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04/09/2018

FBI Offers New Reward in Search for ValuJet 592 Fugitive

In a release posted April 5, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an aviation contractor allegedly involved in packaging oxygen generators for transport on ValuJet 592 on May 11, 1996 at Miami International Airport.

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04/03/2018

IATA to Relax Hazard Label Specs for DG Air Shippers

IATA has announced that the recently added 2 mm minimum size requirement for hazard label borders will be relaxed in the future.

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04/02/2018

Shipping Dry Ice: What You Should Know

Dry ice plays a key role in the transport of temperature sensitive goods like food and biological specimens. It’s important to realize, though, that dry ice is also a dangerous good when shipped by air.

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04/02/2018

Coast Guard Raises Penalties for Hazmat Vessel Shippers

The US Coast Guard today announced increased civil penalties for maritime violations, including hazardous substance and oil discharges and hazardous materials violations.  

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03/27/2018

Lion Scores Four Nominations for Best Safety Training 2018

Four popular Lion Technology training programs have been nominated for Best Safety Training 2018 in ISHN’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Submit your vote and let the world know you completed the best training available.   

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03/26/2018

New Dates Added! EPA’s e-Manifest System Live Training

Lion has added two new sessions of the EPA’s new E-Manifest System Webinar to our Spring 2018 schedule. Join a full-time Lion instructor and RCRA expert and learn what you need to know to ensure a transition to electronic Manifests...

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03/26/2018

Hazmat Security: A Critical Tool in the War on Terror

History has shown that individuals and groups with nefarious motives will stop at nothing to hurt people to advance their cause. Because these groups may target hazmat shipments for theft or intentional release, shippers and carriers must take steps to protect these shipments in transit. 

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03/23/2018

IATA Launches DG AutoCheck to Verify the Hazmat Shipper’s Declaration

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently launched a new digital tool to help air carriers verify compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Called DG AutoCheck, the new tool checks the Shipper’s Declaration and the packaging, markings, and labels against the latest edition of the DGR.   

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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03/13/2018

Power Banks Recalled Due to Lithium Battery Incidents

Citing fifty-three reports of overheating lithium batteries, one report of chemical burns, and four reports of property damage, Amazon has announced a recall of six AmazonBasics portable lithium-ion battery chargers.  

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