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Right now, everyone is stepping up to play their part in the ongoing public health emergency related to novel coronavirus or COVID-19. As part of that effort, many businesses want to prepare alcohol-based sanitizers for public distribution or internal use, including many not currently licensed or registered to manufacture drugs by US FDA.
Last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released information to help hazmat shippers transport infectious substances and hand sanitizer safely and in compliance via air. This new guidance aims to assist supply-chain professionals, aircraft workers, and frequent flyers alike in supporting the fight against COVID-19.
“Wait, is that compliant?” That's what I thought when a computer showed up on my doorstep bearing an unorthodox lithium battery marking. The answer, I learned, has important implications for dangerous goods professionals and all business leaders.
The 49 CFR explicitly states that “hazmat employers” must ensure their “hazmat employees” are training to perform their essential job functions [49 CFR 172.702(a)]. But who exactly needs training and what kind of training is required? We answer these questions and more.
Last week, two different parts of the country faced what could have been significant hazmat disasters. Thankfully though, emergency professionals were quick to the scene in East Chicago, Indiana and Lonoke County, Arkansas.
The words Ignitable and flammable seem like synonyms; in the most basic sense, both warn of a fire risk. But if you manage hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, both terms should raise a red flag for you.
At Lion, we get a lot of questions about shipping marine pollutants. Specifically, when are they regulated and are there any reliefs for them? It can get a little confusing, because the answer will differ depending on the mode of transport. Something that is not a marine pollutant for a ground shipment could very well be a marine pollutant when shipped by vessel.
FMCSA has extended the compliance deadline for new training requirements for entry-level drivers, including those who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that haul hazardous materials.
Some of the limited quantity reliefs are identical across the intermodal transport rules, but others are reserved for specific modes of transport. Shippers can and should capitalize on these limited quantity reliefs when possible, but must recognize that some hazmat requirements still apply to shipping limited quantities.