If you're planning building maintenance, upgrades, or other projects for springtime, keep these tips in mind to avoid common RCRA hazardous waste and hazardous materials shipping compliance errors.
US DOT PHMSA released its annual “editorial corrections” rule last week to clarify and fix errors in the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
A Final Rule to revise the 49 CFR regulations for lithium battery air shipments replaces an interim Final Rule in effect since March 2019—and includes important changes that shippers should be aware of.
IATA has released the first Addendum to the 64th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (2023). Mandatory compliance with the new edition begins on January 1.
Update: A Final Rule to revise the USPS Publication 52 standards for mailing hazardous materials is in effect as of December 1, 2022.
Update 12/05/22: The President signed legislation on December 4 requiring railroads and rail workers to accept a tentative labor agreement reached by employers and union leadership earlier this year.
How hazardous materials shippers find and use applicable special provisions, and why they are essential to transportation safety and compliance with the HMR.
US DOT PHMSA and OSHA will host virtual public meetings on November 16 in preparation for a “hybrid meeting” of United Nations subcommittees on chemical hazard communication and hazardous materials transportation.
US DOT PHMSA recently published and requested public comment on a policy for shipping safety devices like the ones used in cars, vehicles, aircraft, and vessels.
In recent years, revisions to the rules for lithium battery air shipments have been a mainstay on the list of significant changes to IATA’s manual. 2023 will be no exception.
This 10-step Hazmat Shipper Starter Guide is your quick reference to the basics of hazardous materials shipping. While it’s not designed to replace effective hazmat training, it will introduce new managers to the major considerations and details that impact hazmat shipping compliance.