Category: Chemical Management

Simple EHS Quiz Card Program that Created Real EHS Culture Change

Jul 2018

Author: Matt Adams

Categories: Best Practices, Chemical Management, Continuous Improvement, General Information, SDS Management

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Enhancing the EHS culture of your business and achieving sufficient company-wide buy-in can be a challenge. With EHS teams that are often stretched thin, it can be tough to go above and beyond critical EHS tasks. If you find yourself in this situation, relatively small EHS programs can often engage a wide range of employees…

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EPA Makes Additions to the Toxics Release Inventory for 2019 Reporting Year

Jul 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Management, Regulatory News

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially added 13 specific nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in a rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 12th. Although this is being added as a category, it only includes the 13 specifically listed substances with CAS numbers. These additions will…

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OSHA Publishes Clarifications to Beryllium Standard

May 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Management, News & Updates, OSHA Compliance

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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…

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Understanding the Three Types of Data Needed for Regulatory Compliance

May 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Management

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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…

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SiteHawk Analytics – Transforming Data into Action

Apr 2018

Author: Chris Barfield

Categories: Chemical Management, Product Development, SDS Management

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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…

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

Apr 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, SDS Authoring, WHMIS 2015

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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…

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

Apr 2018

Author: Laura Patrick

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Management

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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…

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Chemical Approval Process

Feb 2018

Author: Roy Abhishek

Categories: Chemical Management

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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…

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

Feb 2018

Author: Matt Adams

Categories: Chemical Management, General Information, HazCom Compliance

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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…

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

Jan 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Inventory Services, Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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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…

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