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10/23/2018

2019 Preview: DOT Hazmat Regulations to Watch

The semi-annual Regulatory Agenda for Fall 2018 is out now. This Agenda provides insight into what kind of rulemakings major Federal agencies—including US DOT, FAA, EPA, and OSHA—have planned for the next six months.

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10/15/2018

Unknown Hazmat: Secrets for Shipping Samples

How do you properly ship a potential hazardous material when you don’t have the information you would typically use to classify, package, mark, label, and handle it? Read on to find out!

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10/08/2018

New for 2019: How to Ship Hazmat in Articles

What happens when you have an article that contains dangerous goods, but that article is not identified by name in the regulations, like a fuel pump (pictured below) or a piece of lab equipment?   

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09/24/2018

Hazmat Movie Night: The Wages of Fear (1953)

We don’t get into pop culture too often here at Lion News, we’re mostly too busy studying the CFR, State regulations, and the Federal Register for updates that impact industry professionals. But this week, we saw a classic movie that we think hazardous materials professionals will relate to and enjoy.  

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08/23/2018

What's New in the IATA DGR (60th Edition) for 2019?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its annual summary of significant changes to its Dangerous Goods Regulations, or DGR, the manual used by air shippers around the world to ensure compliance with applicable international hazmat regulations.  

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08/20/2018

What's New in the IMDG Code for 2019?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) this fall will publish a new edition of its International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), the manual used by hazmat vessel shippers to ensure compliance with US and international hazardous materials/dangerous goods transport requirements.  

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06/08/2018

PHMSA Relaxes Position on Hazmat Package Closures and Tape

In May 2018, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a new interpretation of the 49 CFR hazmat rules to clarify the agency’s position on package closures. In the past, PHMSA has held that “changing the size (e.g., width) of tape from that specified in the packaging test report and closure notification constitutes a change in design.“  

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05/11/2018

How to Choose the Right Dangerous Goods Freight Forwarder

As a shipper, the responsibility for hazardous materials compliance ultimately rests with you. To protect your reputation and avoid hazmat penalties, you must carefully select all potential partners who may impact the safety of your shipments. That includes freight forwarders and cargo agents.   

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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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04/30/2018

PHMSA Announces Annual Hazmat R&D Forum

PHMSA and OHMS have announced DOT's annual public Research and Development Forum to be held in Washington, DC on May 16–17.

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