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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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07/24/2021

10 Hurt in Ice Cream Facility Hazmat Unloading Explosion

Ten employees in Kentucky are recovering from injuries sustained in a liquid nitrogen accident that occurred during unloading on July 21. 

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07/16/2021

IATA Names New Global Head of Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Canadian national Brendan Sullivan as Global Head of Cargo this week.

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07/12/2021

Got a Great Idea for Shipping Hazmat?

Got an innovative idea or technique for shipping hazardous materials? DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) wants to hear it!  

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07/08/2021

When (And When Not) to Use the Cargo Aircraft Only Label

To know when and when not to use the Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO) label when offering hazmat/DG for air transport, shippers must know their way around the List of Dangerous Goods in the IATA DGR, Section 4.2.

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07/02/2021

Thousands Evacuated After Lithium Battery Blast

A fire broke out at a what locals believed was a long-ago-abandoned paper mill. It turns out that the facility was now being used to store as much as 200,000 pounds of lithium batteries.

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06/04/2021

Sunken Ship Threatens Lasting Environmental Damage

A sinking cargo ship carrying 25 tons of nitric acid reminds us what's at stake when dangerous goods are shipped and transported by vessel. 

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05/17/2021

Train Hauling Hazmat Derails, Residents Evacuated

On Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2021, forty-seven railcars derailed and several exploded into flames near the town of Sibley, Iowa.

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