Compliance Archives - December 2013
12/31/2013For the annual year-end edition, we’ve collected the most popular articles from 2013, covering the major happenings that may have affected your facility. From new rulemakings and requirements to tips on inspections and help planning for next year, these compliance articles stood above the rest...
12/31/2013On December 23, 2013, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) posted the first Addendum to the 55th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Compliance with the 55th edition DGR is mandatory as of January 1, 2014. Below is a summary of some of the revision made in this Addendum...
12/30/2013As the 2013 calendar year winds down, hazardous waste generators begin buttoning up their recordkeeping for the current year and planning for 2014. This process most likely includes confirming that all facility personnel completed their annual training, all manifests are accounted for, all waste and LDR determination records are in order, and their contingency plan is current. In addition to the usual year-end wrap-ups, this year...
12/17/2013As we approach year’s end, it is critical to look ahead and prepare for the many new hazmat shipping requirements that will become mandatory in 2014 and beyond. Don’t be caught off guard when these updated 49 CFR, IATA, and IMDG rules go into effect—prepare your operations to comply now. Shipping mistakes can lead to injury to personnel and costly shipping delays...
12/10/2013The dangers of asbestos are well documented; it’s known to cause diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. Because of the hazards asbestos poses to human health and the environment, both the US EPA and OSHA regulate the safe handling and disposal of this material....
12/3/2013For many US workers, handling and storing materials in the workplace is an every-day job responsibility. “Materials handling” takes place in a number of ways and involves operations including, but not limited to: Working cranes to move heavy objects, Utilizing fork lifts to transport loads, Stacking and storing bulky items like drums or lumber, Feeding...
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