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DG Digest: PHMSA withdraws proposed vapor limits for unrefined petroleum and class 3 materials on the nation’s railways

DG Digest: PHMSA withdraws proposed vapor limits for unrefined petroleum and class 3 materials on the nation’s railways

The nation paused over the weekend just concluded to honor its fallen military veterans and also, this year, to mark the unimaginable toll taken of our fellow citizens by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Surely it was a Memorial Day unlike any of us now living has experienced.  The Labelmaster family joins our country in honoring those

Want to show supply chain workers real gratitude? Make hazmat compliance more important.

For workers in the Dangerous Goods supply chain, the first quarter of 2020 was extraordinary—for two reasons. The first reason? That’s obvious. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered seismic shifts in what we ship, how much we ship and how we ship it, and the global supply chain met the challenge. Despite a steep drop in overall

DG Digest: ICAO publishes COVID-19 safety handbook for the aviation industry and PHMSA issues HM-215O final rule

May continues under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, in what we may all perhaps hope represents a step towards recovery, the big news this week is far more focused towards what we all might call “normal” regulatory activity, rather than the specific, focused actions related to the outbreak which have had primacy over

DG Digest: PHMSA releases interpretive guide and USPS issues special exemption for hand sanitizer transport

The holiday weekend just concluded finds the nation still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic as the overriding priority in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. This applies to the logistics sector as well, with several new items of interest related to the subject. Life does go on in the meantime too of course, and this is

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

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