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While preparing hazmat shipments and overpacks, understanding the 49 CFR requirements for segregating hazardous materials can save you from a rejected shipment.
To help you protect personnel and maintain full compliance with the new DOT, IATA, and IMDG shipping regulations for 2017, Lion will present nationally trusted hazmat/DG shipper training in Sacramento, Denver, and Kansas City next month.
The shipping paper is one of the most important documents in the hazmat shipping process. Call it a bill of lading, declaration, IMO, Shipper’s Dec, manifest, or whatever you want it’s a certified written record of what is being shipped, the hazards present, how much is there, and where to go for more information.
A steam valve is automatically turned on burning workers who are repairing a downstream connection in the piping. A jammed conveyor system suddenly releases, crushing a worker who is trying to clear the jam....
All Aboard! Did you know that more than 110 million tons* of hazardous materials are moved by train each year in the United States? Are you responsible for shipping, moving, or accepting rail shipments of hazmats?
URGENT: PHMSA has withdrawn its HM 215N Final Rule after the Agency last week announced it as Final and effective as of January 18, 2017.
In today’s Federal Register, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a rule to update the hazardous materials marking requirements for cargo tanks that carry petroleum-based fuels. The proposal is a direct response to the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act, or PIPES Act, signed into law in June 2016.
Earlier this year, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finalized a rule to remove the Packing Group II (PG II) designation for organic peroxides and self-reactive substances. The change was among many “miscellaneous” hazmat updates made in a Final Rule posted to the Federal Register on June 2, 2016. The new rule has been in effect since July 5.
In the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), hazmat shippers can find reliefs for special situations and specific industries, ranging from relief for agricultural operations [49 CFR 173.5] to shipping damaged lithium batteries by ground. [49 CFR 173.185(f)] Because these hazmat reliefs apply to specific cases only, they are easy to overlook. Let’s take a look at some of these often overlooked reliefs—and because it’s October, let’s do it with a Halloween twist!
In August, the state of California passed a law to require railroads to collect a $45 fee to transport rail cars carrying certain hazardous materials. Railroads are now challenging the implementation of the hazmat fee, expressing concerns about how it will be enforced and how it will affect small quantity shipments.
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Effective training on environmental, transportation, and safety issues is critical to protect employees and defend your organization from costly fines and
liability. But not all hazardous materials or hazardous waste training sessions are created equal.