Changes to Physical and Health Hazard Classifications
Tier II reports detail materials stored on-site over a certain quantity threshold that a city, state, and/or federal agency has set. These reports typically include facility contact information, chemical name, storage information, and the hazards associated with each chemical.
Reports are due by March 1. Don’t wait until the last week of February to start, read Antea Group’s tips and get a jump-start on your Tier II report!
More than 100 first responders – including Union Pacific personnel – took part in a multi-agency disaster drill in Rochelle, Ill., May 8.
For UP personnel, the drill started when Matthew Thompson, manager-Hazardous Materials, notified the Response Management Communications Center (RMCC) that a tornado had been spotted near the Global 3 Intermodal Facility. A manifest train was in the area, and an unknown number of cars were reported as derailed and fire was visible.
Omaha, Neb., May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific Railroad named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes Union Pacific customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases (NARs) for regulated hazardous materials shipments.