Category: HazCom Compliance

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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2017 NAES O&M Conference in San Antonio

May 2017

Author: Steve Gaitten

Categories: Customer Highlight, General Information, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Management

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Our friends and partners at NAES who are attending the 2017 NAES O&M Conference are reminded that SiteHawk is a proud member of the NAES Preferred Vendor Program. SiteHawk’s cloud-based solution for SDS Management is a proven and recommended solution, already deployed at 18 NAES sites. SiteHawk established a Master Services Agreement with NAES in 2011.…

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SiteHawk Releases Version 8.6 of SiteHawk Communicator – Featuring SDS Version Comparison

May 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance, Product Development, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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On May 7, 2017, SiteHawk released the latest version of SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for SDS and chemical data management. SiteHawk Communicator 8.6 is the fourth major product release in 2017 and includes new functionality to help users perform SDS version comparison, providing an easy to read differential analysis. Simple, Easy, SDS Version Comparison…

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SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, WHMIS 2015

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Global disributors are reducing costs and improving efficiency – without sacrificing compliance standards or introducing risk – by having a single product SDS adhere to multiple agency standards, a multiple agency SDS. The Concept – OSHA, WHMIS, and even EU CLP or UN on a Single SDS At SiteHawk, we are seeing an increase in the number of…

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SDS Authoring Risk Alert: OSHA Requires Checking Full Range of Data Sources for Hazards

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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OSHA regulations call for firms to “identify and consider the full range of available scientific literature and other evidence concerning the potential hazards” when authoring an SDS (§1910.1200 (d) (2)). SDS Authoring Risk Unfortunately, many organizations expose themselves to significant risk by only checking one or two common sources. When they cannot find an endpoint…

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The Annual Chemical Inventory – The EH&S Professional’s Secret Weapon

Apr 2017

Author: Kimberly Williams

Categories: Chemical Management, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance

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What secret weapon addresses worker safety, product safety, and compliance, as well as helps with risk mitigation and cost reduction? The answer is the annual chemical inventory. To comply with hazard communication regulations, we all know that annually conducting a complete inventory of chemicals used in your workplace is a must. By comparing the physical…

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SiteHawk Presents at Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference in Toronto

Apr 2017

Author: Dave Williams

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, Events, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, WHMIS 2015

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“Without the data, the tools are pointless and without the software the data is unmanageable.” -Tim O’Reilly Mr. O’Reilly was spot-on. Today, most companies engage multiple software systems and under-utilize countless data sources. At the Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference 2017 in Toronto, SiteHawk led a breakout that focused on the data conundrum and how users…

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OSHA Signals Potential HazCom Changes

Apr 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, Uncategorized

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Although many organizations are still wrestling with the operational implications of the adoption of GHS in OSHA 2012, OSHA has recently signaled that the agency may consider more HazCom changes in the next round of rulemaking. Are HazCom Changes in the Works? OSHA HazCom is based on Revision 3 of the UN GHS purple book. In a meeting…

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SDS Management Update – A New & Improved Localization for Korea

Apr 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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SiteHawk is pleased to announce the release of an improved translation for the Korean version of our SDS management solution, SiteHawk Communicator. This enhanced localization was performed by native speakers to provide a more accurate and user-friendly interface for SDS management in Korean. SiteHawk Communicator is offered in 26 languages and there are data sets…

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OSHA Publishes Hazard Classification Guidance

Mar 2016

Author: SiteHawk

Categories: HazCom Compliance, Product Development, Product Sustainability

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OSHA recently published an OSHA Hazard Classification Guidance document to help manufacturers and importers of chemicals. The document helps them comply with the hazard classification portion of HCS. What is in the OSHA Hazard Classification Guidance? The 432-page OSHA Hazard Classification Guidancedocument provides comprehensive guidance on hazard classification including sections on: The process of data collection…

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