Tag: SDS Management
So, You’ve Moved Your Safety Data Sheets Into a Web-based SDS Management System…Now What?
Once you’ve implemented a cloud-based SDS management system such as SiteHawk Communicator, you have more than a secure and safe repository for safety data sheets. SiteHawk opens the door to endless possibilities for leveraging your chemical data. Newly implemented clients commonly have questions related to their responsibilities for compliance now that they have an online…Read more...
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...
5 “Gotchas” in SDS Compliance
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.Read more...
The Cost of Safety and Compliance
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.Read more...
Check Out This New Feature: Material Action Gears
Categories: Product Development
So you are searching through your SDS notebook and you find a specific material that that needs to be emailed to another employee. Instead of copying the location or pulling out the SDS and attaching it to an email, SiteHawk says just hit the Action Gear and “Email an SDS” will be an option.Read more...
Common Mistakes When Authoring SDSs and GHS Compliance
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not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb.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: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...
OSHA Issues Corrections and Technical Amendment to HazCom Standard Final Rule
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.Read more...
A Few Tips to Get a Grip on an Accurate Chemical Inventory
Aside from being more organized there are a few immediate practical rewards you’ll see: 1) you will establish a solid baseline for creating material approval and control procedures, 2) ensure MSDS compliance, and 3) automate regulatory reporting that is efficient and accurate.Read more...