EPA’s ChemView Helps Companies to Make Safer, Possibly Smarter Choices

The EPA recently released a really interesting and cool new web-based search tool called, EPA’s ChemView.  It allows companies and manufacturers to search for, “information on chemical health and safety data received by EPA and EPA’s assessments and regulatory actions for specific chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)”.  It’s basically the EPA’s version of…

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.

How Valuable is Immediate Hazard Info in an Emergency: Utilizing QR Codes

This sheet provides information about the placement and volatility of materials in the vehicle. This is similar to a safety data sheet, in that both identify and convey hazards. In an emergency this would most likely be first responders.

HazCom Compliance: GHS Labeling the Latest from OSHA

Workplace Labeling seems to be the single most asked about impact related the current transition of OSHA Hazcom 2012 with GHS. OSHA hasn’t changed general requirements for workplace labeling—and gives Employers the option to create their own workplace labels—however, there are caveats.