Tag: DOT

Lack of Registration Number Tops in Hazmat Violations

Don’t get caught short by a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspection. In its most recent data for fiscal year (FY) 2016, DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) had performed 26,570 roadside inspections of trucks targeting compliance with hazardous materials transportation regulations. During these inspections, DOT inspectors found 5,894 violations. The top violation […]

What HazMat Placard Does That Package Need?

Yesterday we discussed the relationship between labeling under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) labeling requirements. Today we will offer some placarding tips for shipments of DOT-regulated hazardous materials. Quick Review Placards, like labels, are used to graphically communicate a cargo’s hazard. Generally, […]

GHS or DOT—Which Label Should You Use?

What’s the relationship between labeling under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) labeling requirements? Which label must you use? Can you use both? Today we will help answer these questions, and tomorrow we will offer some placarding tips for shipments of DOT-regulated hazardous […]

Reg Requirements for Hazardous Waste Manifests

What are the regulatory requirements for making changes on hazardous waste manifests? Your question doesn’t specify whether you are the generator who is preparing the hazardous waste manifest or the designated facility (TSDF) that is receiving the hazardous waste shipment. Assuming you’re the generator, it is the generator’s responsibility to ensure that the shipment is […]

Finding the Logic in Reverse Logistics

Are reverse operations moving forward for retailers? If you manage a retail operation, you are confronted with waste and hazardous materials problems that can be confusing for even the most seasoned manager. Yesterday we looked at reverse distribution and how even one of the largest retailers with legal and environmental health and safety staff got […]

The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of Safe Flammable Chemical Storage

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised Flammable Liquids standard (29 CFR 1910.106), every chemical with a flash point below 199.4°F (93°C) is flammable; the word “combustible” is no longer used. But, as before, some chemicals are more flammable than others, and storage and handling requirements are defined by flash point and boiling […]

Does My Shipment Qualify for PHMSA’s Small Quantity Exception?

When are you subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous materials requirements? Some of the more onerous regulations environmental, health, and safety (EHS) managers face are the tangled and confusing Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) under DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA). Yesterday we reviewed PHMSA’s responses to three scenarios concerning hazmat transportation […]

Hazmat Transportation Training

When are you subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) hazardous materials (hazmat) requirements? Some of the more onerous regulations environmental health and safety managers face are the tangled and confusing Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) under DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA). Today we’ll tackle hazmat transportation training by reviewing PHMSA’s responses to […]