Category: HazCom Compliance

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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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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North American HazCom Standard Based on UN GHS to Become a Reality

Jul 2013

Author: kmcgee

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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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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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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HazCom Compliance: GHS Labeling the Latest from OSHA

May 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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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.

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California Governor To Restore the Intent of Proposition 65

May 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: HazCom Compliance

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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 –…

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Highlight Feature: Regulatory Threshold Worksheets

Apr 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: HazCom Compliance, Product Development, SDS Management

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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…

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Common Mistakes When Authoring SDSs and GHS Compliance

Mar 2013

Author: kmcgee

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

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Although OSHA has not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb. As you look to update SDSs for your products here are some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions regarding authoring an updated SDS for your consideration:

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OSHA Issues Corrections and Technical Amendment to HazCom Standard Final Rule

Feb 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance

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OSHA is correcting its regulations that were amended by the Hazard Communication Standard final rule, published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. The majority of the corrections are to references inadvertently missed in the original publication of the final rule. Other corrections include correcting values or notations in tables, and updating references to terms.

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SDS Simplified Search: Searching for the SDS is the Most Difficult Issue Employees Have!

Nov 2012

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: HazCom Compliance, Product Development, SDS Management

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I love telling our customers that you can “Never Search Again” and have immediate, one click access to the exact, most current SDS (for you old schoolers– MSDS) available.

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