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Posts Tagged ‘hazmat compliance’

September Update on How to Handle Airbag Disposal

September 13, 2012

Auto dealers find the disposal of undeployed airbags to be a significant challenge, because they can be considered “reactive hazardous waste” if they are not recycled. For many years, dealers have opted to deploy the airbags and then send them to disposal sites like trad...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, EPA, Uncategorized Tags: airbag recycling, Airbag shipping, EPA, hazmat compliance Read More

Who Needs DOT HazMat Training? It's More Employees Than You'd Think!

May 04, 2011 by Eric Schmitz

Under the DOT regulations (Title 49 Part 172.702) any employee defined as a hazmat employee is required to be trained. So you ask what is a hazmat employee? The definition is found in (Title 49 Part 171.8) and includes employees that: Load, unload, or handle hazardous m...

Posted in: DOT, Environment: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT compliance, DOT Regulation, hazmat compliance, hazmat shipping, hazmat training, Title 49 Part 172.702 Read More

OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2010

November 17, 2010

OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations for the 2010 fiscal year was revealed at The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego in EHS Today . Keeping with the trends of previous years, this new top 10 was only slightly different from last year’s top 10. Thoma...

Posted in: Citations, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: hazard communication, hazmat compliance, most cited violations, MSDS, OSHA, respiratory protection Read More

GM Temporarily Suspends DOT Hazardous Material Shipping

September 15, 2010

We learned from our GM dealer clients that they received notifications to temporarily suspend all Hazardous Materials shipments from GM dealers on Thursday, September 2, 2010. The communication also outlined the steps that GM dealers have to take to lift the shipment suspensi...

Tags: DOT HazMat training, GM, HAZMAT certification, hazmat compliance, hazmat shipping, Suspends DOT Hazardous Material Shipping Read More

Missing face plates on electrical outlets: $52,500 fine

May 13, 2010

Okay. It's not exactly that. OSHA proposed the $52,500 penalties for four violations : a repeat violation is for failing to provide functioning safety latches on the hydraulic automobile lifts, a serious citation is for missing face plates on electrical outlets, and two othe...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, general duty clause, hazard communication, hazmat compliance, Investigation, most cited violations, OSHA Read More

Tip of the month: every facility conducting spray coating must file notification with EPA before Jan

December 07, 2009

An initial notification letter or a petition for exemption has to be filed with EPA regarding compliance with 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH (also referred to as the 6H rule). Every facility conducting vehicle spray coating operations must file an initial notification of com...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Tip of the Month Tags: 6H, EPA, hazmat compliance Read More

Who needs DOT training?

November 19, 2009

Sounds like a simple question and you would expect a simple answer, doesn't it? Yet, the reality is that many employees and employers alike don't know the answer. Or worse, because they cannot readily find the answer, they assume they don't need it. Unfortunately, in many cas...

Posted in: DOT, Safety: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazmat compliance, hazmat shipping Read More