Latest Alerts

  • PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Cylinders Exceeding Retest Date July 6, 2020 - Safety Alert (July 6, 2020) The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has extended a notice of enforcement discretion stating that it would not take enforcement action against any person who fills a DOT-specification cylinder used to transport Division 2.2 non-flammable gas provided the cylinder meets all requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49... Read more »
  • UPDATED: Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan April 30, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 29, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of Considerations when forming a COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan as of 29 April 2020.... Read more »
  • COVID-19 Update: FEMA Face Covering Distribution Program — Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 20th, 5PM Eastern April 20, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 18, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update FEMA Face Covering Distribution Program — Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 20th, at 5PM Eastern FEMA has identified a manufacturer to mass... Read more »
  • COVID-19 UPDATED: Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan April 13, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 10, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update UPDATED: Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan – Considerations Business Closure and Exemption by Government This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members... Read more »
  • COVID-19 Update: PA Requires Inventory of PPE, Other Medical Resources April 13, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 10, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update Pennsylvania Government Requires Inventory of PPE, Other Medical Resources The Pennsylvania Governor issued an Order dated April 8, 2020 that authorizes the... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert — COVID-19: Cylinder And Liquid Container Issue April 9, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 9, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) Cylinder And Liquid Container Issue Related To Cylinder Conversion And Filling During The COVID-19 Crisis (Please click here to download a copy of... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert — PHMSA COVID-19 Update: Cylinder Retest Extension April 7, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 7, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION REGARDING CYLINDERS THAT HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR PERIODIC REQUALIFICATION TEST DATE (Please click here to download a copy of the... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert — COVID-19 Update: FMCSA; TSA; CDC April 6, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 6, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19: FMCSA Grants CLP Waiver TSA Issues Temporary Exemption FMCSA Acting Administrator Addresses COVID-19 Issues CDC Recommendation on Cloth Face Coverings FMCSA Grants... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert: COVID-19 Update DOT Special Permit Cylinder Requalification April 6, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 3, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update DOT Special Permit Cylinder Requalification Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Special... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert: CDL Med Card Waiver; D&A Testing March 31, 2020 - Safety Alert (March 26, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) CDL Med Card Waiver D&A Testing I. FMCSA Issues Waiver of Expired CDLs, Driver Medical Certifications The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has... Read more »
  • DOT Safety Alert: COVID-19 March 24, 2020 - Safety Alert (March 24, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of DOT and FMCSA updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) DOT Issues Update on Drug and Alcohol Testing The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued guidance on compliance with drug and alcohol testing... Read more »
  • Safety Alert — FMCSA Issues HOS Emergency Declaration for Coronavirus Relief Efforts March 16, 2020 - Safety Alert (March 16, 2020) FMCSA Issues HOS Emergency Declaration for Coronavirus Relief Efforts On March 13, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. FMCSA’s declaration provides for regulatory relief for... Read more »
  • Safety Alert – Corona Virus And Other Infectious Agents: Business contingency planning and equipment cleaning March 11, 2020 - Industrial and Medical Gas Safety Alert (March 08, 2020) Corona Virus And Other Infectious Agents: Business contingency planning and equipment cleaning This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of potential measures to assist in development of business contingency plans and cleaning and disinfection of cylinders and equipment.  Refer to Safety alert 27... Read more »
  • Safety Alert – Corona Virus And Other Infectious Agents: Protection Measures For Employees And Cylinders March 11, 2020 - Industrial and Medical Gas Safety Alert (February 27, 2020) Corona Virus And Other Infectious Agents: Protection Measures For Employees And Cylinders This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of potential measures to take to protect employees and cylinders from infectious agents. Click here to download a copy of this Safety Alert. Safety... Read more »
  • Safety Alert – CO CO2 Mixtures in Steel Cylinders (September 24, 2019) September 25, 2019 - Specialty, Industrial, Food and Medical Gas Safety Alert  (September 24, 2019)  Mixtures containing Carbon Monoxide & Carbon Dioxide in steel cylinders This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of potential cylinder damage resulting from internal stress corrosion where carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are filled in steel cylinders. In the past, cylinders... Read more »