DOT & OSHA Public Meetings June 12, 2018

By |2018-05-17T13:49:35-05:00May 17th, 2018|InfoBulletin|

June 12, 2018 OSHA and PHMSA will host public meetings at the DOT Headquarters Conference Center.  Conference call or "Skype meeting" options will also be available. Preregistration is required. PHMSA will meet from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to discuss proposals in preparation for the 53rd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts

2mm Label Border Requirement Rescinded for 2019

By |2018-05-17T13:16:11-05:00May 15th, 2018|InfoBulletin|

For anyone that has shipments delayed or rejected because of the border size of their hazmat labels, relief is on the way. In a Letter of Interpretation issued on May 8th, PHMSA responded to a request for clarification on the 2mm inner border on labels.  The final rule issued on January 8, 2015 revised

PHMSA: Hazmat Public Meeting Notice

By |2018-04-25T14:31:26-05:00April 25th, 2018|InfoBulletin|

Want to be more involved?  Here is an opportunity! The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) is hosting a forum on May 16 and 17, 2018 to discuss: Results of recently completed projects Brief new project plans with stockholder input Discuss the direction of current and future research projects. They will also solicit comments

IATA: Guidelines for Traveling with Lithium Batteries

By |2018-04-16T20:35:33-05:00April 16th, 2018|InfoBulletin|

IATA, the International Air Transportation Association, has provided guidelines for traveling with lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries.   Even so, passengers should consult with their airline prior to travel in case additional restrictions are in effect. The rules provided by IATA in the recent publication went into effect March 2018.  The guide includes:

Change in Canadian Regulation Allows for Percent Ranges on SDS

By |2018-04-11T22:39:33-05:00April 11th, 2018|InfoBulletin|

AGENCY: Canadian Department of Health, Hazardous Products Act ACTION: Amendment APPROVAL DATE: April 4, 2018 PUBLICATION DATE: April 18, 2018 SUMMARY: The amendment, which was initially proposed and published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on October 21, 2017, allows for the use of prescribed concentration ranges to protect the trade secret concentrations and

InfoBulletin Winter 2018

By |2018-03-26T21:49:57-05:00January 7th, 2018|InfoBulletin|

DOT / PHMSA CIVIL PENALTIES HAVE INCREASED PHMSA is revising the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of the Federal hazardous material transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that law. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which amended the Federal

InfoBulletin Spring 2017

By |2018-03-26T21:48:38-05:00April 14th, 2017|InfoBulletin|

LABELING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS FOR BULK SHIPMENTS The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are responsible for enforcing distinct and separate safety standards that address appropriate labeling of chemical hazards in transportation (PHMSA) and in the

InfoBulletin Winter 2016

By |2018-03-26T21:46:28-05:00December 1st, 2016|InfoBulletin|

OSHA issues Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) This Instruction outlines the changes in enforcement due to the release of the revised HCS published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. The revised standard changes “hazard determination” to the specific requirements for hazard classification of chemicals, standardizes label elements for

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