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In January, US DOT gave hazmat shippers more flexibility by incorporating 96 hazmat special permits into the text of the Hazardous Materials Regualtions (HMR). In doing so, it allowed all hazmat shippers to capitalize on exceptions and reliefs previously reserved for those approved to use these special permits. 

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In today's Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (PHMSA OHMS) announced they will host a public meeting on March 23 and 24 to brief the public on recently completed hazardous materials projects and PHMSA’s plans for future projects and research.

Preparing-for-and-Dealing-With-OSHA-Inspections

No matter how many OSHA workplace safety inspections you’ve been through, the sound of an inspector knocking may still make you anxious. In most cases, OSHA inspectors—also known as Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs)—will arrive at your workplace without providing advanced notice. As a result, safety inspections often come as a surprise to the employer, which only adds to the uncertainty and anxiety... 

COSTHA-to-Host-3rd-Working-Group-on-Lithium-Batter

In Bordeaux, France on March 30-April 1, 2016, the Council for the Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA), in cooperation with battery industry groups RECHARGE and the Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), will host its third UN Informal Working Group on lithium batteries. 

How-States-Adopt-New-RCRA-Hazardous-Waste-Rule

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Congress and the US EPA encourage each state to implement and oversee its own hazardous waste program. With the exception of Alaska and Iowa, each US state (and several territories) maintains its own RCRA program that operates in lieu of the Federal rules...

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