Category: OSHA Compliance

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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2017 NAES O&M Conference in San Antonio

May 2017

Author: Chris Barfield

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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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. REQUEST INFO The Concept – OSHA, WHMIS and even EU CLP 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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OSHA Signals Potential HazCom Changes

Apr 2017

Author: Katie McGee

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

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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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So, You’ve Moved Your Safety Data Sheets Into a Web-based SDS Management System…Now What?

Dec 2016

Author: SiteHawk

Categories: Chemical Management, OSHA Compliance, SDS Management

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Once you’ve implemented a cloud-based SDS management system such as SiteHawk Communicator, you have more than a secure and safe repository for safety data sheets. SiteHawk opens the door to endless possibilities for leveraging your chemical data. Newly implemented clients commonly have questions related to their responsibilities for compliance now that they have an online…

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OSHA Begins Rule-Making Process In November Meeting

Nov 2016

Author: SiteHawk

Categories: OSHA Compliance

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OSHA is beginning the rule-making process to update the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012 or OSHA 2012). On October 28, OSHA signaled that the process to revise these regulations has begun by publishing a meeting notice in the Federal Register for an informal discussion on hazard communication rule-making. This meeting is to be held on…

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Try, Try Again…

Sep 2016

Author: SiteHawk

Categories: Chemical Management, OSHA Compliance

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Are you trying to contact suppliers for updated SDS? Material Summary can help stay compliant! Albert Einstein said “You never fail until you stop trying.” This mantra might run like a broken record for many EHS managers still seeking GHS-compliant SDSs from suppliers and manufactures. OSHA 2012 regulations require that all companies attempt to contact suppliers…

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