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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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09/20/2021

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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08/27/2021

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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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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07/29/2020

Three Lithium Battery Fires Raise Concerns About Flight Safety

Three recent aircraft fires have raised concerns for regulators and workers alike on the safety of lithium batteries. These incidents underscore the prevalence of lithium battery malfunctions as aviation regulators continue debating how to prevent further harm to customers, airline employees, and cargo.

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07/07/2020

Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda Published

The Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions was released just before the July 4th holiday. 

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05/11/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA HM 215-O Hazmat Harmonization Rule

On May 11, US DOT PHMSA finalized a long-delayed rulemaking (HM-215O) to harmonize the 49 CFR regulations with evolving international standards.

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