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SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS

Global disributors are reducing costs and improving efficiency – without sacrificing compliance standards or introducing risk – by having a single product SDS adhere to multiple agency standards, a multiple agency SDS. The Concept – OSHA, WHMIS, and even EU CLP or UN on a Single SDS At SiteHawk, we are seeing an increase in the number of…

SDS Authoring Risk Alert: OSHA Requires Checking Full Range of Data Sources for Hazards

OSHA regulations call for firms to “identify and consider the full range of available scientific literature and other evidence concerning the potential hazards” when authoring an SDS (§1910.1200 (d) (2)). SDS Authoring Risk Unfortunately, many organizations expose themselves to significant risk by only checking one or two common sources. When they cannot find an endpoint…

The Annual Chemical Inventory – The EHS Professional’s Secret Weapon

Due to hazard communication regulations, we all know that a complete inventory of chemicals used in the workplace is a must.  Having an annual chemical inventory helps with chemical tracking, reduces disposal costs, helps keep a lean chemical inventory. Chemical inventories should be done on an annual basis to ensure you are maintaining accurate and…

SiteHawk Presents at Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference in Toronto

“Without the data, the tools are pointless and without the software the data is unmanageable.” -Tim O’Reilly Mr. O’Reilly was spot-on. Today, most companies engage multiple software systems and under-utilize countless data sources. At the Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference 2017 in Toronto, SiteHawk led a breakout that focused on the data conundrum and how users…

OSHA Signals Potential HazCom Changes

Although many organizations are still wrestling with the operational implications of the adoption of GHS in OSHA 2012, OSHA has recently signaled that the agency may consider more HazCom changes in the next round of rulemaking. Are HazCom Changes in the Works? OSHA HazCom is based on Revision 3 of the UN GHS purple book. In a meeting…

SDS Management Update – A New & Improved Localization for Korea

SiteHawk is pleased to announce the release of an improved translation for the Korean version of our SDS management solution, SiteHawk Communicator. This enhanced localization was performed by native speakers to provide a more accurate and user-friendly interface for SDS management in Korean. SiteHawk Communicator is offered in 26 languages and there are data sets…

So, You’ve Moved Your Safety Data Sheets Into a Web-based SDS Management System…Now What?

Once you’ve implemented a cloud-based SDS management system such as SiteHawk Communicator, you have more than a secure and safe repository for safety data sheets. SiteHawk opens the door to endless possibilities for leveraging your chemical data. Newly implemented clients commonly have questions related to their responsibilities for compliance now that they have an online…

OSHA Begins Rule-Making Process In November Meeting

OSHA is beginning the rule-making process to update the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012 or OSHA 2012). On October 28, OSHA signaled that the process to revise these regulations has begun by publishing a meeting notice in the Federal Register for an informal discussion on hazard communication rule-making. This meeting is to be held on…

Try, Try Again…

Are you trying to contact suppliers for updated SDS? Material Summary can help stay compliant! Albert Einstein said “You never fail until you stop trying.” This mantra might run like a broken record for many EHS managers still seeking GHS-compliant SDSs from suppliers and manufactures. OSHA 2012 regulations require that all companies attempt to contact suppliers…

Increase in OSHA Fines

For the first time in 25 years, OSHA increases fines for violations by as much as 78%. Effective August 1, 2016, the new maximum fine per violation will be $12,471 (the max has been $7,000 since 1990). By Congressional directive, federal agencies such as OSHA are adjusting civil penalties to account for inflation; penalties will continue to…