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DG Digest: OSHA announces intent to harmonize with 7th Revision of GHS in 2019

DG Digest: OSHA announces intent to harmonize with 7th Revision of GHS in 2019

Need we say it?  Be safe with fireworks! This week’s holiday is no reason to endure a tragedy. The safest course is to leave that kind of celebrating to the industry professionals, and just sit back and watch them do their thing. The week’s news was surprisingly busy in what is often a sparse period;

DG Digest: PHMSA weighs in on class 9 non-bulk requirements, tape width on spec packages, and further international harmonization

The summer season kicks off with a slightly elevated level of regulatory action, including interesting interpretations from PHMSA.  Meanwhile, it’s time to start planning for the warm season at your company.  Are you ready with a plan to mitigate the risk of heat related illness for your employees?  Proactive is far better than reactive for

DG Digest: PHMSA defines scope and mission of new Accident Investigation Team

The year progresses; here it is May tomorrow already!  April closes out with significantly increased regulatory activity; the biggest news being PHMSA’s announcement of a new Research and Development Forum and a big plug for its new Hazmat Investigative team.  See all the details below: PHMSA The agency reiterated the mission of its new hazmat

DG Digest: Confluence of circumstances led to Lac-Megantic not guilty verdicts

Believe it or not, we’re already past mid-January and heading towards the home stretch of what is typically the most troubling weather month of the year across the country.  Stay safe, stay warm, and keep your eyes on the calendar!  Spring will come sure enough.  Meanwhile, it was a fairly active week in the regulatory

DG Digest: Federal Agencies Publish Semi-annual Regulatory Agendas

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday begins our week.  The Labelmaster family hopes that every American will find a positive way to embrace Dr. King’s legacy and help to improve our nation. Regulatory activity remains at fairly low ebb; here’s the latest: U.S. EPA The agency published its annual adjustment of monetary penalty

DG Digest: EPA to Scrap Obama ‘Clean Power Plan’ and DOT Expands Banned Drugs List

As the weather declines and the days shorten, we all spend more time indoors—time to make sure your HVAC systems are running safely.  Each year, Carbon Monoxide poisoning takes an unfortunate toll, and a few simple checks can save lives.  Inspect your home and workplace systems soon!  This week’s regulatory activity was light; here the

DG Digest: TSA Expanding Biometric Data to Pre-Check Customers and OSHA Issues IRC on ‘Control of Hazardous Energy.’

Halloween has come and gone, and November is rushing right in with the holiday season just around the corner.  Will regulatory activity speed up with the season?  We’ll have to wait and see.  Here’s what was new this week, with Information Collection Requests and meeting notices being the primary stories: OSHA The agency renewed an

DG Digest: EPA extentions, proposed new rules for table saws, and OSHA is looking for training partners

Welcome to mid-May!  It was another fairly quiet week in the regulatory world, with what news there was mainly focused in the environmental and safety sectors.  Here’s the brief: U.S. EPA On December 15, 2016, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on whether revision to the current size standards for

DG Digest: despite persistent rumors of movement, HM-215N remains in limbo

Happy Daylight Savings Time!  Hopefully the famed “National Jet Lag Day” has not caused you too much angst.  Statistics show that the Monday following the “Spring Forward” time shift is a peak day for traffic accidents, so please be extra careful.  Regulatory activity continues at fairly low ebb, although it does seem to be slowly

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