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

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

DG Digest: PHMSA relief exemptions for hand sanitizer expire & the EPA published the thirty-eighth update of Federal Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket.

The nation moves into November facing both a national election as well as, unfortunately, a resurgent pandemic. Let’s all stay calm, act responsibly, and do what we can to contribute to the safety and well being of our country. No matter how things go this Tuesday, in the end, we’re all in this together.  The week just

DG Digest: OSHA proposing GHS ICR that could impact five million private employers

As the nation slides towards Halloween at the end of this coming week, it’s good to remember that even though this year will be different because of the ongoing pandemic, in many places children and families will be out celebrating the holiday.  Kids get extra excited and many costumes may restrict vision, so let’s all

Beirut explosion reinforces need for hazmat storage safety

On August 4th, 2020, a massive explosion destroyed the port and devastated much of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, located on the Mediterranean Sea.  While only preliminary reports exist as of press time, indications are that the blast may have been the result of the detonation for causes yet to be determined of up to

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