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08/05/2015

$180K in FAA Fines for 3 Hazmat Air Shippers

On August 4, an FAA press release announced that three shippers were fined a combined $180,000 for shipping hazmat out of compliance with the US DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)...

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07/21/2015

New Lithium Battery Shipping Rules Mandatory August 7

On August 6, 2014, PHMSA updated the lithium battery shipping provisions of the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 171-180). The new lithium battery shipping rules more completely harmonize the US regulations with evolving international standards. While some dicrepancies remain, domestic and international rules for shipping lithium batteries are now more similar than ever...

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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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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

How GHS Labels Will Affect Chemical Shipments

When OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2012, the worlds of hazardous materials shipping and workplace safety collided. Starting June 1, 2015, shippers must comply with the new classification, labeling, and documentation standards of OSHA's revised HazCom Standard... 

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01/20/2015

IATA's 56th Edition DGR Now Mandatory

For hazmat air shippers, compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s 56th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)—new for 2015—is mandatory as of January 1. IATA revises its DGR annually to keep pace with new hazards and technologies. As in each odd-numbered year...

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01/06/2015

DOT’s HM 215M Hazmat Harmonization Rule

Every two years, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) revises its Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to harmonize them with changing international standards from the UN Model Regulations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions, and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code...

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12/02/2014

GHS Labels May Delay Your Air Shipments

It's been nearly three years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements. Officially published on March 26, 2012...

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11/18/2014

The Hazmat Air Shipping Rule-makers

Shippers who offer hazmat for air transport must follow specific international regulations. For US shippers, these air rules go above and beyond the basic requirements of Title 49 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) for ground shipments. The majority of these hazmat air rules comes from two organizations: ICAO and IATA. Knowing the difference between these organizations and their standards...

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08/21/2014

Significant Changes to IATA’s 56th Edition DGR

This fall, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will publish the 56th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations. Compliance with the 56th edition DGR is mandatory starting January 1, 2015. To help shippers stay up-to-date with the latest hazmat air shipping rules, below is a summary of major changes that will appear in IATA’s forthcoming edition...

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