What is transportation? To the general public, it typically means movement from one place to another. While that description is good enough for the average Joe, hazardous materials shippers know better. When it comes to hazmat shipping rules, dictionary definitions often bear little resemblance to what’s in the 49 CFR regulations...
The new Pokémon Go app is taking the US by storm, outpacing major social media and dating sites for number of active users in just a few days. In case you find yourself shipping one of these imaginary “pocket monsters” to a friend or client, this quick guide will help you decide just how strong a package you would (hypothetically) need.
OSHA has delayed enforcement of anti-retaliatory provisions in its new injury and illness reporting rule for employers. Under the new rule, announced in May, employers must report annually the injury and illness data collected on forms like the OSHA 300, 300A, and 301. OSHA will then make some of this information available to the public.
Earlier this year, OSHA published a Final Rule that, among other things, requires employers to file annual electronic reports of injury and illness data. In that Final Rule, OSHA made it clear that the Administration plans to share employer injury and illness information it receives with the public via the Internet.
In today’s Federal Register, US EPA posted a Final Rule that changes the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, or NESHAP, for petroleum refineries.
Superfund is the nickname for the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the primary Federal law dealing with the identification and cleanup of hazardous substance disposal sites. Disposal site cleanup activity under Superfund is done in accordance with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) at 40 CFR 300...
In a settlement reached with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), a major US delivery company will pay $3,357,975 to resolve allegations the company mishandled damaged containers and packages of hazardous materials.
Starting August 1, OSHA will raise the civil penalties for employer violations for 29 CFR work safety standards. For employers to avoid injuries on site, lost time, and now penalties that are now 78% percent bigger, it's crucial to understand exactly what OSHA regulates, and what inspectors looks for when they arrive to conduct a safety audit...
In the Federal Register today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted an Interim Final Rule to raise civil penalties for violations of environmental law and EPA regulations. Penalties are being raised to match inflation as mandated under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.
For the first time since 1990, penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) work safety rules have gone up.
Your hazmat paperwork is the first thing a DOT inspector will ask for during an inspection. From hazmat training records to special permits, make sure your hazmat documents are in order.