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PHMSA-Requests-Input-on-2020-Emergency-Response-Gu

In the Federal Register on May 23, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requested input from hazardous materials emergency responders regarding updates to the forthcoming 2020 edition of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG).
 

Can-I-Use-State-Waste-Codes-on-the-e-Manifest

EPA's Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) System launches in about 40 days. A major concern about the adoption of e-Manifests is how EPA will implement unique state hazardous waste codes from states like California, New York, Texas, and others.  

4-New-Hazmat-Rules-to-Watch-for-in-2018-19

On May 10, 2018, PHMSA, along with other Federal Agencies, published its Regulatory Agenda for Spring 2018. That Agenda lists a handful of new rules pertaining to hazardous materials transportation safety, which PHMSA plans to promulgate in the second half of the year.
 

How-to-Choose-the-Right-Dangerous-Goods-Freight-Fo

As a shipper, the responsibility for hazardous materials compliance ultimately rests with you. To protect your reputation and avoid hazmat penalties, you must carefully select all potential partners who may impact the safety of your shipments. That includes freight forwarders and cargo agents. 
 

4-Super-Powers-Every-DG-Pro-Could-Use

Marvel’s latest superhero epic, Avengers: Infinity War, was released recently to great fanfare. It got us thinking: What kind of superpowers would help a dangerous goods professional ensure compliance and become a Super Shipper? To us, DG pros are already heroes.  With a few extra powers, these professionals would be unstoppable!

What-s-So-Dangerous-About-Lithium-Batteries

Lithium battery events are actually very unlikely. When calculated out, there are usually only around two or three battery-related events per one million batteries. However, when an event does occur, it is extremely dangerous.
 

Are-Hazmat-Certifications-Worth-It

Like professionals in many industries, dangerous goods pros can earn industry-specific certifications that demonstrate their expertise and commitment to hazardous materials safety. While these certifications are not required to ship, manage, or transport hazardous materials, many professionals earn and maintain them to display their expertise and improve their career prospects. 

 

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