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10/21/2021

Video: Hazmat History (Vol. 1)

In our Hazmat History video series, Lion Technology explores the events, trends, and government actions that shaped the regulatory environment that shippers, carriers, and manufacturers operate in today.

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10/12/2021

What is Flash Point for Flammable Liquids?

People who ship and transport hazardous materials use flash point to measure the risk of an explosive or ignitable mixture forming when a liquid escapes from its container or packaging.    

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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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09/28/2021

How to Ship Aerosols

Like many products we use every day, aerosol cans are regulated as hazardous materials in transportation and subject to stringent rules for classification, naming,  packaging, marks, labels, handling, etc. 

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09/27/2021

Rule Clarifies Status of USPS Hazmat Regulations

USPS is amending the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and 39 CFR to clarify that the regulations for mailing hazardous materials are found in Publication 52, Hazardous Restricted, and Perishable Mail.

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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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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08/23/2021

What's New in the 2022 IATA DGR?

See the significant updates in IATA's 63rd Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the new IATA DGR starts January 1, 2022. 

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08/16/2021

Updated DOT Hazmat Guidance Chart Available

A revised and updated version of DOT's Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide is now available online. Download Chart 17 here.

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08/12/2021

When to Modify a Hazmat Shipping Name

Four scenarios that require shippers to modify the hazmat proper shipping name selected from the Hazmat Table in 49 CFR 172.101. 

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