hazardous materials security Articles

  • New Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Materials

    There are 800,000 hazardous material shipments in the U.S. every day. The vast majority of these shipments are carried by truck and include fuels, medicines, and agricultural fertilizers. Some 85,000 trucks are needed for the transportation of gasoline and propane alone. A high volume shipment of a flamable fuel could be used as a weapon of catastophic proportions if in the wrong hands. Today, ...


    By 3E Company

  • An evolving paradigm for managing hazardous materials transportation risk

    The advent of terrorist activity has taught us that managing hazardous materials transportation risk must be performed with a different lens to accommodate terrorism scenarios that may not have previously warranted such formal attention. Given these circumstances, a new paradigm must emerge for managing the risks associated with transport of Hazardous Materials (HM), one that explicitly considers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazardous Journey

    Every day, an average of 800,000 hazardous-material shipments take place in the U.S., providing a potentially tempting target for terrorists bent on disrupting America's supply chain. That's why the Department of Transportation since last september has required nearly all haulers of hazardous materials to create a secrurity plan, assesses thier risks, evaluates thier transportation routes, and ...


    By 3E Company

  • DOT Eases Requirements for Security Plans

    On March 9, 2010, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) narrowed its list of hazardous materials, or hazmats, that require security plans when transported in commerce. The new rule is effective on October 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • DOT eases requirements for security plans

    On March 9, 2010, the Department of Transportation"s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) narrowed its list of hazardous materials, or hazmats, that require security plans when transported in commerce. The new rule is effective on Oct. 1, 2010. Currently, persons offering certain hazmats for transport in commerce must develop and implement security plans. PHMSA revised ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Eglin air force base achieves goal of 100% compliance with EHS regulations for hazardous materials management

    For personnel at Eglin Air Force Base, working with hazardous materials is all part of the job. Yet, thanks to the base’s highly successful Hazardous Materials Program (HMP), it is a job that is done safely every day and in full compliance with a host of government and military regulations. Eglin, an operating unit of the Air Force Materiel Command, is home to the 96th Air Base Wing and the ...


    By IHS

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • Material resources and waste — 2012 update

    The European economy uses huge amounts of natural resources to function. Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use are now imported. At the other end of the materials chain, the EU economy generates more than five tons of waste per person every year. With the boom in international trade, EU consumption and production damage ecosystems and human health far ...

  • SeNsiM-SEC: secure sensor networks integration to monitor rail freight transport

    In recent years, the interest in monitoring infrastructures has spread in many application domains, even because of the number of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. This important activity can be seen in the general context of critical infrastructure protection, such as the freight trains meant for hazardous materials transportation. The design of these systems must answer to several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?

    In the absence of a federal U.S. policy for schools located near potentially dangerous sites, community activists search for safer solutions. On April 17, 2013, an explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured hundreds. It also destroyed more than 150 buildings around the plant. Among these were the West Intermediate School for 4th and ...


    By Ensia

  • Swan Hills Treatment Centre – Canada`s only fully-integrated hazardous waste treatment facility

    Untitled Document Since the enactment of environmental laws and regulations in Canada and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, many treatment and disposal options for hazardous ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Managing Low-level Radioisotopes as Part of a Company´s Total Lifecycle of Chemicals and Radioactive Materials

    Chiron Corporation is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies with businesses in biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and blood testing. In addition to manufacturing facilities, Chiron has an extensive research and development organization, which works with chemicals and radioactive materials. Under Federal, State and Local regulations, as well as corporate operating ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Compliance Corner - Develop and implement

    On March 25, 2003, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency revision to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) relating to security training and security planning for transporters and offerors (shippers) of hazardous materials (hazmat). DOT recognised a need to address growing concerns over the significant threat that hazmat can pose when it is used for malicious or ...


    By 3E Company

  • Significant Changes in DOT Regulations On The Horizon

    Since 9/11, 2001 the Department of Transportation has dramatically increased enforcement and monitoring of hazardous materials shipments and hazmat compliance. Each day, thousands of pounds of hazardous materials are transported on America’s highways, railways, airways and waterways. Everything from Sparklers (the little “toys” our kids waive on Independence Day) to explosive weapons used in ...


    By Compliance Solutions

  • Turning HazMat Headaches into Retail Relief! - The Business Case for Retailers to Outsource EH&S Services

    Untitled Document The Hazardous Material Situation Think about a grocery store that stocks its shelves with an abundance of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Case Study: 255 West Fifth Street, San Pedro

    Ellis has just completed the administration of abatement at this 11-story former office building in San Pedro. Because the building was scheduled for demolition through explosive implosion, Ellis had to ensure that all potentially hazardous materials (which could become airborne during demolition) were first removed. To do this, Ellis specified and procured bids for the removal of all ...

  • Lifecycle compliance 1.01

    With regulations increasing in number, scope,and complexity, managing the information associatedwith environmental health and safety(EH&S) compliance has become a complex,time-consuming, resource-draining and oftenexpensive task. Environmental compliancerequirements often dwarf those of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in their breadth and sheer complexity.Because of the complexity of the ...


    By 3E Company

  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • September 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

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