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01/24/2022

Lessons From 3 Real Hazmat Incident Reports

These three incidents show how small mistakes can lead to shipping delays, packaging waste, lost product, injuries, and potential penalties for HMR violations. 

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01/21/2022

PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Hazmat Cylinders

PHMSA will continue to allow shippers to offer Division 2.2 hazardous materials (non-flammable gases) in cylinders that are no more than 12 months overdue for periodic requalification. 

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01/21/2022

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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10/29/2021

Hazmat Tricks & Treats: Finding Sweet Shipping Reliefs

To explore some valuable hazmat shipping reliefs and exceptions with a Halloween twist, we walk through the process of shipping a new, unconventional product. Our goal is to take advantage of as many HMR reliefs as we can.

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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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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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08/10/2021

PHMSA Proposes Hazmat Harmonization Rule HM 215P

On August 10, 2021, US DOT PHMSA proposed changes to the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that will harmonize domestic hazmat shipping requirements with evolving international standards.  

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07/26/2021

I Got a New Job. Should I Repeat My Hazmat Training?

As the US economy recovers from the pandemic, many professionals are starting new jobs with new employers. Which raises an important question–Do you need to re-take hazmat training when you switch employers?

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