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12/17/2019

Industry Leads Charge Against Rogue Lithium Battery Shippers

Together with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and other industry groups, IATA has renewed its call for governments to “crack down on manufacturers of counterfeit batteries and of mis-labeled and non-compliant shipments.”

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11/25/2019

2020 Preview: 3 Hazmat Rules to Watch

We review three hazardous materials rulemakings to keep an eye out for in 2020. These rules appeared in DOT PHMSA's section of the Fall 2019 Unified Agenda and relate to harmonization with international standards, safe transport of lithium batteries by air, and more. 

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11/12/2019

Are Lithium Batteries Covered as Materials of Trade?

In a recent letter of interpretation, PHMSA answers the question: "Does the 49 CFR exception for materials of trade apply to lithium batteries?"   

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11/08/2019

November Chill: Cold Chemicals Quiz

Ready for winter? Test your knowledge of how frigid temperatures impact chemicals and worker safety with this November Quick Quiz. 

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10/29/2019

Video: Top EH&S News for Week of 10/28

Check out the latest edition of Lion Now, the video series that summarizes the top stories from this week's edition of the Lion News e-newsletter.  

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10/21/2019

Hazmat Compatibility: What Shippers Need to Know

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?

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10/21/2019

Hazardous Cargo Forum Announced in Response to Recent Fires

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.

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10/11/2019

Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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.  

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09/17/2019

Massive Fireball and Smoke Clouds Over Illinois Railyard After Fiery Train Derailment

Smoke and fire could be seen as far away as downtown St. Louis after a tank car carrying methyl isobutyl ketone caught fire in Dupo, IL, resulting in area evacuations and power outages. However, no one was injured in the incident.

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08/27/2019

On the Road: Lion at AHMP 2019

Lion is in beautiful Atlanta this week for the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) 2019 National Conference.  

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