DOT Launches Free App Featuring Emergency Response Guidebook Delivers Hazmat Safety Info into the Hands of Emergency Responders
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline
and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today
announced a free, mobile web app of its Emergency Response
Guidebook 2012 (ERG). The new safety tool will provide the nation's
emergency responders with fast, easily accessible information to
help them manage hazardous material incidents. Read More...
New Lithium Battery Regulations Will Present Shippers with Challenges in 2013 Additional Training may be required
One of the most noteworthy changes, of the 2013
International Air Regulations, is the new various packing
instructions for lithium ion and metal batteries and
cells. Read More...
Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Inspections A Must if You Are Renovating
WorkSafeBC requires a hazardous materials inspection for any
worksite to determine the presence of asbestos containing materials
(ACM), and many municipalities now require a complete inventory of
hazardous materials present in a building before issuing a permit
to renovate or demolish the premises. Some of these hazardous
materials are asbestos, lead (in paint, plumbing, stained glass),
mercury (in thermostats and fluorescent light bulbs), PCBs (in
fluorescent light ballasts) and ODSs (ozone depleting substances
such as freon, a refrigerant used in air conditioners). Read More...
What to do if you find tsunami debris Guidelines from the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment
Every year, marine debris from a number of sources washes up on
coastlines around the world. Along with impacting tens of thousands
of lives, the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March
2011 also washed debris into the Pacific Ocean.
Legislation gives first responders peace of mind Emergency workers will be able to access information about potential disease exposure
Emergency workers will be able to access information about
potential disease exposure with legislation introduced today by the
Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens'
Services and Open Government. Read More...
AMS/WASTE and COORS Databases Information Now Available Free of Charge
The BC Minisitry of the Environment has recently made some
changes to provide the information free of charge in the AMS/WASTE
and CCORs databases. Previously, searches for information in these
databases could only be requested by submitting a Site
Information Request Application.
WorkSafeBC exec says asbestos disease still top concern for B.C. workers Effects of asbestos exposure still a problem for workers
The effects of long years of exposure to asbestos is still one
of the biggest challenges faced by British Columbia's workers
today, and it is expected to continue to be a problem in this
This was according to Donna Wilson, vice-president for
industrial service and sustainability for WorkSafeBC, the
province's workers' compensation board. Read More...