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Alberta Updates OHS Safety Bulletin on WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 Transition

The updated bulletin, although only 3 pages, contains some great information on the changes to the OHS code and the transition for employers. Here are just some of the highlights from the updated bulletin. The OHS code part 29 will change to match Federal legislation. Three transition options for employers are outlined bringing some clarification…

The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

The California Governor has signed the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill No. 258) into law. This new piece of legislation includes specific requirements for which ingredients and information must be disclosed on both the manufacturer’s website by 2020 and the product label by 2021. These new requirements impact the…

Possible Amendments to HMIRA & HPA

A few weeks ago we shared details on the proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). In addition to the proposed HPR amendments published that day in the Gazette there was also a Notice of Intent for possible amendments to both the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act (HMIRA) and the Hazardous Products Act (HPA)…

Proposed Amendments to Canada’s HPR

Canada initially adopted UN GHS with the publication of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in 2015. Under the previous, Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) there was a provision that allowed concentration ranges to be used on MSDSs however this was not retained in the HPR. Since the concentration associated to ingredients…

Print Chemical Hazard Labels with SiteHawk Communicator

On October 22, 2017, SiteHawk, the global leader in chemical data management announced the release of SIteHawk Communicator v8.11 This release includes includes major enhancements to labeling functionality, making it easier than ever to print chemical hazard labels in a wide variety of sizes and formats. Chemical Hazard Labels – Configurable Printing Options Producing compliant…

ECHA Provides Resource to Help Explain the Impact of Brexit

As it stands right now, the UK will become a “third country” outside the EU on March 30, 2019.  Wondering how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might affect you? You are not alone.  As such ECHA has created a webpage to provide information on how Brexit will impact businesses in terms of the REACH,…

Full Formula – SiteHawk Adds Support for Ingredient-Level Data in SDS Management Solution

On October 1, 2017, SiteHawk released the latest version of SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for chemical data management. SiteHawk Communicator 8.10 includes new functionalities to regulate comprehensive full formula ingredient data within SiteHawk and provide tools to ensure workplaces have access to the chemical data necessary to maintain compliance and promote safety. View,…

14 years, 7 revisions later – Catching up with UN GHS Revision 7

What’s New in GHS Rev 7? Whenever a new revision to the UN GHS purple book comes out I always take some time to understand how this revision compares to previous revisions. It’s also good for any business impacted by GHS to understand the changes as well. This is because the UN GHS purple book…

SiteHawk Forges Enablon Partnership

Recently, SiteHawk embarked on a new strategic alliance with industry-leading Emergency Management Information System (EMIS) provider Enablon. The Enablon partnership delivers a comprehensive EHS data management solution to facilities and corporations across the globe. Enablon is the leading provider of sustainability, EHS and operational risk management software. Marrying SiteHawk and Enablon’s expertise results in robust, comprehensive…

Six Steps to SDS Success

Guest blogger Duncan Scrimpshire reflects on over 30 years of industry experience to provide insight in to the practical application of SDS documents in the workplace. Keeping workplaces safe and compliant is not an easy task. I remember the days when my office was filled with mounds of MSDS Notebooks and I spent hours doing research…