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In most cases, hazmat/dangerous goods shipments must be accompanied by a shipping paper when transported by ground, air, vessel, or rail. While the US DOT oversees all domestic hazmat shipments, the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) authorize shippers to follow the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code when offering hazmat for vessel transport...

Now that 2015 is well underway, designated facilities under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), or "Form R," reporting requirements at 40 CFR 372 should start preparing to submit 2014 data to US EPA by the July 1 deadline...

US EPA is now under pressure to respond to a lawsuit challenging the Agency’s standard for characterizing corrosive hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. The lawsuit requests two major changes to the current RCRA standard that would broaden the scope of materials that are characterized as corrosive hazardous waste. This major shift has the potential to bring new facilities and materials under the purview of the US EPA hazardous waste enforcement program.  

During workplace inspections last year, Fall Protection noncompliance was the single most common OSHA violation, according to the annual Top Ten List of Violations. Falls from elevated work areas are a major contributor to workplace injuries and fatalities, and the leading cause of death in the construction industry...

When planning your team's hazmat shipping or RCRA hazardous waste training, one important element to consider is testing. Is a test required to meet the training standard? If so, what kind of test must students complete and how should it be administered? As is often the case with regulatory questions, the answer is: "It depends"...

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), each US state may develop and enforce its own hazardous waste management program in lieu of the Federal EPA program. Every state has done so, except for Alaska and Iowa...

A hazmat placard is the most recognizable sign that a truck, train, or shipping container is carrying material that may be dangerous to the public and the environment. All hazmat shippers must meet certain requirements in order to ship any quantity of hazmat. When a quantity of hazardous materials requires a placard, it may trigger several additional requirements for shippers and carriers...

When rainwater or melting snow flows over paved streets, parking lots, rooftops, and other surfaces at industrial and construction sites, the water can pick up debris, sediments, chemicals, and other pollutants before it runs down a storm drain. To prevent these pollutants from making surface waters unsafe... 

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