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Lion's Top 5 Videos of 2019

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Roger Marks

At Lion News, we stepped up our video efforts in 2019 to bring you more relevant, useful regulatory compliance content than ever before. If you haven’t had the chance yet, check out our YouTube channel at today.

To give you a taste of what we do with video, here are the top 5 most-watched videos we created in 2019. Thank you to everyone who watched our videos, subscribed to our YouTube channel, and shared our stuff on social media. We truly appreciate it—and there’s a lot more to come in 2020!

#1. The Hazmat Autocomplete Challenge (Part 1)

In a new video series based on Wired magazine’s popular “Autocomplete Interview” videos, we used a popular search engine to compile the 10 most-searched questions about hazardous materials transportation and DOT compliance.

Then, we invited hazmat instructor Flip De Rea to answer them in a completely unscripted fashion. The result:

Our most popular video of the year, with more than 1,000 views.

#2. RCRA Hazardous Waste Autocomplete Challenge

We invited Lion trainer Ross Kellogg to answer the most-searched questions about RCRA hazardous waste regulations.


#3. Lithium Battery Labels & Markings Required as of Jan. 1, 2019

Who could forget? As of January 1, 2019, new lithium battery labels and marks became mandatory following a two-year transition period. If you’re not using new lithium battery labels on your packages yet—let this be a friendly reminder to start immediately. Learn more. 


Coming Soon: Hazmat Labels from Lion!

We are putting the finishing touches on a new web store to provide hazardous materials labels, placards, and signs to help you keep your shipments moving in full compliance. In our hazmat courses, professionals often ask Where can I get good, durable hazmat labels? Now we have the answer.  

Be among the first to know when our new online store opens! Visit now and complete our form to stay in the know about the latest offerings from Lion.   

#4: Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals: New EPA Management Rules

Lithium batteries weren’t the only materials that got a regulatory overhaul in 2019. New EPA management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals took effect in Summer 2019—including training requirements for employees, new accumulation rules and time limits, labeling requirements for pharmaceutical containers, reporting rules, and more.  



#5. FRA Withdraws Hazmat Train Staffing Rule

In our Lion Now video series, we summarize the week’s most-impactful headlines for EH&S professionals in 3 minutes or less.

In the week of June 18, 2019, that included the Federal Rail Administration’s withdrawal of a proposed rule to set minimum train staffing requirements for certain rail operations, including trains hauling large quantities of hazardous materials.

Ship hazmat by rail car? Complete Lion’s Hazmat Ground Shipper—Additional Rail Requirements online course to expand your 49 CFR knowledge and learn the unique requirements for the rail mode.


More to Come in 2020!

Stay tuned to our weekly e-newsletter and our YouTube channel for more videos to help you manage hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and safety compliance in 2020.

We’re looking forward to another year of creating blogs, infographics, videos, and more to make it easy for you to keep up with regulatory changes. Plus, we’ll be exploring more of the complex hazmat, RCRA, and OSHA regulations that impact your job.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel today and click the bell icon so you know when we post a new video.

We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe New Year.