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05/12/2021

Remembering ValuJet 592: 25 Years Later

25 years ago this week, on May 11, 1996, one of the most tragic and widely publicized hazmat transportation incidents in American history occurred. 

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05/03/2021

DOT Raises Hazmat Penalties for Second Time in 2021

For the second time this year, US DOT has increased the maximum and minimum civil penalties for violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). 

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04/26/2021

Don’t Keep Your Hazmat Special Permit A Secret

Why failure to mark a Special Permit number on your packaging, when applicable, can significantly impact transportation safety.  

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04/20/2021

What is Hazmat Safety Training and Who Needs It?

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. 

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04/19/2021

North KY to Get New Hazmat Signage Following Accident

To better communicate hazardous materials restrictions, officials in Kentucky plan to install new or upgraded signage in twelve locations in Boone and Kenton counties.

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04/15/2021

OSHA Proposes GHS HazCom Update for 2021

Update 4/15/21: OSHA has extended the comment period by 30 days for the proposed HazCom Standard update. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments by May 19, 2021.

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04/05/2021

US Vaccination Push Brings Waste Management Challenges

With 15% of the US population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and around 500 million individual doses still to be delivered, the United States will produce a lot more vaccine-related waste in the next six months.   

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04/01/2021

Nashville Hazmat Shipper Training on Aug 24—27

DOT, IATA, and IMDG hazmat training for ground, air, and vessel shippers comes to Music City in August 2021.

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03/18/2021

Hazmat Air Shipping is A Whole Different Ballgame

As we look forward to pro baseball's Opening Day, here are 9 ways the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) differ from the 49 CFR regulations you’re used to if you ship hazmat by highway.   

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03/10/2021

How New Hazmat Regulations Get Made

We track DOT's procedure for creating new hazardous materials regulations, including how industry stakeholders and private citizens can contribute to the process before a rule is finalized. 

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Lion teams up with hazmat packaging provider C.L. Smith to cover the basics of shipping hazardous materials in overpacks. Use these tips to keep shipments moving safely and in compliance with the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks