate crossing risks

Mid-Month December saw PHMSA act to bring back part of the hand sanitizer exemptions that had expired on Halloween; details are below, but it’s important to note that the “new” (reinstated) exemption applies only to subject sanitizers manufactured PRIOR to the original expiration date.  Many shippers have moved on from there and are simply shipping

DG Digest: Transport Canada extends temporary COVID-related certifications through January 2021.

As may have been expected with the nation focused so heavily on the national election last week, regulatory activity was at a minimum. Sadly however, the pandemic took no break, with infections rising sharply across our nation. As HS&E professionals, let’s all do what we can to help protect our workplaces and model effective mitigation measures. Only

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