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10/28/2019

CSB Releases Fact Update on PES Refinery Explosion

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a factual update on the major incident at the PES Refinery in Philadelphia on the morning of June 21, 2019.  

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10/21/2019

Hazmat Compatibility: What Shippers Need to Know

When shipping hazardous materials, it is crucial that incompatible materials are kept separate from each other. But how do we know which materials will react with others, or with their packaging?

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10/21/2019

Hazardous Cargo Forum Announced in Response to Recent Fires

Lloyd’s List and its research counterparts will host an interactive forum on November 14 to tackle shortfalls in dangerous goods supply-chain management strategies.

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10/11/2019

Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Although the lithium-ion battery is just about 30 years old, it has “created the right conditions for a wireless and fossil fuel-free society, and so brought the greatest benefit to humankind,” according to the Nobel committee. For these reasons, the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to the creators of the lithium-ion battery.  

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09/24/2019

Hazmat News: PHMSA Special Permit Actions and More

A roundup of recent hazardous materials regulatory activity, including recent PHMSA actions on hazmat special permits, a hazmat R&D roundtable announced for October, and updates to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry. 

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09/24/2019

9 1/2 Hazmat Air Shipping Errors to Avoid

To safely ship hazardous materials by any mode of transport, attention to detail is crucial. This is especially true when preparing hazmat air shipments. From special marks and labels used only for the air mode to extra requirements for shipping papers, the rules for shipping hazmat by air are more stringent than the ground regulations–for good reason. 

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09/19/2019

New at Lion.com: Storing & Shipping Hazardous Waste in California—Ops

To help EHS professionals in California secure up-to-date training for hazardous waste personnel, Lion recently launched the online course Storing & Shipping Hazardous Waste in California—Ops.  

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09/17/2019

Massive Fireball and Smoke Clouds Over Illinois Railyard After Fiery Train Derailment

Smoke and fire could be seen as far away as downtown St. Louis after a tank car carrying methyl isobutyl ketone caught fire in Dupo, IL, resulting in area evacuations and power outages. However, no one was injured in the incident.

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09/17/2019

How to Ship Recalled or Damaged Lithium Batteries

Any business that sells lithium battery powered equipment should be ready for the possibility that customers may return devices with damaged batteries or bring back their recalled items for a replacement.

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09/10/2019

Hazmat Autocomplete Challenge: Part 2

In Part 2 of our Hazmat Autocomplete series, Lion instructor Flip De Rea gives unscripted responses to a rapid-fire series of frequently searched-for questions about hazardous materials shipping and compliance.

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Hazmat air shipments are subject to more restrictive regulations than shipments that travel by highway, rail, or vessel—and for good reason. In-flight hazmat incidents can be absolutely disastrous. This guide provides five simple tips for first-time air shippers to consider before offering hazmat/dangerous goods for transport on passenger or cargo aircraft.

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5 Tips for First-Time Hazmat Air Shippers