Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for changes to shipping requirements for certain types of lithium-ion batteries, after an agency investigation into a shipment of batteries that ignited while being transported via a delivery truck in Canada.
Washington — The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is accepting nominations for its Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee, the agency announced in a notice published in the May 14 Federal Register.
Washington — OSHA has released a Safety and Health Information Bulletin warning employers and workers of potential fire and explosion hazards stemming from lithium batteries used to power small or wearable electronic devices.
Washington – An advisory from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration warns commercial motor vehicle drivers, passengers and carriers about the hazards of traveling with Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones and other devices with defective lithium-ion batteries.
Washington – In an effort to prevent overheating, fires and explosions on cargo planes, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board have issued a pair of safety recommendations regarding the bulk shipment of lithium batteries.