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Hazmat Civil Penalties are Raised for the Second Time in 2021

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 1:10 PM

 

Federal law concerning compliance orders and civil penalties are subject to change. The US Department of Transportation has increased hazmat civil penalties for regulatory violations effective May 3, 2021, including violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The increase apply to hazardous materials violations by ground, air, and sea transportation.

 

 

Adjusting Hazmat Civil Penalties

 

 

The new hazmat civil ...

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Worthington announces price hike for steel and aluminium cylinders

Posted on May 17, 2021 at 11:55 AM

Worthington Industries has announced a price increase on some of its steel and aluminium cylinders, effective on all new orders shipped on or after 1st July, or as contracts allow.

 

Announcing the hike on Tuesday (11th May), Worthington said the increase will be made on the following:

 

-Steel portable, forklift, specialty chemical and fire extinguisher cylinders will advance 15%.

-Heating and system tanks, including 100-pound carbon steel tanks, will ...

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Norris Cylinder announces price increase

Posted on January 27, 2021 at 9:25 AM

Norris Cylinder has said it will implement a price increase on all products for new orders shipping on or after 1st February (2021), or pursuant to individual customer contracts.

 

In a statement, the Michigan-based company said prices on all high-pressure cylinder models will rise by 7% and acetylene cylinders will increase by 9%.

 

“We will continue to monitor the situation and remain focused on pursuing world-class manufacturing practices and investm...

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Worthington announces price increase on aluminum and steel cylinders

Posted on January 25, 2021 at 9:25 AM

Worthington Industries has announced a price increase for its steel and aluminium cylinders, effective on all new orders shipping on or after 1st Feb (2021), or as contracts allow.

 

According to a statement released on 11 January, prices on all fire extinguisher and suppression system cylinders, and specialty chemical cylinders will advance 15%.

 

Prices on all aluminium forklift cylinders and aluminium portable cylinders will advance 10%.

 

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The New Year Brings New OSHA Penalties

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated their fines for the new year. The maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after January 15th 2021 are the following:


TYPE OF VIOLATION PENALTY

Serious Violation $13,653 Per Violation

Other-Than-Serious Violation ...

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End of Temporary Enforcement Discretion By PHMSA Regarding Recurrent Hazmat Training

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:30 AM

On March 25, 2020, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) issued a notice of enforcement action regarding obtaining or providing recurrent training to hazmat employees. The notice stated that no enforcement action would be taken against companies that were unable to provide recurrent training for 90 days. On June 24, 2020, PHMSA extended the hold on enforcement actions until October 31, 2020.

PHMSA recognized that the unprecedented changes in business practices rela...

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With the New Fiscal Year Comes New CFR Editions

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Today is the first day of October. This means different things to different people. For some it means fall is here, the leaves change, and weather starts to get colder. For the U.S. Government, it means the beginning of a new fiscal year. The new fiscal year brings about new editions of the Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR). Updated every year, they are published and available for purchase starting in November. This is important because a cylinder requalifier needs to have on hand the ...

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DOT and TC Reciprocity Agreement

Posted on September 29, 2020 at 3:30 PM

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has reached a reciprocity agreement with Transport Canada (TC) which allows all DOT-3AL qualified aluminum high pressure gas cylinders to be sold, put into service, and retested in Canada. Transport Canada has advised that the TC-3ALM crown markings/stampings on aluminum cylinders are no longer necessary.

2020 Emergency Response Guidebook is released

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 12:30 AM

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released the 2020 edition of its Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). This edition provides first responders with the revised and updated go to manual that offers guidance on what to do in that first critical 30 minutes of a HAZMAT response. The revised ERG contains an indexed list of dangerous goods, their associated ID numbers, and general hazards that they might pose in a transportat...

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PHMSA Extension of Enforcement of Cylinders Exceeding Re-qualification Period

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:05 PM

PHMSA has extended the Exemption of Enforcement of Division 2.2 cylinders that are out of Requalification through October 31st, 2020.  Full details can be read in the blog bost below.


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