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Here is a useful array of website links to organizations, associations and agencies with an active interest in industrial packaging and hazardous materials safety.

US Government Sites

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

U.S. Federal Register

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

PHMSA Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

Enforcement: Tobyhanna Package Compliance Testing Results

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Government Printing Office / Superintendent of Documents

THOMAS – Legislative Information from the Library of Congress

U.S. Small Business Administration

Association Sites

Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA)

Steel Shipping Container Institute (SSCI)

Plastic Drum Institute

Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association of North America (RIBCA)

American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN)

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)

Chemical Packaging Committee (CPC)

American Chemistry Council

American Iron and Steel Institute

American National Standards Institute

American Society for Testing and Materials

American Petroleum Institute

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

National Association of Chemical Distributors

American Coatings Association

American Trucking Associations

Safety Organizations

International Association of Fire Chiefs

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC)

Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA)

International Sites

Transport Canada

UN Subcommittee of Experts

European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Confederation for Drum Manufacturers (ICDM)

Association of Asia-Oceanic Steel Drum Manufacturers (AOSD)

Syndicat European de l’Industrie des Futs en Acier (SEFA)

Japan Steel Drum Association (JDRA)

(German) Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)

Publications / Journals

Hazardous Cargo Bulletin

Journal of Hazmat Transportation