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Watch the video that has hazmat pros cheering and laughing

Watch the video that has hazmat pros cheering and laughing

We kicked off the recent 2017 Dangerous Goods Symposium with a video that had nearly 300 DG professionals roaring. Kids Say the DG’est Things introduces kids to the challenges we face every day, and their candid responses are adorable, hilarious and—ultimately—a touching tribute to the importance of the DG professional. Enjoy the video? Leave a

Iron Throne

Game of Thrones 2017 preview (Hazmat Transport edition)

Last year, we convincingly demonstrated that the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones is really about hazmat transport. To recap: Game of Thrones and the hazmat transport business are each based on an extremely long, frighteningly complex book series—A Song of Ice and Fire and the Codes of Federal Regulations, respectively. Flammable liquids (Hazard

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 8

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 8

Summary: DG Training Online—Compliance with Convenience. Dangerous Goods trainers embrace interactive online training as a stress-reducing solution. Integrated DG Software = Streamlined Compliance. Why more of today’s hazmat shippers are integrating DG software with their ERPs. State of the Ion. A snapshot of current lithium battery shipping regulations, and the packaging breakthrough that may make battery shipping less

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 7

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 7

Summary: HM-215: Are you ready for the border patrol? If you ship Dangerous Goods, don’t let new border measurement regulations for labels and placards catch you unprepared. Ship damaged batteries in a fiberboard box? Yes, you can! Just in time for the largest cell phone recall ever—new Special Permit Packaging makes reverse logistics easier and

Shouldn’t you have a Lithium Battery Advisor for everyday life?

Shouldn’t you have a Lithium Battery Advisor for everyday life?

Lithium battery shipping is complex and challenging, but Labelmaster’s Lithium Battery Advisor software makes it simple and stress-free. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a Lithium Battery Advisor for all your everyday challenges? Seriously. Think about how quickly lithium battery regulations have changed. Many shipments that not long ago required no special handling at

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 6

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 6

Summary: The Elements of Compliant Packaging: Why hazmat packaging comes in so many different forms, configurations and sizes. Infographic: Your Guide to Retail Reverse Logistics, or, “How to Keep Returns from Coming Back to Haunt You” It’s July 2016. Do you know where your hazcom compliance stands? Every workplace in the US should now—in theory,

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 5

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 5

Lithium Battery Shipping—Retail Rolls with the Changes. Cover Story: Challenging skies for lithium battery shippers. As lithium battery shipping regulations get even more complex and restrictive, retailers must adopt new processes and tactics. A look inside UN-certified packaging. Do you need it? Is it worth it? And what do all those letters and numbers mean?

What makes lithium batteries special?

Infographic | What Makes Lithium Batteries Special?

What is it about lithium batteries that makes them so effective at powering the world around us? What is it about them that classifies them as Dangerous Goods? This infographic takes a quick look at the remarkable technology behind these high-energy power sources and offers tips for ensuring safe and compliant shipping.     To

Dangerous Goods on Roads and Rails

Infographic | Dangerous Goods on Roads and Rails: Placards

Maintaining compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations doesn’t stop with packaging and labeling. Shippers need to be aware of placarding requirements before putting their shipments into commerce. This infographic provides a brief overview of the regulations governing the use of placards on trucks and trains.     To learn more about these and other important DG

The Evolution of Complication

Infographic | The Evolution of Complication

Today’s fast-paced world may bear little resemblance to the 1860s, but the safe shipping of Dangerous Goods was every bit as important then as it is now. This infographic provides a brief retrospective on the key milestones and government agencies that have shaped US shipping regulations over the past 100+ years.     To learn

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