Category: HazCom Compliance

SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, WHMIS 2015

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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…

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

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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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…

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

Apr 2017

Author: Kimberly Williams

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance

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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…

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SiteHawk Presents at Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference in Toronto

Apr 2017

Author: Dave Williams

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, Events, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, WHMIS 2015

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“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…

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OSHA Signals Potential HazCom Changes

Apr 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, Uncategorized

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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…

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SDS Management Update – A New & Improved Localization for Korea

Apr 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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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…

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OSHA Publishes Hazard Classification Guidance

Mar 2016

Author: SiteHawk

Categories: HazCom Compliance, Product Development, Product Sustainability

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OSHA recently published an OSHA Hazard Classification Guidance document to help manufacturers and importers of chemicals. The document helps them comply with the hazard classification portion of HCS. What is in the OSHA Hazard Classification Guidance? The 432-page OSHA Hazard Classification Guidancedocument provides comprehensive guidance on hazard classification including sections on: The process of data collection…

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OSHA Publishes Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012

Jun 2015

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: HazCom Compliance

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Over two weeks ago, the safety data sheet and labelling requirements under OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HCS 2012) (29 CFR 1910.1200) went into effect. Manufacturers, importers and employers must provide information about chemical hazards on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels. They also must utilize GHS requirements to alert the user for immediate and consistent recognition…

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Countdown to Compliance – OSHA Enforcement Guidance Provides Clarification Regarding Chemical Mixtures

Apr 2015

Author: SiteHawk

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

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In the past, we blogged that industry and trade associations have filed petitions requesting OSHA extend the deadline for product formulators, yielding clarification by the OSHA Enforcement Guidance that it would use enforcement discretion for manufacturers and importers who demonstrate they have conducted “reasonable diligence” and made “good faith” efforts to meet the June 1,…

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New partnership, new possibilities for EHS management programs

Dec 2014

Author: SiteHawk

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

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Recently, SiteHawk announced a new partnership with Intelex, a leading environmental, health, safety (EHS) and quality software provider–the SiteHawk Intelex partnership bridges the gap between chemical data content and EHS management applications. The data that SiteHawk collects from SDSs now feeds into Intelex’s applications such as water quality, industrial hygiene, occupational health, and risk management. This…

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