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9 05, 2014

Shipping Lithium Metal Batteries by Air 2015

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At ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel meeting 24 (DGP/24), the need for a meeting dedicated to lithium metal batteries was raised as there was agreement that additional measures were needed to mitigate risks related to the carriage of lithium metal batteries as cargo on a passenger aircraft, but there was no agreement on how to achieve [...]

3 05, 2014

Keeping Up With DG Transport Regulatory Changes

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Staying current with your training certification is only part of your responsibilities as a Hazmat/ DG shipper. Keeping well-informed of any relative changes which might affect your business is equally as important.  Imagine you received your initial shipping dangerous goods by air compliance training and the following year the regulations have a new mandatory requirement [...]

26 01, 2014

Regulatory Updates, January 2014

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Keeping current with your training certification is only part of your responsibilities as a Hazmat/ DG shipper. Staying abreast of any relative changes which might affect your business is equally as important. Imagine you received your initial shipping DGs by air compliance training and the following year, the regulations have a new mandatory requirement that [...]

18 01, 2014

Hazardous Materials Or Dangerous Goods?

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Depending on whether you ship domestically within the US or ship internationally (importing and/or exporting) the regulations for shipping hazardous materials and dangerous goods have a variety of similarities and differences. Domestically, The Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA) was published in 1975. Created to provide adequate protection against the risks to life and property inherent [...]

11 01, 2014

Are You In Compliance With The US DOT Hazmat Training Requirements?

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If you were asked to provide proof of all DOT training requirements for each of your hazmat employees, how would you fair?  Hazmat compliance training is not to be taken lightly. Compliance with the DOT’s hazmat regulations really starts by the hazmat employer taking responsibility as an offeror of the articles or substances which are [...]

2 01, 2014

DOT Increases Penalties For Non-compliance

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As a hazardous materials trainer and consultant for nearly thirty years, I am always amazed at the complacency some companies that ship hazardous materials have towards the gravity of the hazmat regulations. At the risk of sounding as an alarmist, if not done properly a routine shipment can cost a shipper an awful lot of [...]