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DG Digest: DOT announces $1 billion in infrastructure grants

DG Digest: DOT announces $1 billion in infrastructure grants

The first week in March finds the nation confronting a potentially serious health threat in the form of the new COVD-19 coronavirus.  The biggest positive actions we as regulatory and EHS professionals can take to help our fellow employees is to encourage everyone to not panic, and to employ common sense precautions like thorough hand

DG Digest: FRA publishes regulation on risk reduction programs and FMCSA announces reduced fees for states

The week just ended found regulatory activity about normal—several actions of interest including several Special Permit actions from PHMSA and a big new final rule from the FRA. In another story that is not currently receiving heavy US media coverage, our Canadian neighbors are experiencing an environmental and political dispute that has had a significant impact

DG Digest: In response to derailments, Transport Canada orders ‘Key Trains’ to limit speed to 25 mph

We begin the second week of February with Transport Canada taking center stage on the regulatory scene in a major action directed at addressing train operating safety following a pair of recent oil train derailments.  Find the details on that below.  A variety of other and somewhat less minor—but still interesting–actions rounded out the week’s

DG Digest: OSHA seeks renewal of HAZWOPER program and UNECE published a Corrigendum to the EU ADR

It’s the first week of February and regardless of whether the trusty groundhog did or didn’t see his shadow where you live on Sunday, it’s likely that you and your employees are still facing a considerable stretch of winter weather before things start to brighten up and get warmer.  Be sure your team stays focused

DG Digest: PHMSA seeks comments on IRC for high-hazard flammables trains

Welcome back from the long weekend!  Hopefully everyone enjoyed a nice rest and safe travels.  As one might expect with the shortened week containing the Thanksgiving holiday, regulatory action over the last seven days was relatively minimal.  Here’s the action to begin December: PHMSA The agency published a request for comment on a proposed revision

DG Digest: OSHA to meet on policies to help improve worker safety in December

Mid-November found regulatory activity at minimal levels.  Meanwhile, as the nation begins its transition into the holiday season, be sure that safety remains an important part of your employee population’s schedule.  Here’s the latest news: OSHA The agency announced a meeting of its National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, which, as its name

DG Digest: DOT appoints members to first Lithium Battery Advisory Committee

It’s November 11th; today the nation pauses to remember and express its gratitude to our military veterans, so many of whom have given so much for all of us.  The Labelmaster family joins the rest of our country in saying, “Thank you, veterans!” Unexpectedly severe cold and snow also grips the nation as this issue

DG Digest: PHMSA special permits announced and U.N. GHS 8th Revision now available for download

Mid-October finds the regulatory scene continuing to be fairly active as the season advances.  The leaves are falling; be sure to keep your workplace’s sidewalks and other walkways clear to avoid leaves hiding cracks, bumps, or other imperfections that could pose a trip hazard for employees and visitors.  Here’s all the latest news: PHMSA The

DG Digest: IATA updates dangerous goods acceptance checklists for the upcoming 61st DGR

The first week of October found regulatory activity rising quickly from its now-passed summer doldrums, with a variety of new actions.  The FMCSA was quite busy in the US, while the issuance of the 21st Edition of the UNMR gives industry professionals a new model to consider.  See all the action right here: IATA The

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