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2011-04-12 14:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations Chairman Barbara Windsor, president and CEO of Hahn Transportation Inc., told a House panel that changes are needed to the regulations governing hazmat shipments to improve efficiency and relieve unnecessary regulatory burdens. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The safety and security record for hazmat transportation by truck is impressive," Windsor said April 12 before the...

2011-03-09 08:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations asked the Obama administration to prevent the opening and inspection of hazardous materials shipments along the roadside, unless it is believed the shipment poses an imminent danger or does not comply with the hazardous materials regulations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) In a petition filed March 7 with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, ATA...

2011-03-04 00:00:30

In March, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites across the country will begin training with AlphaACTâ“ž¢ HAZMAT, a web-based training solution developed by AlphaTRAC, Inc., for emergency responders who must deal with hazardous chemical releases. Denver, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 DOE's Office of Emergency Management funded a complex-wide pilot program. Through sponsorship from this office, the use of AlphaACT HAZMAT Basic by DOE contractors, subcontractors...

2011-01-20 00:00:49

Jones & Bartlett Learning acquires Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident training program from Hildebrand and Noll Associates, Inc. A new edition is in development and will be supported by a complete suite of instructor, student, and technology-based learning tools. Sudbury, MA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Today, Jones & Bartlett Learning announced a new agreement with Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll of Hildebrand and Noll Associates, Inc to publish the next edition of their...

2011-01-11 10:50:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help assure compliance with the environmental regulations, including the new mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rules and SPCC plan deadlines, Lion Technology will present comprehensive regulatory compliance workshops in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management. The two-day workshops will be held in Philadelphia on January 20-21, White Plains on January 24-25, Boston on February 7-8, and in...

2010-12-08 07:23:00

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Lion online training quickly prepares shippers for critical components of the new 2011 rules for shipping hazmats by air. Companies that ship hazmats must be ready to ship under the new International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), 52nd Edition, which go into effect January 1, 2011. There are hundreds of changes to the new edition; most notably are widespread changes to the packing rules and new rules for shipping...

2010-11-16 14:15:00

HUDSON, Mass., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvin Teixeira's phone rang just before 2 a.m. in the small Massachusetts town of Hudson, 30 miles west of Boston. He was working the night shift at Spill Center, a 20-year-old company that manages environmental spills of hazardous materials and other regulated substances that pose a risk and require immediate cleanup. On the other end of the line was a client, a trucking company based in northwest Ohio. One of its tank trucks carrying a...

2010-11-16 00:00:48

KPA's new Elements service includes the essential elements of Hazard Communication and Emergency Response programs: written Hazard Communication plans, fire prevention and evacuation plans, required DOT HazMat training (49 CFR 172, Subpart H), an MSDS database and facility-specific chemical inventory, and instant access to all training records. Lafayette, CO (Vocus) November 15, 2010 By far the most common OSHA violations by auto dealers, oil changers, and service stations are related to...

2010-11-03 07:35:00

HONOLULU, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hungary's toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe's top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 million gallons of toxic sludge. Immediately upon hearing of the spill, CBI Polymers, a Hawaii-based company that specializes in a unique decontamination product called...

2010-11-02 00:00:37

KPA's DOT and MSDS service provides everything required by the DOT hazmat rules (49 CFR 172, Subpart H) including training, certification, a 24-hour hotline, and an on-demand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) database with over 50,000 substances relevant for dealers, collision centers, and other automotive service companies. Lafayette, CO (Vocus) November 1, 2010 Because of heightened security concerns and recent hazmat transportation incidents, hazardous materials shipments have come under...


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