Topics: Hazardous Materials

PHMSA Determines Federal Law Preempts California Break Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) determined that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest break requirements for all motor vehicle operators that transport hazardous materials, granting a request from the National Tank Truck Carriers Association (NTTC). More

PHMSA Seeks Hazardous Materials Carriers for Pilot Program

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is seeking hazardous material carriers and shippers willing to participate in a paperless hazard communication system pilot program. More

New OSHA Hazard Communication Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals as the new standard for hazard communication (HAZCOM). Effective Dec. 1, 2013, employers must ensure that employees are trained on the new labeling elements and Safety Data Sheet formats. More

PHMSA Reduces HAZMAT Fees; Increases Fines

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued two rulemakings last week of importance to fuel haulers. More

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