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06/25/2018

Hazmat Special Permits vs. Special Provisions

While hazmat special permits and special provisions sound similar, they are actually quite different. You need to know what they are and how to apply them properly in order to remain in compliance with whichever code of hazmat/dangerous goods regulations you are following. 

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06/25/2018

Ship Dangerous Goods Through Mexico? Check Your Labels.

The Council on the Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) recently shared an interpretation from the Mexican transportation authority that makes it clear that Mexico expects hazmat labels to be placed with the “vertex upwards,” i.e., as a square-on-point, or a square at a 45-degree angle, no matter the size of the package.

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06/25/2018

In Effect Now: OSHA Will Help Employers Comply with New Crystalline Silica Standard

In a memo to Regional OSHA Administrators regarding the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) standards for respirable crystalline silica, the Agency stated its plan to “assist employers who are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements.”

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06/11/2018

How to Choose the Right Forklift for Any Work Area

If your company uses forklifts, also called Powered Industrial Trucks or PITs, you are subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.178. These OSHA regulations cover a range of topics--from training drivers on safe use to design and construction standards for forklifts, labeling rules, fuel storage, and more.

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05/23/2018

Work in Permit-controlled Confined Spaces on the Rise

OSHA says that the number of establishments with permit-controlled confined spaces has risen by about 5,000, to a total of 210,281. The number of employees who enter these spaces is rising, too. 

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05/21/2018

In Effect Now: EPA’s New Certified Pesticide Applicator Rules

Today, May 22, 2018, EPA’s revised certified pesticide applicator regulations officially take effect, after some revisions and delays. To protect both workers and the public, EPA requires commercial pesticide applicators to have practical knowledge about the products they use, potential risks, and core safety principles.

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05/07/2018

OSHA Clarifies New Beryllium Exposure Standard with Direct Final Rule

OSHA published a Direct Final Rule in the Federal Register on May 7, 2018 to make clarifying amendments to its new beryllium exposure worker protections finalized in January 2017.  

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05/07/2018

Catch Lion at Upcoming Conferences and Trade Shows!

Catch Lion at some of the industry's biggest trade shows and conferences, starting this month! Catch us at the Environmental Show of the South in Chattanooga, TN, the Environmental Trade Fair & Conference in Austin TX, and ASSE's Safety 2018 in San Antonio TX

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05/04/2018

4 Super Powers Every DG Pro Could Use

Marvel’s latest superhero epic, Avengers: Infinity War, was released recently to great fanfare. It got us thinking: What kind of superpowers would help a dangerous goods professional ensure compliance and become a Super Shipper? To us, DG pros are already heroes.  With a few extra powers, these professionals would be unstoppable!

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04/20/2018

Are Hazmat Certifications Worth It?

Like professionals in many industries, dangerous goods pros can earn industry-specific certifications that demonstrate their expertise and commitment to hazardous materials safety. While these certifications are not required to ship, manage, or transport hazardous materials, many professionals earn and maintain them to display their expertise and improve their career prospects.   

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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.

Shipping Hazmat Limited Quantities