Category: HazCom Compliance

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

Sep 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, GHS, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Regulatory News, WHMIS 2015

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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…

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Six Steps to SDS Success

Sep 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: General Information, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Management

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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…

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Ready for Another Helping of TSCA Reform?

Aug 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: HazCom Compliance, Regulatory News

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EPA Publishes New TSCA Regulations – Prioritization & Risk Assessment As we are sure you all know, the EPA, the US agency that governs the chemicals used in commerce, has been working to implement changes to current TSCA regulations. We hope to provide an overview of the new TSCA regulations and explain how recent changes…

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5 Frequently Asked Questions in a Post-GHS, Still Not Quite Harmonized World

Jul 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Regulatory News

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Beginning in 1992 a group of experts from many countries under the auspices of the UN developed what we now know today as The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is a system meant to provide harmonized chemical hazard communication. It includes criteria for classification of substances and mixtures…

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Hidden Features: Leverage Custom Data with SiteHawk’s Additional Properties Functionality

Jul 2017

Author: Elaine Tandy-Rossman

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

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SiteHawk Communicator provides a powerful, user-friendly interface for online access to your library of SDSs; automated chemical approval process with configurable workflow, custom data fields and review and distribution lists; and the capability to understand how on-site chemicals and associated ingredients are regulated across over 225 regulatory lists. But the application goes much deeper and…

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SiteHawk Announces TEKLYNX Partnership – Extends Labeling Capabilities of SDS Management Solution

Jul 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: General Information, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Product Development, SDS Management

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SiteHawk has announced a new strategic alliance with TEKLYNX Americas.The TEKLYNX partnership integrates SiteHawk data with the world’s leading developer of barcode labeling software solutions. This collaboration enables EHS operations across virtually every industry to streamline labeling practices while utilizing the most up-to-date safety and chemical data information. How Will SiteHawk Customers Benefit from the TEKLYNX Partnership?…

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SiteHawk Provides Support for Updated SARA Hazard Categories & Enhanced Data Export

Jul 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Product Development, Regulatory News, SDS Management

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We are pleased to announce the release of version 8.9 of SiteHawk Communicator. The latest version of our cloud-based SDS management solution includes support for updated SARA hazard categories and a new data export tool. New SARA Hazard Categories On June 13, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency published a Final Rule; Technical Amendment to 40…

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ASSE 2017 – Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection Under Enforcement-Driven OSHA

Jun 2017

Author: Steve Gaitten

Categories: General Information, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Management

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SiteHawk is exhibiting again this year at the American Society of Safety Engineer’s conference, Safety 2017 in Denver. If you are attending the show, please drop by booth #844 and introduce yourself. This morning I had the opportunity to attend the Session, “Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection Under Enforcement-Drive OSHA” presented by Terry Moon Jr.…

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SDS App – Access Safety Data Sheets from Your Mobile Device with QuickSCAN

Jun 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Management

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SiteHawk QuickSCAN is a mobile app that allows users to scan a QR code located on secondary container labels and instantly view or share the appropriate Safety Data Sheet. QuickSCAN is a fully integrated component of SiteHawk Communicator, our cloud-based SDS management solution.  To use QuickSCAN to access a Safety Data Sheet, simply follow these three steps:…

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Chemical Inventory: Do It Safely, Completely

May 2017

Author: Kimberly Williams

Categories: Chemical Inventory Services, General Information, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance

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In a previous blog post, The EHS Professional’s Secret Weapon, I described how a chemical inventory can drive down operating costs, reduce risk, and minimize the chance of regulatory non-compliance. Now that I’ve convinced you of the need to perform an inventory, I’m going to provide some best practices and explain the basics of how…

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