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04/20/2021

What is Hazmat Safety Training and Who Needs It?

US DOT and OSHA both require training for employees who handle hazardous chemicals. Does this mean that employers must train each worker twice–once to satisfy DOT's safety training rule and once to satisfy OSHA's? No, it doesn't. 

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04/09/2021

DG Trainers Association to Host Virtual Dangerous Goods Conference

The Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA) will hold its Dangerous Goods Conference virtually on May 11.  

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03/10/2021

How New Hazmat Regulations Get Made

We track DOT's procedure for creating new hazardous materials regulations, including how industry stakeholders and private citizens can contribute to the process before a rule is finalized. 

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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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12/29/2020

Two New DOT Hazmat Regulations Finalized

US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finished off 2020 with two new hazmat rulemakings.  

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12/07/2020

How Much to Trust a Safety Data Sheet

You followed the environmental and shipping information in boxes 12, 13, and 14 of your material’s Safety Data Sheet exactly. But something still went wrong. What happened?

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11/03/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Amends 4-series Cylinder Requalification Periods

This PHMSA Final Rule lengthens some requalification periods for certain DOT 4-series cylinders in non-corrosive gas service. 

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09/24/2020

Emergency HMR Waivers Issued for Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Areas

Emergency orders waive compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for persons working under US EPA and US Coast Guard 

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09/15/2020

6 Picky Parts of Hazmat Shipper Papers

Shipping paper mistakes can delay or prevent the transportation of hazardous materials. Because the shipping paper is so important to safe hazmat transportation, the requirements for this document are detailed and specific. Here we pick apart the six most picky parts of hazmat shipping papers.

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09/08/2020

New Hazmat Special Permit Allows Smaller Limited Quantity Marking

A new hazmat special permit allows for the use of a limited quantity marking as small as 25 mm on each side when shipping hazmat limited quantities by highway, rail, or vessel in the US.

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