November 25, 2015
2016 APA Winter Conference Feb. 23-25, see a sneak peak here.
October 20, 2015
House T&I Committee introduces surface transportation reauthorization & reform legislation, read more.
September 1, 2015
Tianjin, China explosions create uncertain shipping delays, read more here.
August 6, 2015
Senate confirms new PHMSA Administrator, Marie Dominguez.
June 29, 2015
FMCSA grants APA HOS waiver request, see notice.
June 26, 2015
CPSC announces drop in fireworks related injuries, read more.
June 5, 2015
APA supported legislation to safeguard seaports from disruptions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)
June 3, 2015
President Obama nominates next PHMSA Administrator.
May 22, 2015
Remember to Celebrate Safely this holiday weekend as we remember our U.S. heros.
May 12, 2015
June 1 deadline for GHS Labeling & SDSs requirements, members click here for guidance
April 23, 2015
PHMSA reminds Hazmat shippers & carriers of emergency response responsibilities, see notice.
April 8, 2015
FMCSA issues Final Rule on Civil Penalties, read more.
April 1, 2015
PHMSA to clarify policy on additional name item fireworks Approvals, read more here.
March 24, 2015
Prepare for the season with APA Safe-T First, members click here.
February 25, 2015
Delays may continue despite West Coast Port labor resolution, read more
February 13, 2015
West Coast Port delays escalate, APA members click here for guidance.
Consumer Fireworks Information
UN0336, Fireworks, 1.4G
In case of fire, stop traffic, isolate the immediate area, and deny entry. Keep non-essential people away.
Fire in cargo area can be fought with water spray if necessary, although disposal and site clean up will be simplified if material is allowed to burn. Try to prevent other types of fire from reaching the cargo area.
Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and structural firefighter’s protective clothing will provide some limited protection. Firefighters should retreat if fire approaches cargo area, and use unmanned hose holder to direct water spray on fire.
For additional information, call the shipper using the emergency telephone number listed on the shipping papers. If there is no answer, call Chem-Tel’s 24-hour number (800) 255-3924.
Cargo fire: Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat.
Withdraw from area if and when fire reaches cargo and let fire burn, if situation allows. If fire must be fought, flood with water spray. Use firefighting team to prevent spread of fire to adjacent structures and materials.
Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident. First, move people out of line-of-sight of the scene and away from windows. Obtain more information from appropriate authorities listed on the shipping papers.
Spill of Cargo
Shut off ignition sources. There should be no flares, smoking, tools capable of producing sparks, or flames in the vicinity of the spilled material.
Cautiously pick up the spilled devices and place them in cardboard cartons.
Call emergency medical care.
Use first aid treatment according to the nature of the injury.