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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.
PHMSA snuck a new marking/labeling requirement for excepted lithium batteries shipped by all modes (including ground shipments) into its HM-224I lithium battery "harmonization" Interim Final Rule, in effect as of March 6, 2019.
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.
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...
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.
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...
The updates in PHMSA’s IFR may look familiar to lithium battery shippers—these three new requirements were added to the ICAO Technical Instructions and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as “emergency revisions” in 2016.
On Valentine’s Day 2019, US DOT announced a forthcoming Final Rule to require railroads to develop and submit Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (COSRPs) for routes traveled by High Hazard Flammable Trains.
Whether you’re shopping for a last-minute gift of perfume or cologne, painting your nails or applying mascara for a hot date, or un-corking a bottle of wine to drink by candlelight, flammable and combustible materials play a major role in our celebration of this lovers’ holiday.
For those of us who experience the joys of shipping lithium batteries, you have probably come to the realization that the regulators like to change the rules regarding them and do that on a frequent basis. Just when you finally get your operations in order, they change what is required.
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