We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.
In a recent letter of interpretation, PHMSA answers the question: "Does the 49 CFR exception for materials of trade apply to lithium batteries?"
US DOT has announced a new 20-member safety committee to provide advice and recommendations to improve the safe air transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries.
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a factual update on the major incident at the PES Refinery in Philadelphia on the morning of June 21, 2019.
US DOT and OSHA both require training for employees who handle hazardous chemicals. Does this mean that employers must train each worker twice–once to satisfy DOT's safety training rule and once to satisfy OSHA's? No, it doesn't.
On Thursday, June 20, US DOT and OSHA will both hold public meetings in preparation for United Nations meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, where the agencies represent US interests on the subjects of chemical safety and hazardous materials transportation.
Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce.
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.
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.
A popular misconception about flammable liquids is that it’s the liquid component of the material that catches fire and burns. It’s important to keep in mind that this is NOT the case. It is actually the vapors coming off the liquid that ignite...
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When EPA civil penalties rise, so does the value of environmental compliance.