Tag: GHS Solutions
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…Read more...
Waiting for WHMIS – An update on Canada’s adoption of GHS
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) which provides Canada’s workplace chemicals hazard communication system recently published its proposed Hazardous Products Regulations and Canada’s GHS adoption in the Canada Gazette. Proposed changes include implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as published by the United Nations without the loss of…Read more...
How Big is Your GHS Compliance Gap: GHS Audit Report
Categories: GHS Solutions
HazCom 2012 requires companies to update all of your material safety data sheets (MSDS) to comply with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Do you have an easy way of determining how many of your safety data sheets are GHS-compliant?Read more...
SiteHawk Best Practices Webinar: EH&S – Making the Most of Your GHS Chemical Data
SiteHawk presents Best Practices Webinar: EH&S – Making the Most of Your GHS Chemical Data Compliance is the first step of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), but how else can you benefit from your updated safety data sheets and chemical data? Utilizing information of SDSs can and will help you reduce risks and better manage…Read more...
18 Months is around the corner, are you GHS ready?
You most likely opened this post because you wanted to see how I was going to justify eighteen months being around the corner. Let me get you there….. By December 1st, 2013 OSHA is requiring that all employees are to be trained on the update to the Hazard Communication standard called GHS, the Globally Harmonized…Read more...
SiteHawk Article featured by ISHN – A Blueprint for GHS Transition
Categories: GHS Solutions
Recently our own COO Kraig Haberer’s Article “A Blueprint for GHS Transition” was featured by the ISHN. We’ll give you a quick preview but you can find the complete article here. If your own products don’t require safety data sheets (SDS) and are considered not to be hazardous, the process is a bit simpler. In…Read more...
What the GHS Means to SiteHawk: the new HazCom 2012
To start off, maybe the question shouldn’t be what does the new HazCom 2012 – GHS transition mean to SiteHawk. Our system is already GHS enabled, with even more features to be added to support our clients. Maybe the question should be more along the lines of, what does the GHS mean to you and…Read more...