Category: SDS Authoring

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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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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Proposed Changes to the GHS “Purple Book”, Revision 6

Nov 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, Product Sustainability, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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Every two years, the UN Sub-committee releases an updated version of the official text of the GHS, commonly known as the “Purple Book.”  In 2015, they will release the sixth revision. Among the changes that are expected to be in the sixth revision are new physical hazard classes and hazard categories, guidance for the physical properties in section 9…

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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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A Few Tips to Get a Grip on an Accurate Chemical Inventory

Feb 2013

Author: Kimberly Williams

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Authoring

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Aside from being more organized there are a few immediate practical rewards you’ll see: 1) you will establish a solid baseline for creating material approval and control procedures, 2) ensure MSDS compliance, and 3) automate regulatory reporting that is efficient and accurate.

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Katie’s Corner: SDS Authoring Tip – What are relevant ingredients?

Dec 2012

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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The concept of Relevant ingredients are only applicable to the following hazards: Acute toxicity, Skin Corrosion/Irritation, Eye Damage/Irritation and Aquatic toxicity.

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