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End of Temporary Enforcement Discretion By PHMSA Regarding Recurrent Hazmat Training

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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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Updated Training Class Dates

Posted on September 17, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The training calendar has been updated with new online training classes through February 2021. Please be aware of the signup deadlines when registering.

Training Updates and Announcement

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We have just added two additional classes to the upcoming schedule.  We will be conducting a online Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician Course and a Valve Repair Techniciain Course on 17 August 2020.  Deadline to sign up is 10 August in order for your training materials to arrive in time.


Announcment:  The sale on the Cylinder Markings Guide has been extended to the end of August.

PSI Cylinder Codes and Markings Reference Guide on Sale

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Until the end of August, the PSI Cylinder Codes and MArkings Guide is on sale for 20% off.  You can find it here in the web store.

PHMSA Extension of Enforcement of Cylinders Exceeding Re-qualification Period

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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.

DOT Emergency Exemption of Re-qualification for Certain Cylinders

Posted on April 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION REGARDING CYLINDERS THAT HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR PERIODIC REQUALIFICATION TEST DATE

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) understands that due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, many members of the medical and industrial gas industry may be experiencing difficulty in obtaining cylinders due to the increased demand for these gases or a disruption in...

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DOT Announcement on HAZMAT Training Requirements

Posted on April 19, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT POLICY REGARDING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS


The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) understands that many hazardous materials (hazmat) employers may be experiencing difficulty in either obtaining or providing recurrent training as required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, 49 CFR Parts 171-180) due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

PHMSA gives notice that it wi...

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