Category: OSHA Compliance

Update to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard…..Sooner Rather Than Never?

May 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Regulatory News

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The Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda has been released and “Updates to the Hazard Communication Standard” has been moved from Long-Term Actions to Proposed Rule Stage once again. There is a date for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of February 2019. The Abstract indicates that the rule making is looking to update the standard…

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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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Print Chemical Hazard Labels with SiteHawk Communicator

Oct 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, News & Updates, OSHA Compliance, Product Development, WHMIS 2015

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On October 22, 2017, SiteHawk, the global leader in chemical data management announced the release of SIteHawk Communicator v8.11 This release includes includes major enhancements to labeling functionality, making it easier than ever to print chemical hazard labels in a wide variety of sizes and formats. Chemical Hazard Labels – Configurable Printing Options Producing compliant…

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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, News & Updates, 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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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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Calling all VPP Participants! – OSHA Seeking Input on Voluntary Protection Programs

Jul 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: OSHA Compliance, Regulatory News

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Got suggestions to make OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) better? Now is your chance to make a difference and chime in. A docket (https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=OSHA-2017-0009) is open until September 15, 2017 where you can submit your comments and also read other comments provided. OSHA is seeking input on following: What can the agency do to enhance…

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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: Chris Barfield

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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