US DOT is still accepting public comments on a Request for Information (RFI) about the use of electronic shipping documents and emergency response information for hazardous materials transportation.
US DOT PHMSA has proposed to align the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international requirements for transporting radioactive materials (Class 7).
See the most significant changes in the 64th Edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the new edition starts 01/01/23.
The 2023 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is now available at Lion.com. Mandatory compliance with the new edition starts on 01/01/23.
Update: US DOT PHMSA is extending the comment period on its request for input about potential benefits of electronic hazmat shipping papers, emergency response information, train consists, and other communications until 10/24.
PHMSA’s policy of enforcement discretion regarding use of alternate adhesive tape to close UN rated packagings will end on August 31, 2022.
US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant or deny hazardous materials Special Permits in the Federal Register on August 15.
Final Rule HM-215P harmonizes the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international regulations and standards. The rule takes effect on August 25, 2022.
US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant hazmat Special Permits, and applications for new special permits, in the Federal Register on July 12.
Updates related to hazardous materials/dangerous goods regulations from around the world. Topics include lithium batteries shipped by air, corrections to the IMDG Code, a major rule proposed by Transport Canada, and more.
OSHA recently released details about enforcement actions concerning COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. That data showed that OSHA inspectors overwhelmingly cited employers for violations of four specific 29 CFR Standards, which this report explores.