Hazardous Materials Transport Articles

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • CANDI Plastic opts for new QR-class for material recycling

    First real-life application for the UNTHA QR-class: In July this year, CANDI Plastic Recycling began using a QR1700 shredder for ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS?

    Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place the responsibility on employers to ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to WHMIS controlled products.  Employers must ensure that workers are educated about the hazards of controlled products ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • Hazardous Material and Asbestos Inspection Case Study

    Global has been contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present. In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize MBEG and HHF funding sources to eliminate blight and ...

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • NTSB Investigates

    An independent U.S. government agency uses everything at its disposal, including ASTM standards, to determine the causes of transportation and pipeline accidents. An airplane battery catches on fire. A gas pipeline explodes. A bridge collapses. When incidents like ...


    By ASTM International

  • Pump Contract for MARS Tanker. Logistic Support Ship - Case Study

    In 2010 following many months of dialogue with BMT Naval Architects the initial purchase enquiry for the supply of pumps and systems for the 4 new logistic support ships for the U.K RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) was received from the Korean Shipyard DSME. DESMI participated in the tender process from the very beginning and had an open and honest dialogue with both the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the ETS The European Union (EU) emissions trading system (ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments implemented in the EU to achieve its emission reductions objectives in a cost‑effective manner. The EU Emissions Trading Directive (EU, 2003, referred to hereafter as the 'EU ETS Directive'), and in particular Article 21 ...

  • 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

  • Southwest Airlines’ Compliance Management Soars with 3E

    Southwest Airlines aims to use its 436 (and growing) colorful planes to safely move over 70 million Customers and 288 million pounds of cargo annually. That cargo and Customer baggage can contain all types of materials in them including clothing, paperwork, birthday presents, food stuffs and many other commercial products. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) are not allowed on Southwest Airlines (with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Akrochem Corporation Selects 3E’s MSDgen Authoring Software to Replace Commercial SDS System and Enable Rapid Development of Accurate and Compliant Hazard Communication Documentation

    Background As a leading provider of compounding materials and color concentrates, Akrochem Corporation is steadfastly committed to improving customer productivity. This includes safety and environmental regulatory compliance. The common thread between these three goals is safety data sheets (SDSs). Effective, compliant and up-to-date SDSs are not only a global requirement, but serve as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Potential environmental hazards of non–rechargeable electric torch wastes in Nigeria

    This study assessed the material and chemical compositions and methods of disposal of end–of–life non–rechargeable electric torches (EOLNETs). Thirty EOLNETs of ten different models were collected in Lagos, Nigeria. Total heavy metals in plastic and PWB components of the samples were determined using CPSC–CH–1002–08 and EPA 3050B methods. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 unselected ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Strategies for Selecting an SDS Authoring Solution - New Regulations and Requirements Add Complexity

    Effective, compliant, and up-to-date hazard communication documents, especially Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), are a global requirement and a critical centerpiece for effective product stewardship practices throughout the product life cycle. Unfortunately, tracking international chemical regulatory guidelines and providing accurate and compliant hazard communication has never been more complex. The ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • The great enabler for a new age of retail excellence

    Product safety data sheets don’t get a lot of love in the retail industry, but major changes are underway that will make this formerly mundane document the cornerstone of numerous best practices. In recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) introduced a new safety data sheet (SDS) template as part of a new environmental data and document information exchange initiative, ...


    By 3E Company

  • 'Zero' loss of life during natural hazards

    It is emphasised that minimisation of earthquake risk is certainly a necessity in order to reduce poverty and homelessness in urban areas. A two phase investigation scheme is outlined to determine which buildings are susceptible to collapse. In the first phase, teams inspect any and all buildings, public or private, whether be a school, hospital or residential and collect 'photographic' data by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bridge Height Limits Transport of Cl02 Storage Tanks

    Located in Northern Ontario on the Trans Canada Highway is a bridge that enables pedestrians and vehicles to cross the Spanish River. The bridge itself holds no place in the annals of Canadian history. It is in fact, quite unremarkable as a typical bridge found in the area. However, the Spanish River Bridge represented a major problem for an engineering project rquired by a local Bleach Pulp ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

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