From a shortage of drivers to restrictive hours of service (HOS) requirements, hazardous materials carriers are now more selective about who they work with. Find out how effective hazmat compliance practices can keep you in a driver's good graces and make you a "shipper of choice."
Often, higher-ups fundamentally misunderstand the value that environmental stewardship and compliance brings to the organization. They may not be receptive to hiring a consultant to help streamline compliance for your organization. To get buy in from skeptics, it can help to explain the costs of noncompliance in real terms.
Summer is in full swing and it seems like every weekend there’s another carnival, fair, or festival in town. If you’re like me, you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors, doing everything from cooking, to camping, to tubing and rafting. What do all of these activities have in common? Compressed gases!
The Canadian transportation agency will partner with US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to launch the program, which will authorize stakeholders to use digital shipping papers on a trial basis.
In their most recent Postal Bulletin, USPS announced a pilot program that would allow mailers to use smaller versions of the Excepted Quantity and Limited Quantity hazardous materials markings required on outer packagings.
Ebay has announced to its sellers that as of June 1, 2019, FedEx is charging a $350 fee for each incident of improperly shipped hazardous materials.
One of the benefits of the e-manifest system is that we no longer need physical hard copies of manifests to accompany hazardous waste shipments. But just because EPA is fine with no paper copy, the same is not true for the Department of Transportation (DOT).
The Federal Rail Administration announced on May 29, 2019 the withdrawal of a proposed rule to set minimum train staffing requirements for certain rail operations, including trains hauling large quantities of hazardous materials.
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.
On Thursday, June 20, US DOT and OSHA will both hold public meetings in preparation for United Nations meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, where the agencies represent US interests on the subjects of chemical safety and hazardous materials transportation.
Get to know the top 5 changes to OSHA’s
revised GHS Hazard Communication Standard
at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and how the updates
impacts employee safety at your facility.