On May 11, US DOT PHMSA finalized a long-delayed rulemaking (HM-215O) to harmonize the 49 CFR regulations with evolving international standards.
The reliefs and requirements for shipping hazardous materials/DG in limited quantities vary greatly from one mode of transportation to another. Here we break down what's required if you ship limited quantities by ground (49 CFR), air (IATA DGR), or vessel (IMDG Code).
Like at any party, there are rules to follow and party fouls to avoid when you want to obtain "party status" to a hazmat special permit.
USPS has revised its Publication 52 regulations for mailing Category B Infectious Substances “to support the rapid deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tests…”
To make it easier for carriers to provide hand sanitizers and disinfectants to workers throughout the supply chain, PHMSA will provide relief for the transport of these items on a motor vehicle for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of employees and contractors who directly support a carrier’s logistical operations.
US FAA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have both released guidance pertaining to the use of passenger aircraft to safely transport cargo and/or mail during the COVID-19 global health crisis.
Unless you’re Stretch Armstrong, you can’t sign hazmat shipping papers from six feet away—the recommended social distance to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. PHMSA has issued recommendations for meeting your regulatory responsibility from a safe distance.
US Postal Service customers can now request a “special exception” to the Publication 52 requirements for shipping hand sanitizers by ground or, in limited cases, domestic air.
“Wait, is that compliant?” That's what I thought when a computer showed up on my doorstep bearing an unorthodox lithium battery marking. The answer, I learned, has important implications for dangerous goods professionals and all business leaders.
The words Ignitable and flammable seem like synonyms; in the most basic sense, both warn of a fire risk. But if you manage hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, both terms should raise a red flag for you.
Your hazmat paperwork is the first thing a DOT inspector will ask for during an inspection. From hazmat training records to special permits, make sure your hazmat documents are in order.