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11/12/2019

Are Lithium Batteries Covered as Materials of Trade?

In a recent letter of interpretation, PHMSA answers the question: "Does the 49 CFR exception for materials of trade apply to lithium batteries?"   

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11/12/2019

Do I Need DOT Hazmat Training to Sign the Haz Waste Manifest?

The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) specifically refer to hazardous waste at 49 CFR 172.205 and requires the use of EPA Form 8700-22 as the shipping paper (i.e., the “manifest”). Do hazardous waste shippers need DOT hazmat training to sign the manifest?  

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11/08/2019

November Chill: Cold Chemicals Quiz

Ready for winter? Test your knowledge of how frigid temperatures impact chemicals and worker safety with this November Quick Quiz. 

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11/05/2019

DOT Names Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee

US DOT has announced a new 20-member safety committee to provide advice and recommendations to improve the safe air transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries.

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11/05/2019

PHMSA Warning: Unapproved Hazmat Cylinders

On Friday, PHMSA warned hazmat shippers and stakeholders about a company manufacturing propane cylinders with DOT specification markings without approval from US DOT. 

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10/28/2019

CSB Releases Fact Update on PES Refinery Explosion

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a factual update on the major incident at the PES Refinery in Philadelphia on the morning of June 21, 2019.  

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10/21/2019

Hazmat Compatibility: What Shippers Need to Know

When shipping hazardous materials, it is crucial that incompatible materials are kept separate from each other. But how do we know which materials will react with others, or with their packaging?

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10/21/2019

Hazardous Cargo Forum Announced in Response to Recent Fires

Lloyd’s List and its research counterparts will host an interactive forum on November 14 to tackle shortfalls in dangerous goods supply-chain management strategies.

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10/15/2019

Trump Releases 2 New Exec. Orders on Regulatory Compliance

On October 9, 2019, President Donald Trump put forth two new Executive Orders that are of interest to the regulated community at large.  

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10/11/2019

Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Although the lithium-ion battery is just about 30 years old, it has “created the right conditions for a wireless and fossil fuel-free society, and so brought the greatest benefit to humankind,” according to the Nobel committee. For these reasons, the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to the creators of the lithium-ion battery.  

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