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Changes found in the NEW 2021 International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions

By Alyssa Williamson on Nov 09, 2020

CAO has released their newest version of the Technical Instructions.  As Air Training expires every 2 years it is important for companies to update their training as a number of changes have been made by the Air Industry relating to dangerous goods and their transportation.

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Dangerous Goods Consulting and the Value it Brings to Small Businesses

By Alyssa Williamson on Oct 30, 2020

It is of upmost importance that your business is storing and managing dangerous goods in a way that minimises the risks that they pose upon the people, property and environment of your organisation. A consultation can assist in providing controls, classifying your products, detailing training requirements and bring your organization up to compliance. Is there a specific area within your business that needs attention? GEMC offers custom solutions to suit every business and unique need.

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The Importance for a TDG compliance audit.

By Alyssa Williamson on Oct 08, 2020

A dangerous goods compliance audit provides a review of key compliance areas such as: Vendor SDS information as it relates to your dangerous goods inventory and shipping Internal measures to ensure proper shipping procedures are in place Dangerous goods quantity limitations, eg, LTD QTY shipments Packaging procedures Carrier restrictions

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Common Uses Of Lithium-Ion Batteries

By Alyssa Williamson on Sep 30, 2020

Although now more than 50 years old, the Li-Ion battery is still constantly improving: scientists are continuously pushing the limits and boundaries of current Li-Ion technology by experimenting with new ways to combine electrolytes, anodes, and cathodes to create a battery that is more energy-efficient, more cost-efficient, and much safer than its current form. From using relatively cheaper (yet safer) materials like Silicon and Vanadium oxides to creating ‘nanostructures’ within the cells to create more surface area, scientists are thinking of new ways to improve the current Li-Ion batteries energy capacity and safety measures.

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Lithium Ion Batteries and Best Recycling Procedures

By Alyssa Williamson on Sep 28, 2020

Approximately 50% of lithium batteries can be recycled and most household batteries qualify for local recycling programs in North America. Many local hardware and electronic retailers offer free recycling programs like Call2Recycle, who offer bins at local outlets to make the recycling process easy.

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How to find out if your product or substance is regulated under the TDGR.

By Alyssa Williamson on Sep 11, 2020

If an SDS is not available and the manufacturer or distributor are no longer in business, you will need to determine whether the product is a dangerous good by the same means as the original manufacturer.

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Health Canada recalls more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list

By Alyssa Williamson on Aug 06, 2020

Separately in the U.S. on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report warning of serious adverse events, including death, associated with ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing methanol. From May 1 through June 30, 15 cases of methanol poisoning were reported in Arizona and New Mexico, associated with swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Four patients died, and three were discharged with visual impairment. Health Canada says frequent use of hand sanitizer containing methanol may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches.

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Temporary certificate TU 0764 – Test samples for COVID-19

By Alyssa Williamson on Jul 29, 2020

Temporary certificate pursuant to Subsection 31(2.1) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 from Transport Canada, Published 2020 Certificate Number: TU 0764 Pursuant to subsection 31(2.1) of...

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