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05/24/2019

How Much Do You Know About Lithium Batteries?

Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce. 

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05/20/2019

USPS Raises Penalties for Hazmat Postal Violations

The US Postal Service raised its civil penalties for violations of mailability and consumer protection provisions, including violations for shippers of hazardous materials by post.

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05/20/2019

DOT to Form Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee

US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced last week the formation of a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee.

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05/14/2019

PHMSA to Host 2020 ERG Meeting

The US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA) will host a public meeting on June 17, 2019 in Washington D.C. to receive and respond to stakeholder input on the development of the 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).  

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04/29/2019

NHTSA Investigating 12.3 Million Cars for Airbag Failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating airbags in six different automaker’s cars after reports of faulty electronics that may cause the airbag inflation failure.  

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04/23/2019

Walmart, SpaceX Request Hazmat Special Permit Mods

US DOT PHMSA posted notice of applications to modify existing hazardous materials special permits (SP) and notice of actions taken on existing SP applications on April 15. 

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03/22/2019

Caught on Tape: Lithium Battery Fire Destroys 23 E-Bikes in Spain

As energy storage technology improves, so will the ferocity with which lithium batteries can potentially ignite or “explode.” For safety professionals, this means that training on safe lithium battery handling procedures may be a smart addition to any workplace safety program—and may even be required under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.

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03/18/2019

Takata Airbag Recall Expands to Cover 1.1 Million More Cars

On Tuesday, March 12, Honda Motor Co. voluntarily expanded the recall effort affecting vehicles outfitted with defective Takata airbags. The latest update covers an additional 1.1 million Honda and Acura vehicles that...  

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03/12/2019

Coming Soon: 49 CFR Harmonization Rule HM 215O

Harmony: It sounds great when the Beach Boys do it in a song. When world governments harmonize their hazardous materials safety regulations to facilitate international commerce—well, that’s a little different.

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03/04/2019

Spring is Coming, And It's Toxic

That’s right, toxic. It’s not just allergies and hay fever you have to worry about. People and pets can be exposed to poisons in the form of plants, berries, and mushrooms. You also need to keep an eye out for poisonous animals, such as spiders and snakes...

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