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09/28/2021

Why Some Hazardous Materials Don't Fly

One of the reasons that air travel remains exceedingly safe is the strict requirements for shipping hazardous materials/dangerous goods by aircraft.

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09/28/2021

DOT's Virtual Hazardous Materials R&D Forum Starts Oct. 12

A virtual hazardous materials Research, Development, & Technology Forum will he held October 12–15, hosted by US DOT PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS). 

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09/20/2021

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT announced their latest actions to grant or deny Special Permits for hazardous materials shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and others earlier this month.

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09/17/2021

Lithium Battery Shippers May Need DG Training Upgrade for 2022

A change in the 2022 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will require some lithium battery shippers to provide additional dangerous goods training for employees.

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08/27/2021

Lithium Battery Updates in the 2022 IATA DGR

Lithium battery shippers: The 2022 IATA DGR will incorporate two important revisions for shipping lithium-ion and -metal cells and batteries by air. 

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07/19/2021

(VIDEO) Why Do Lithium Batteries Burn?

After three pallets of lithium-ion powered cell phones caught fire at Hong Kong International Airport, responders spent 40 minutes extinguishing the fire. You may have seen the viral video of the incident.  

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07/02/2021

Thousands Evacuated After Lithium Battery Blast

A fire broke out at a what locals believed was a long-ago-abandoned paper mill. It turns out that the facility was now being used to store as much as 200,000 pounds of lithium batteries.

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06/28/2021

Avoid the Top 4 Lithium Battery Shipping Mistakes

US DOT maintains a list of the most frequently cited hazmat shipping violations in 49 CFR Part 107. We explore the four most common violations associated with shipping lithium batteries, and how to avoid them. 

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03/08/2021

Lithium Battery Warning: Loose Cells

Earlier this year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers not to purchase or use loose 18650 lithium-ion cells.

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01/18/2021

How Much Do You Know About Lithium Batteries?

Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce. 

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