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05/20/2015

Hazmat Airbag Recall Now Affects 34 Million Vehicles

In a defect report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), major air bag supplier Takata has acknowledged defects in its air bag inflators, leading NHTSA to expand an ongoing recall effort which will now affect nearly 34 million vehicles...

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05/20/2015

DOT Finalizes New Rail Rules for Flammable Liquids

The US and Canada are in the midst of a boom in crude oil production, thanks in part to new technologies and newly discovered sources. Production of oil, natural gas, and ethanol fuel has increased dramatically in the past fifteen years...

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05/06/2015

DOT’s New Rules for Shipping Class 3 Liquids by Rail

Last week, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a Final Rule to improve the safety of flammable liquids shipped by rail.  The new rule comes in response to a rash of high-profile train de-railings involving large shipments of crude oil and other products across the US and Canada... 

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05/05/2015

IATA’s Addendum II to the 56th Ed. DGR

On May 4, 2015, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) posted the second Addendum to the 56th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Compliance with the 56th Edition DGR has been mandatory since January 1 of this year. Once again, lithium battery shippers need to pay close attention. The regulations and the State and Operator variations for lithium batteries continue to change...

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05/05/2015

GHS Deadline Is Less Than 30 Days Away

In 2012, the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated final amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), to harmonize it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)... 

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04/21/2015

Challenges for IMDG Hazmat Shipping Papers

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...

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03/31/2015

Hazmat and RCRA Testing Requirements for Training

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"...

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03/17/2015

Rules for Placarded Hazmat Shipments

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...

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02/25/2015

New Dates for Shipping Lithium Batteries Webinar

To help lithium battery shippers prepare for compliance with new US DOT (49 CFR), IATA, and IMO shipping regulations, Lion Technology today added two sessions of the popular Shipping Lithium Battery Webinar to its hazmat training schedule... 

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02/17/2015

Deadline Extended for Lithium Battery Ground Shippers

Yesterday, the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) extended the deadline for ground shippers to comply with new lithium battery transport regulations (HM-224F). The new deadline for shippers is August 7, 2015.

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