November 2014

Labelmaster offers advanced 49 CFR Book Covering Hazmat Shipping & Transportation

Labelmaster Offers the Early 49 CFR Book Covering Hazmat Shipping and Transportation Regulations Six Months Earlier than Government 49 CFR Release

Labelmaster offers its Early 49 CFR book covering up-to-date domestic regulations for the shipping and transport of dangerous goods six months prior to release of the government 49 CFR. This exclusive resource includes requirements for markings, labels, placards, shipping papers, training, emergency response and packaging standards for hazmat transportation via highway, rail, air and water.

“This early version of the 49 CFR is imperative for all dangerous goods shippers, carriers and freight forwarders as well as those shipping hazardous materials or hazardous waste, because it provides the most current regulatory information to help keep companies up-to-date with new rules adopted between annual 49 CFR printings,” said Jeanne Zmich, Vice President of Regulatory Research with Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance. “The regulations are updated as of October 1st of each year, but the government’s release is not available until March.

“That’s why we developed the Early 49 CFR to get the regulations, with additional user-friendly features, out as soon as possible,” she added.

Labelmaster’s Early 49 CFR offers the same formatted information as Parts 100-185 of the government release, but also includes additional unique and user-friendly features, including:

  • A four-digit number cross-reference table
  • Easy-to-read Hazardous Materials Table
  • A detailed index to easily find regulations
  • Tabbed sections for easy reference
  • A “How to Use the CFR” section
  • Color displays of hazmat labels and placards
  • Adhesive tabs to identify sections

The Early 49 CFR is offered in a variety of formats including standard and spiral bound books, USB drive, and online edition as well as included in book combos. The 6″ x 9″ book is contained in a single volume which is easier to use than the government’s two volume set.

“The road to dangerous goods compliance is complicated and ever-changing and our Early 49 CFR publication helps companies – big and small – make sense of and comply with the regulations governing dangerous goods transportation,” said Zmich.

Some of the updates that have been made to this year’s edition are:

  • Updated regulations in reference to UN Specification Packaging for certain explosives
  • Adoption of certain Special Permits into the HMR
  • Updated penalties and prohibitions for failure to pay civil penalties related to violations of the HMR
  • Changes to rules regarding shipping various lithium batteries
  • Miscellaneous corrections, modifications, additions to, and removals from the hazardous materials table (HMT)

For further information on Labelmaster’s library of resources, visit http://www.labelmaster.com/shop/books, call 800-621-5808or email the Labelmaster sales team at [email protected]. For in-depth information on the evolution of regulations for shipping dangerous goods, view the new Labelmaster video series by visiting www.labelmaster.com/masterseries.