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02/28/2019

PHMSA Updates 49 CFR Lithium Battery Air Regulations

The updates in PHMSA’s IFR may look familiar to lithium battery shippers—these three new requirements were added to the ICAO Technical Instructions and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as “emergency revisions” in 2016.

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02/25/2019

In Effect April 1: New PHMSA Oil Spill Plan Rules for Railroads

On Valentine’s Day 2019, US DOT announced a forthcoming Final Rule to require railroads to develop and submit Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (COSRPs) for routes traveled by High Hazard Flammable Trains.   

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02/25/2019

What You Need to Know About Storing Flammable Liquids

A popular misconception about flammable liquids is that it’s the liquid component of the material that catches fire and burns. It’s important to keep in mind that this is NOT the case. It is actually the vapors coming off the liquid that ignite...  

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02/12/2019

Save Your Seat for Spring Hazmat & RCRA Workshops Now

Experience fully-engaged training that does more than meet relevant training mandates. Reserve your seat now for workshops that simplify the complex regulatory mandates you work with, and help you demonstrate the value of compliance to your organization.  

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02/11/2019

Burning Love: How DOT and OSHA Regulate Flammable Materials

Whether you’re shopping for a last-minute gift of perfume or cologne, painting your nails or applying mascara for a hot date, or un-corking a bottle of wine to drink by candlelight, flammable and combustible materials play a major role in our celebration of this lovers’ holiday.  

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02/04/2019

Mandatory Now: New Lithium Battery Marks and Labels for 2019

For those of us who experience the joys of shipping lithium batteries, you have probably come to the realization that the regulators like to change the rules regarding them and do that on a frequent basis.  Just when you finally get your operations in order, they change what is required.  

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02/04/2019

366 Days in Jail for Hazmat Shipping Violations?

The owner of a trucking company has been sentenced to serve one year in jail for hazardous materials shipping violations, conspiracy, fraud, and obstruction of justice.

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01/31/2019

What's So Dangerous About Lithium Batteries?

Lithium battery events are actually very unlikely. When calculated out, there are usually only around two or three battery-related events per one million batteries. However, when an event does occur, it is extremely dangerous.  

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01/28/2019

Amazon to Add Dangerous Goods Fees for Sellers

Amazon has introduced new fees related to dangerous goods shipped using the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program, which apply to flammable or pressurized aerosols and items containing lithium ion batteries.

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01/21/2019

How DOT and OSHA Regulate Corrosive Materials

Safety professionals know better than most that the safety regulations created by agencies like US DOT and OSHA often don’t line up neatly. They may overlap in some areas, but diverge in others.   

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