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DG Digest: FMCSA revised HOS rules and OSHA to hold virtual public meetings in advance of International sessions on GHS

DG Digest: FMCSA revised HOS rules and OSHA to hold virtual public meetings in advance of International sessions on GHS

The nation completed another very difficult of week coping with the coronavirus pandemic as well as emerging civic strife engendered by very unfortunate current events. Here’s hoping that along with health, that peace and justice make a quick return for all the people of our nation.  There were several items of interest in the regulatory world,

DG Digest: HHS updates requirements for new class of respirators, PHMSA provides guidance for handling shipping papers

The week just concluded finds the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to dominate regulatory activity, though there is a strong leavening of other news.  Meanwhile, all of us continue to work towards moving the nation into a recovery phase, whenever that may become safe.  For now, stay the course!  Continue social distancing, wash those hands, protect your

DG Digest: FMCSA extends IRC on highway routing of hazmat, FRA sets drug & alcohol test rates for 2020

Last Saturday marked the Chinese New Year; the year 4718 in the Chinese calendar and the Year of the Rat, which renews the twelve year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac.  In Chinese culture, rats represent the positive traits of quickness, cleverness, and the ability to thrive even under difficult circumstances.  The Labelmaster family wishes all

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

DG Digest: EPA to limit some feedback under Toxic Substances Control Act

It’s hot, right? Mid-summer is here with tremendous heat and we all have to protect our employees. Remember the basics: provide plenty of water, make sure employees take more frequent breaks in a cool area, caution them against overexertion in the heat, and keep an extra eye open for people struggling in the weather. Let’s all do our

DG Digest: EPA eliminating requirement for mercury-based sensing devices for ignitability tests

The first week of April has ended—is your site experiencing “April showers that bring May flowers?”  If so, make sure that your storm drains and other runoff devices aren’t clogged and that any regulated discharge doesn’t get into those storm drains.  That tends to be a serious non-compliance issue for local municipal authorities who have

DG Digest: IATA updates lithium battery handling guidance and the FAA posts 2019 drug and alcohol testing rates

Our entry into December and the full-on holiday season finds regulatory activity back to a slightly lower level after last week’s big HM-215O release.  Don’t let the holiday rush impact your workplace’s safety plan; many people have busy schedules and lots to do away from the job for the next month or so.  Be sure

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