Late last week, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted its latest series of notices regarding hazardous materials special permits.
The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) specifically refer to hazardous waste at 49 CFR 172.205 and requires the use of EPA Form 8700-22 as the shipping paper (i.e., the “manifest”). Do hazardous waste shippers need DOT hazmat training to sign the manifest?
Ready for winter? Test your knowledge of how frigid temperatures impact chemicals and worker safety with this November Quick Quiz.
US DOT has announced a new 20-member safety committee to provide advice and recommendations to improve the safe air transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries.
On Friday, PHMSA warned hazmat shippers and stakeholders about a company manufacturing propane cylinders with DOT specification markings without approval from US DOT.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.