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Hazmat labels play a monumental role in the safe transportation of hazardous materials. US DOT’S Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)...
We review three hazardous materials rulemakings to keep an eye out for in 2020. These rules appeared in DOT PHMSA's section of the Fall 2019 Unified Agenda and relate to harmonization with international standards, safe transport of lithium batteries by air, and more.
When shipping hazardous materials, it is crucial that incompatible materials are kept separate from each other. But how do we know which materials will react with others, or with their packaging?
As road repair and construction projects kick into high gear for summer, so does workers’ risk of exposure to breathable silica dust. Workers can be exposed to silica during abrasive blasting work, stonecutting, rock drilling, or the manufacturing of bricks, cement, and asphalt. Silica is also used in adhesives, paints, soaps, and glass.
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.
The owner of a trucking company has been sentenced to serve one year in jail for hazardous materials shipping violations, conspiracy, fraud, and obstruction of justice.
OSHA has finalized a rulemaking to rescind the requirement for employers with 250 or more employees to electronically report injury and illness data from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. Electronic submission of data from OSHA Form 300A will still be required.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon raise civil penalties for work safety violations to keep pace with inflation. The Department of Labor will announce the increase in a forthcoming Final Rule.
Complying with rules from two different regulatory agencies at the same time can be very tricky territory. Here's how to tackle it.
Safety professionals can use this guide as a quick reference to OSHA’s regulations for training hours, days of field experience,
refresher training, and HAZWOPER regulatory references where more information is available. The guide also includes course recommendations for managers or personnel in need of OSHA-required HAZWOPER training.