The EPA recently released a really interesting and cool new web-based search tool called, EPA’s ChemView. It allows companies and manufacturers to search for, “information on chemical health and safety data received by EPA and EPA’s assessments and regulatory actions for specific chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)”. It’s basically the EPA’s version of…
Chemical Safety Board issues recommendations regarding combustible dust.
The big question on a lot of people’s minds is how will GHS affect safety numbers in the long run? Well some 40+ million workers in the U.S. alone will be affected by GHS. There will also be implementation and training costs. However, OSHA is forecasting the prevention of 43 fatalities and 585 injuries per year from implementing the GHS.
Is a North American HazCom Standard based on UN GHS going to become a reality? We have gotten just an inkling of the potential answer to this infamous question in the recent weeks as Canada has released a “Description of Proposed Amendments to adopt GHS”.
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If you can’t put your hands on versions and archives; you truly can’t be compliant and you can’t reduce your organizations risk.
This sheet provides information about the placement and volatility of materials in the vehicle. This is similar to a safety data sheet, in that both identify and convey hazards. In an emergency this would most likely be first responders.
Workplace Labeling seems to be the single most asked about impact related the current transition of OSHA Hazcom 2012 with GHS. OSHA hasn’t changed general requirements for workplace labeling—and gives Employers the option to create their own workplace labels—however, there are caveats.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr of California announced this week, his proposed reforms to Proposition 65. Proposition 65 is a good law that’s helped many people, but it’s being abused by unscrupulous lawyers,” said Governor Brown. “This is an effort to improve the law so it can do what it was intended to do –…
In the most basic description, the Regulatory Threshold Worksheets compare material quantities recorded within SiteHawk to be compared against reporting threshold levels for reporting of various regulations. It sounds simple enough, but it is also one of the most talked about and powerful new features in SiteHawk Professional. It acts like a regulatory checks and…