Category Archives: DOT

DOT Hazardous Materials Training – who requires training? Detailed analysis

This has been a widely misunderstood requirement for many organizations that we have audited.  The DOT requirements for shipping hazardous materials can be found at 49 CFR 171-177. 49 CFR 172.700 defines the requirements for “Hazmat Employees”.  The definition of … Continue reading

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Heat Treated Pallets – environmental requirement?

International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues New Standards to Improve Safety of Lithium Battery Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued new standards to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically on shipments by air, will better ensure that lithium … Continue reading

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Download the Most Recent Version of DOT’s HMR Chart 14

The Office of Hazardous Materials Initiatives and Training (OHMIT) develops materials that make it easier to use the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). Some OHMIT publications enhance general understanding of the regulations, while others focus on specific “niches” within which a training gap … Continue reading

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IATA – DGR Changes in 2011

Here are some changes in the 2011 DGR that may impact you. • “Limited Quantity” marking is now required. This has replaced the words “Limited Quantity” on the outer package. In addition, the text “Limited Quantity” is no longer required … Continue reading

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