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New-EPA-Pharmaceutical-Hazardous-Waste-Rules-Comin

As proposed, EPA’s new pharmaceutical hazardous waste regulations will revise the rules for accumulating, counting, labeling, shipping, and disposing of these hazardous wastes. In other words, healthcare facilities should expect major changes to the way they manage pharmaceutical hazardous waste on site.
 

Attention-Shippers-PHMSA-Updates-Amends-Hazardou

In response to petitions from hazmat shippers, industry groups, and stakeholders, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Final Rule on November 7, 2018 to update, clarify, streamline, and provide new relief from certain hazmat rules.
 

FedEx-Updates-IATA-DGR-Operator-Variations-for-201

FedEx recently posted a note to customers regarding its revised operator variations published in the 60th Edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Important updates include FedEx dropping the V-rated packaging requirement for Division 6.1 materials, and the correction of an error related to lithium batteries in the printed version of the 60th Edition iATA DGR.
 

Can-I-Reuse-Hazmat-Packaging

How do we know when DOT will allow us to reuse a package, e.g., a drum? What are the requirements for reusing packaging, and where can shippers find them?

Ohio-EPA-Added-3-New-Universal-Wastes-This-Year

In late 2017, the state of Ohio added three new types of Universal waste to its existing universal waste requirements. Read on to find out which common waste items may now be managed as universal waste in the Buckeye State. 

DOT-Hazmat-vs-OSHA-Hazard-Classifications

While it would be nice if US DOT's Hazardous Materials Regulations and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard lined up perfectly with respect to classifying hazards, the truth is that these two sets of rules do not regulate the exact same “things.”
 

Top-10-OSHA-Violations-for-FY-2018

At the National Safety Council (NSC) expo in Houston on October 23, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust announced the ten most commonly cited OSHA safety standards for workplaces in Fiscal Year 2018, which ended September 30, 2018.

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