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05/09/2022

Is Every D002 Hazardous Waste a Class 8 Hazmat?

To comply with environmental and transportation regulations, facilities that manage and ship hazardous wastes and/or hazardous materials must understand two different definitions for the word "corrosive." 

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05/06/2022

OSHA Reflects on 2022 Workers Memorial Day

In remembrance of those who suffered injury or illness on the job this year, OSHA and the Executive Office of the President issued statements to honor Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2022.

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05/04/2022

PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Discretion on Packaging Tape

US DOT PHMSA announced a policy of enforcement discretion on May 2 for shippers who close a hazardous materials package with an adhesive tape other than the tape called for in the package manufacturer’s closure instructions. 

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05/02/2022

EPA Denies Four Challenges to GHG Endangerment Finding

US EPA has denied four petitions challenging the Agency’s 2009 determination that emissions of greenhouse gases to the air endanger human health.    

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05/02/2022

OSHA Recommends Safety Improvements After Warehouse Collapse

On April 26, OSHA issued a letter to an online retailer asking the company to improve its emergency severe weather procedures following a warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, IL. After a Category 3 tornado struck the company warehouse on December 10, 2021, six contractors suffered fatal injuries and another was critically wounded.

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04/29/2022

Updated Lithium Battery Incident Chart from US FAA

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated chart of recorded “thermal incidents” involving lithium batteries in air transportation.

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04/28/2022

Do Class 9 Hazardous Materials Require Placards?

In the US, it’s common to see placards for flammable liquids, corrosives, compressed gases, and various other classes of hazardous material on public roads. But have you ever seen a Class 9 placard on a truck?  

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04/25/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/25

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will spend more than $3 million after allegedly mishandling refrigerants from small appliances and motor vehicles. Plus, an electronics retailer allegedly sold an unregistered pesticide with misleading label information 55 times.

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04/25/2022

CERCLA Hazardous Substance List Now Includes 1-bromopropane

Effective April 8, 2022, US EPA added 1-bromopropane (also known as n-propyl bromide or nPB) to the CERCLA/Superfund list of hazardous substances.   

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04/25/2022

PHMSA to Host Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

US DOT PHMSA will host a virtual meeting of the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee on May 4, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM EDT. Anyone interested can access the meeting on PHMSA’s website.

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