Category: Chemical Management

Apple Releases Banned Chemical List

Aug 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, Product Development, Product Sustainability

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As noted in Macworld’s recent article, Apple published its first list of regulated substances (banned chemical list).  Amid calls for increased scrutiny regarding the potential usage of carcinogenic substances, Apple concluded that no widespread use of benzene or n-hexane had occurred in its manufacturing facilities. In a growing trend amongst product manufacturers, Apple’s move highlights…

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Is Just GHS Good Enough?

Feb 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Management

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Environmental, health, and safety professionals are aiming to update vendor safety data sheets with the latest Globally Harmonized System (GHS) versions for internal hazcom compliance.  However, is knowing simply whether or not an SDS is compliant with OSHA HazCom 2012good enough?  The short answer is, no. Implemented correctly, there is no such thing as a…

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Chemical Spill – What’s YOUR Plan?

Jan 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, HazCom Compliance

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As much as anything, the moral of the story regarding the recent West Virginia chemical spill is:  Do you have a plan for a chemical emergency in your community or your company?  The spill of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, a chemical used in the coal industry, has raised health and environmental concerns in the community, but also…

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OSHA Reveals their 2013 Top 10 Violations

Oct 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, General Information, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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OSHA shared their Top 10 violations for 2013, HazCom has an additional 1,460 violation between 2012 and 2013. That’s a 31% increase year over year.

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What is a Chemical Profiling System?

Oct 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, Product Development, SDS Management

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A chemical profiling system essentially allows EH&S and business professional to extract important chemical information out of the materials located in their facility.

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5 “Gotchas” in SDS Compliance

Oct 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance, SDS Management

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All SDS service providers are alike, right? Wrong. As we are sometimes reminded us, cheap can be expensive if the solution you buy does not provide the level of service or functionality that your business needs.

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EPA’s ChemView Helps Companies to Make Safer, Possibly Smarter Choices

Sep 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, General Information

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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…

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Chemical Safety Board Issues Recommendations on Combustible Dust

Aug 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management

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Chemical Safety Board issues recommendations regarding combustible dust.

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The Cost of Safety and Compliance

Aug 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance

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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.

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Reduce Your Liability to Chemical Exposure!

Jun 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance

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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.

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