Tag Archives: Shipping

USDOT/PHMSA Releases Update to Class 7 Rules

In the July 11th 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule conforming certain regulations within the US 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to those of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In docket PHMSA-2009-0063 (HM-250), PHMSA

Hazard Communication and the Transport of Hazardous Materials: Different Systems with Differing Requirements

Based on the confusion among some Labelmaster customers, it seems to us that there is still no small amount of clarification required in industry relating to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), published in the 29 CFR 1910.1200 and governing workplace hazard communication, and its relationship (or lack thereof) to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)

ICAO Rules to Ban Lithium Battery Cargo on Passenger Aircraft

June 24th, 2014 By Bob Richards and Paul Burgess The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced yesterday that “subject to Council approval,” the rules under which various types of Lithium Batteries may be shipped by air are changing with the issuance of the upcoming 2015-2016 Technical Instructions. The ICAO Technical Instructions serve as the internationally

Do You Know Your Hazmat?

When we think of the various types of hazardous materials (“hazmat”) offered for transport, we tend to visualize typical hazmat transport vehicles seen on the highway. Everyday hazardous material shipments found traveling along the roadway often will include a tank-truck of gasoline (flammable liquid), a flat-bed carrying drums of sulfuric acid (corrosive), or a high

Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) Software Now Provides SAP Integration

  Here is a snippet from the press release that went out this morning: “Integrating with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, makes perfect sense given the demand from our customers,” said Forest Himmelfarb, Vice President at Labelmaster. “SAP focuses in most of the industries where hazmat compliance is most acute, including the

Compliant and Efficient Hazmat Shipping (Link to Inbound Logistics Magazine, April 2014)

The April 2014 issue of Inbound Logistics Thought Leaders features Labelmaster’s Vice-President of Software & Services, Forest Himmelfarb discussing Efficient and Compliant Hazmat Shipping.  To learn more visit:  http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/efficient-and-compliant-hazmat-shipping-today-you-can-have-both/

USDOT Releases Reauthorization Proposal

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) released its reauthorization proposal on April 29th. The massive bill, even the brief summary of which is over one hundred pages, will do everything from set priorities for federal highways, to issuing new rules for railroad passenger equipment purchases, to explicating in detail various budget line items for

US Postal Service Changes Certain DMM Hazardous Materials Regulations to Harmonize with USDOT Rules

Shippers of hazardous materials who ship products using the US Postal Service (USPS) may be pleased with a new ruling from that agency.  In a response letter dated 31 January 2014 and addressed to the Council On Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) in reference to a September 2013 inquiry made by that body, USPS