Category: GHS Solutions

OSHA HazCom Guidance Documents In The Works

Mar 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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According to a Bloomberg BNA report, OSHA is preparing a series of OSHA HazCom Guidance documents to help employers comply with the new standard.  The new OSHA standard was finalized in 2012, but companies have a three (3) year window to implement various aspects of the new Hazard Communication standard.  New provisions affect employee training,…

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Is Just GHS Good Enough?

Feb 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Management

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Environmental, health, and safety professionals are aiming to update vendor safety data sheets with the latest Globally Harmonized System (GHS) versions for internal hazcom compliance.  However, is knowing simply whether or not an SDS is compliant with OSHA HazCom 2012good enough?  The short answer is, no. Implemented correctly, there is no such thing as a…

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OSHA Reveals their 2013 Top 10 Violations

Oct 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, General Information, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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OSHA shared their Top 10 violations for 2013, HazCom has an additional 1,460 violation between 2012 and 2013. That’s a 31% increase year over year.

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What is a Chemical Profiling System?

Oct 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, Product Development, SDS Management

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A chemical profiling system essentially allows EH&S and business professional to extract important chemical information out of the materials located in their facility.

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North American HazCom Standard Based on UN GHS to Become a Reality

Jul 2013

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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Is a North American HazCom Standard based on UN GHS going to become a reality? We have gotten just an inkling of the potential answer to this infamous question in the recent weeks as Canada has released a “Description of Proposed Amendments to adopt GHS”.

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HazCom Compliance: GHS Labeling the Latest from OSHA

May 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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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.

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Common Mistakes When Authoring SDSs and GHS Compliance

Mar 2013

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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Although OSHA has not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb. As you look to update SDSs for your products here are some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions regarding authoring an updated SDS for your consideration:

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How Big is Your GHS Compliance Gap: GHS Audit Report

Mar 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: GHS Solutions

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HazCom 2012 requires companies to update all of your material safety data sheets (MSDS) to comply with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Do you have an easy way of determining how many of your safety data sheets are GHS-compliant?

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The Next Generation of SiteHawk is Here: New SiteHawk Functionality

Mar 2013

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: GHS Solutions, Product Development, SDS Management

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New SDS Management platform boosts user simplicity, searching capabilities, and GHS compliance functions for U.S. and global companies alike.

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Hazcom 2012 Enforcement Guidance — A Muddy Picture Begins to Clear (Slowly).

Oct 2012

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Management

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This picture is still under reconstruction as NFPA works toward enforcement guidance related to emergency responder use of the “diamond” label going forward.

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