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DOT’s Check the Box making progress against undeclared Dangerous Goods

DOT’s Check the Box making progress against undeclared Dangerous Goods

Hazardous Matt is on a roll, and the “plain brown box” is in retreat. This time last year we took a first look at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Check the Box program, a multimedia campaign that addresses the ongoing problem of undeclared Dangerous Goods—also known as the “plain brown box.” The star of the

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

Hazmat Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, DG also stands for “Deepest Gratitude.”

We know lots of Dangerous Goods professionals are on vacation this week, but the supply chain never takes a holiday. That’s why we’d like to take a few moments to share our thanks for everyone who helps keep our highways, skies, rails and oceans safe. Thank you to the truckers, pilots, train drivers and others

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: 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

DG Digest: PHMSA rejects Oregon hazardous waste petition

Fall began with a roar across the country as heavy weather rolled in—a good reminder to have your workplace ready to cope.  In regulatory news, the FMCSA takes the lead this week with a large technical update to its core regulations.  Here’s all the latest: FMCSA The agency published an amendment making technical corrections throughout

DG Digest: PHMSA releases special permits and OHMS will hold a round table on safety and innovation

As we begin the fall season, now’s the time to review your workplace’s plan to cope with its weather.  Be sure to keep drains and gutters clear of leaves so leaks and puddles don’t add to safety risks.  It’s getting dark sooner—make sure your employee team focuses on safe driving and being aware pedestrians.  The

DG Digest: PHMSA releases pair of useful guides, FMCSA may reduce State fees collected from motor carriers

Although the calendar says that summer doesn’t end until September 22nd, for all practical purposes summer ended yesterday with the Labor Day holiday.  Hopefully everyone had a safe and happy long weekend!  The last week of the traditional summer season was unusually busy from a regulatory standpoint, with a number of actions rolling in to

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