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CHEMTREC employs industry leaders who are constantly working to make sure we are providing the best available chemical response call center for incidents involving hazardous materials. You can count on CHEMTREC to deliver you specialized emergency response information for hazardous materials. In addition to our incident support services, CHEMTREC is known as the world's leading source of information and emergency incident support for shippers of hazardous materials.

Our team of experts are dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with evolving regulations, new compliance management trends and procedures, as well as groundbreaking shifts happening within the industry. Visit our blog frequently to read about industry news, new product offerings and best practices to keep your company compliant and safe.

July 10, 2019

Adopted by the UN and slated for inclusion in 49 CFR and other regulatory standards, the regulation will have a significant impact on the lithium battery industry. Beginning January 2020, manufacturers and distributors of lithium cells and batteries must make available a lithium battery test summary document to everyone in the supply chain.

June 28, 2019

CHEMTREC®, the world’s leading source of 24/7 call center support and information during hazardous materials incidents, has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to offer the CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat Emergency Local Preparedness) Award. Through this program, two volunteer fire departments will be awarded $7,500 to help enhance their response capabilities and increase local readiness to respond to and prepare for hazardous materials incidents.

August 21, 2018

CHEMTREC®, a service of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is proud to announce its first International Hazmat Summit. The event will be held at the Westin Houston Memorial City in Houston, Texas on October 29 – 31, 2019. “Our goal is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for those involved in the safe transportation, handling, and use of hazardous materials, including shippers, carriers, and emergency and spill clean-up responders,” said Chief Executive of CHEMTREC John Modine.

August 15, 2018

REGTREC™, our regulatory research and compliance tool, is now available to all customers of our outside zone and global emergency response services! REGTREC highlights the major chemical regulatory requirements of countries around the world and provides a single source for up-to-date content on a broad range of topics including SDS, labels, product and substance registration, restrictions and bans and transportation.

July 5, 2018

More and more products are fueled by lithium batteries. As their use increases, so does the frequency of safety incidents during shipment. In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration reported a significant jump in lithium battery incidents aboard planes and in airports—from just 16 incidents in 2015 up to 46 in 2017. Is your organization compliant with these evolving lithium battery shipping regulations? If not, you are at risk for penalties and fines that could amount to thousands of dollars per violation.

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