|U.S. DOT Issues New HM-215J, HM-224D, HM-145N Hazmat Regulations|
|The latest in a continuing series of regulations designed to keep U.S. shippers and carriers in harmony with international hazardous materials regulations, was published on January 14, 2009 by DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Two dockets were included in this publication: HM-215J Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), and International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) and HM-224D Revision to Requirements for the Transportation of Batteries and Battery-Powered Devices.
|New HM-215G HazMat Transportation Regulations to Affect Chemical Distributors|
|The latest in a continuing series of regulations designed to keep the U.S. in harmony with international HazMat transportation laws was published on December 20, 2004. The final rule of Docket HM-215G is based primarily on changes from three international sources which became effective January 1, 2005. This rulemaking contains important changes that will affect nearly all U.S. shippers and carriers of hazardous materials. Most changes that will affect chemical distributors must be in place by January 1, 2006.|
|Get it, read it, and comply by the deadline! By doing so, you will reduce your company's liability exposure, reduce the chance of enforcement action, and--most importantly--ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
|New Regulations for HazMat Shippers and Carriers|
|HM-215E HAZMAT Regulations Become Law|
|The latest in a continuing series of regulations designed to keep the U.S. in harmony with international HazMat transportation laws became effective on October 1, 2003. The final rule of Docket HM-215E is based on changes from three international sources: The Twelfth revised edition of the UN Transport of Dangerous Goods-Model Regulations; Amendment 31 to the International Maritime Organization's IMDG Code; and the International Civil Aviation Organization's 2003-2004 ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. This rulemaking contains important changes that will affect nearly all U.S. shippers and carriers of hazardous materials.
|New Requirements to Increase Security of Hazardous Materials in Transportation|
|On March 25, 2003, the Research & Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the final rule for Docket HM-232|
|The final rule has a very short time frame before mandatory implementation, and includes both the development of a security plan and the training of company personnel to implement the plan. This article is an overview of the new regulations.
|Security Starts with Asking the Right Questions||Where does the chemical distributor start to get a handle on the problem and the available solutions?|
|The transportation and security of chemicals has inherent risks that government, industry, and the public plan for, prepare for and work to reduce. As if the challenge was not great enough regarding the transportation of hazardous materials, a new element of risk has surfaced: The threat of acts of terrorism.
|HM-215D HAZMAT Regulations Become Law|
|Changes in docket HM-215D by the U.S. DOT keep 49 CFR updated and in harmony with the latest changes in international hazardous materials / dangerous goods shipping regulations.|
|These changes were published in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods of United Nations, the IMDG Code of the International Maritime Organization and the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
|DOT Poison Label Changes|
|New DOT Poison Label Replaces "Keep Away From Food" Label|
|Skull & Crossbones replaces St. Andrew's Cross & Staff of Wheat on PGIII Poison Labels.
|UN Performance-Oriented Packaging|
|HAZMAT PACKAGING: SAFE-BUT BY WHOSE STANDARD?|
|THE MOVE TO PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED PACKAGING RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR HAZMAT SHIPPERS.
|Training & Compliance|
|Ensuring That Your Hazmat Regulatory Compliance and Training Program is Effective|
|Training, auditing and a good information program can significantly reduce your company's liability exposure.
|HAZMAT Markings for Non-bulk Packages|
|Marking Basics, Other Marking Requirements, and Marking Errors to Avoid|
|A critical component in the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) hazardous materials communication requirements is package markings.
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