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The Complete Guide to FMCSA, NHTSA & Other Regulations for Truck Manufacturers

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a department within the Department of Transportation. Formerly, it was a part of the Federal Highway Administration. Established on January 1, 2000, FMCSA’s mission is “to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.” As such, the FMCSA implements a variety of regulations and standards pertaining to motor …

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What is Hazard Communication (HazCom)?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Hazard communication, also known as HazCom, is a set of processes and procedures that employers and importers must implement in the workplace to effectively communicate hazards associated with chemicals during handling, shipping, and any form of exposure. Here’s what you need to know about hazard communication, including regulations, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and label requirements. …

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What is the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a set of guidelines for identifying and classifying hazards associated with various substances. Most importantly, the GHS standardized this classification globally (as its name suggests), which allows for better collaboration and improved safety within the global supply chain. Here’s an overview of the …

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The Complete Guide to Inspection Tags and Regulations for Boilers, Industrial Pressure Vessels, Valves & More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Inspection tags are useful tools that help to facilitate and ensure that proper inspection procedures are followed for equipment such as boilers, industrial pressure vessels, and valves. Inspection tags can be used to inform employees when inspection was last conducted on a part or piece of equipment, offering confidence that the equipment is in safe …

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