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SiteHawk’s New Look!

Today, around 52% of all website traffic runs via mobile phones, and the number of mobile users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. From web conferences during a flight to running reports on a smart phone, businesses, just like consumers, are mobile. Your business needs tools that partner…

Update to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard…..Sooner Rather Than Never?

The Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda has been released and “Updates to the Hazard Communication Standard” has been moved from Long-Term Actions to Proposed Rule Stage once again. There is a date for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of February 2019. The Abstract indicates that the rule making is looking to update the standard…

OSHA Publishes Clarifications to Beryllium Standard

Early this week in the Federal Register, OSHA published a Direct Final Rule that included important clarifications to the Beryllium Standard (29 CFR 1910.1024). The clarifications begin with changes and additions to the Definitions section of the rule at 1910.1024 (b). The new terms are then incorporated later in the text, which of course impacts…

Understanding the Three Types of Data Needed for Regulatory Compliance

In addition to keeping employees safe, regulatory compliance is a critical concern for companies and their EHS staff. EHS compliance requires data. The term data is discussed at length, especially in the EHS landscape, but it can have many different connotations. Data to support regulatory compliance generally falls into three categories. Come along as we…

SiteHawk Analytics – Transforming Data into Action

On April 30, 2018, SiteHawk releases the latest version of SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for chemical data management. SiteHawk Communicator 8.16 includes a new robust tool, SiteHawk Analytics, that provides a deeper look into your organization and provides useful operational insights via chemical data reporting. Organizations are flourishing with data, but the challenge…

EPA Releases Latest Public Version of the TSCA Inventory – Finally!

The EPA has FINALLY (we have practically been camped out on the EPA website like black Friday shoppers waiting outside the store) released the latest public version of the TSCA Inventory.  The Inventory is released twice a year, usually in the January/February and June/July timeframes.  This year the release of the Public Inventory is critical…

Canada’s HPR Concentration Range Amendment Set to Go Live – With One Change

A few months ago we shared a proposed amendment to Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations.  Health Canada has announced that the proposed change is set to be officially published in the Gazette, Part II next week. The concentration ranges that were detailed in the earlier post remain the same in the final amendment. One change was made to allowances…

Material Properties Search – Identify Materials Across Your Facility that Share Common Material Properties

Every day, workplace employees are exposed to risk through their interactions with chemicals. Whether handling a chemical directly in a laboratory setting or air exposure in a manufacturing process, workers encounter potential hazards often. As a Health & Safety Officer, how can you quickly find out which chemicals in your facility are carcinogenic or toxic…

Alaska’s Tier II Reporting Journey

Tier II Reports are provided to local fire departments, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) annually to provide information to these agencies in case of chemical related emergencies. Over the past several years, more and more states have transitioned from requiring printed Tier II forms or using Tier2 Submit to…

Chemical Approval Process

Across all industries, studies show that EHS influences not only the health and safety of employees, but has a direct effect on business profitability. To drive greener initiatives and more effective product development, chemical approval processes have risen as the front line fail safe procedure for ensuring businesses monitor the chemicals onsite and the ingredients…