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01/17/2022

Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties

The US Coast Guard and the US Postal Service increased civil penalties for violations of hazardous materials shipping regulations in vessel transportation and in the mail system, respectively.

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11/29/2021

Post-Thanksgiving EH&S Wrap-up Blog

Catch up on the EH&S news you might have missed during Thanksgiving week, including the latest efforts to ease port congestion on the west coast and the status of OSHA's COVID-19 Vax-or-Test ETS.

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11/22/2021

DHS, Coast Guard Increase Hazmat Shipping and CFATS Penalties

The US Coast Guard increased civil penalties for hazardous materials vessel shipping violations last month. 

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11/02/2021

VIDEO: Responders Roll to Hazmat Situation at Bowling Ball Factory

The City of Jennings, Missouri declared a State of Emergency on Thursday last week when a fire at an abandoned bowling ball factory created an “extremely complex and large-scale fire and hazmat situation” for local responders. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city school district.

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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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09/28/2021

DOT's Virtual Hazardous Materials R&D Forum Starts Oct. 12

A virtual hazardous materials Research, Development, & Technology Forum will he held October 12–15, hosted by US DOT PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS). 

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09/28/2021

How to Ship Aerosols

Like many products we use every day, aerosol cans are regulated as hazardous materials in transportation and subject to stringent rules for classification, naming,  packaging, marks, labels, handling, etc. 

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09/27/2021

Rule Clarifies Status of USPS Hazmat Regulations

USPS is amending the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and 39 CFR to clarify that the regulations for mailing hazardous materials are found in Publication 52, Hazardous Restricted, and Perishable Mail.

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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