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Posts Tagged ‘hazmat shipping’

7 Safety Pitfalls in Your Parts Department

July 23, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs

How would your Parts Department fare today, if you received a safety inspection? Our engineers have found 7 common areas where things go wrong. Some are pretty easy to spot, but some are less obvious. Let’s take a look at a few: 1) Unsafe storage on shelves  If you h...

Posted in: DOT, KPA, Safety Culture Tags: DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazardous materials, hazmat shipping, NLRB, OSHA, safety culture, video, workplace injuries Read More

A Note About Hazmat and FAA

August 02, 2011

Recently, we received this note from one of our clients. I'd like to thank them for the kind words, and share it with our online community because it has some helpful information about Hazmat shipping by air. "Just a note to let you know, we had a visit from an FAA hazardous...

Posted in: DOT, KPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: airbill, FAA, fuel pump, hazmat airbill, hazmat shipping, hazmat shipping by air 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

How To Ship Recalled Airbags

March 01, 2011

Airbags contain hazardous materials. Requirements for commercial shipping of these materials vary depending on if your parts department will ship the airbags by ground or air. Ground Shipments Dealerships are required to provide DOT hazardous materials training for any ...

Posted in: Checklists, Citations, DOT, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Airbag shipping, DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazmat shipping 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

New DOT HazMat Rule Goes into Effect October 1

August 21, 2010 by Wendy Hudson

Rule Summary Starting on October 1, 2010 the Department of Transportation will begin enforcing a revised Hazardous Materials transportation rule. This rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations to clarify requirements for using a third-party 24 hour emergency number...

Posted in: DOT, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazmat shipping, MSDS, shipping papers 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