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OSHA Prepares Major Update to Hazcom2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated the first major update to its hazard communication standard (Hazcom2012) since...

Barbara Foster

Filling Out A Ground Bill of Lading

A Bill of Lading is a legal contract between the shipper and carrier. This document that also serves as a...

IATA’s 3rd Edition to the Logistics and Distribution of Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

IATA has deemed it necessary to release a guidance document in November 2020 to assist carriers and freight forwarders on...

Elton Woodfine

What is a Secondary Means of Closure?

Whether you are shipping glass, metal, or plastic bottles, they all have one thing in common, a means of closure....

Michael Zendano

Documentation FAQ

49 CFR Hazmat Penalties

Not in compliance? Your bottom line just took a harder hit. As they do every year, the US Department of...

Karrie Ishmael, CDGP

Regulations

Accident in the Pacific Shows the Importance of Declaring Dangerous Goods

The importance to declare dangerous goods is something that is etched in our minds.  There are many reasons why properly...

Michael Zendano

Addendum for IATA DGR 62nd Edition

It’s now 2021, and there is a new IATA DGR 62nd Edition and Addendum. If shipping COVID-19 vaccines, lithium batteries, radioactive...

Elton Woodfine

How Not to Mark and Label your Dangerous Goods Package

For those of us who are the geeks and nerds of the dangerous goods world, we know and understand what...

Racheal Mani

Shipping Vaccines or Pharmaceutical?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out around the world, IATA has released an updated guidance document (December 16, 2020) that...

Elton Woodfine

Update on COVID-19 Temporary Certificates from Transport Canada

Transport Canada has provided an update on the Temporary Use Permits that were issued at the start of the pandemic.  ...

Racheal Mani

Know Your Exemptions – the 500 Kilogram Exemption (TDG Section 1.16)

This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated in December 2020 for accuracy. Like most regulations...

Barbara Foster

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