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Does My Personal Vehicle Need Placards? – Answering Regulatory Helpline Questions

One of the great services offered by ICC Compliance Center to our customers is our Regulatory Helpline. Current customers can call in and have basic questions answered for free. Our Specialists are trained in all of the transport regulations for the US and Canada. We also answer questions surrounding HazCom2012 and WHMIS 2015. A great benefit of our service is getting the customer a “right” answer. Occasionally it may require some information gathering, but we still give you an answer. Being relatively new to our Helpline, I tend to take a bit longer to get an answer.

I mention this because of an interesting question that came in last week. A customer called and posed the following question:

If I want to move a container of oxygen in my personal vehicle, does [my vehicle] have to be placarded?

On the surface this seems easy enough to answer, but in reality that is not the case. As I discovered a good bit more information was needed to formulate a “right” answer.

Answer Step 1:

What is meant by “a container of oxygen”? This information is needed for several reasons. We have to determine if what the caller has is truly a hazardous material/dangerous good. For example, is it pure oxygen or is it a blend of oxygen and nitrogen similar to a SCUBA tank? One is much more dangerous in the event of Continue Reading…

ICC’s Toni-Ann McLean is now a Registered Specialist!

Toni-Ann McLeanICC Compliance Center is thrilled to announce that Toni-Ann McLean, Regulatory Specialist has successfully completed the requirements for registration in the SDS and Label Authoring Registry Program. As such, Toni-Ann has demonstrated that she has the knowledge and skills to create SDS and labels, specifically relating the Globally Harmonized System. Toni-Ann will now be Registered Specialist , SDS and Label Authoring,# 206738. Toni-Ann took the exam while attending the Society for Hazard Communication semi-annual conference in Nashville in April.

The SDS and Label Authoring registry program recognizes chemical hazard communication and environmental health professionals who specialize in authoring safety data sheets (SDS) and labels. This registry program was developed through a partnership with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) to assure the recognition of competent professionals. To gain the Registered Specialist: SDS and Label Author credential, an individual must meet the established qualifications and must demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge defined by the program’s Body of Knowledge. This AIHA Registry Program is the first EHS Specialty Credential that provides recognition for individuals who have expertise in this area.

ICC Compliance Center offers services relating to SDS and labels for North America and Europe. Contact us for more details on how we can help.

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