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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…

SiteHawk Communicator Training – New Session Tuesday, March 6th

REGISTER NOW The SiteHawk Training & Support Team regularly offers web-based “refresher training”. Our next session is scheduled for Tuesday March 6th, 2018 at 10:00am CST. This session is designed for Administrator-level users. In this session we’ll provide an overview of features such as: Manage Material Records Search for Materials Add New Materials and Maintain…

SiteHawk Exclusive – The EHSQ Maturity Curve Applied to HazCom & Beyond

February’s edition of the Synergist included the article Solving the Right Problems, by SiteHawk Senior Solutions Engineer Matt Adams. In the article, Matt introduces the concept of the EHSQ Maturity Curve, a construct describing organizational progression from regulatory compliance, through proactive insight into a state of leadership and stewardship. Matt’s argument that EHSQ activities should…

Solving the Right Problems – The EHSQ Maturity Curve

A Simple Model to Take Your Organization Beyond Compliance How sustainable is my company? How sustainable is my site compared with our operations in the future? Is there a product recall right around the corner? I have budget for one more person: should I hire a risk expert or a data scientist? Environmental, health and safety, and quality…

EPA Releases 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations

In compliance with the amendments to TSCA the EPA has released it’s 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations.  The report provides a high level overview for 2018.  In summary the following can be expected – Refinement of the scoping documents for the first 10 chemicals reviews in progress Prioritization for 40 chemicals (at least 20 low…

SiteHawk Communicator Enhances Data Consolidation Functionalities

Today, January 21, 2018, SiteHawk has enhanced SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for chemical data management with a number of new features and improvements. New features include an innovative functionality which enables users to consolidate materials within SDS Notebooks making SDS search more accurate and less time consuming. Harmonize Your SDS Notebooks, Simplify SDS Search…

The Tide-Pod Challenge – People Are Intentionally Ingesting Laundry Detergent

Yes, that’s correct. The big craze on the internet right now is people trying to eat laundry detergent pods. As reported by the Washington Post, CNN and other major news networks, teens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. In the spirit of Porky Parry’s attempt to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon, the guy…

New Additions to SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) Candidate List Shared in ECHA Weekly!

In advance of the usual formal January update to the EU’s Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) the forthcoming set of updates have been shared on ECHA Weekly. In addition to an update to the intrinsic properties listed with BPA there are also seven new substances that will be added to the list…

California Amends Prop 65’s Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings

An announcement was made yesterday that amendments to Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings section of Prop 65 have been approved. There are amendments to 12 different sections beginning with changes to the definitions for authorized agent, label, labeling and sign through changes to the furniture product exposure warnings – content, with additions and deletions…