Category: SDS Management

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 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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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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Increase in OSHA Fines

Jul 2016

Author: SiteHawk

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Management

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For the first time in 25 years, OSHA increases fines for violations by as much as 78%. Effective August 1, 2016, the new maximum fine per violation will be $12,471 (the max has been $7,000 since 1990). By Congressional directive, federal agencies such as OSHA are adjusting civil penalties to account for inflation; penalties will continue to…

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Countdown to Compliance – OSHA Enforcement Guidance Provides Clarification Regarding Chemical Mixtures

Apr 2015

Author: SiteHawk

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

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In the past, we blogged that industry and trade associations have filed petitions requesting OSHA extend the deadline for product formulators, yielding clarification by the OSHA Enforcement Guidance that it would use enforcement discretion for manufacturers and importers who demonstrate they have conducted “reasonable diligence” and made “good faith” efforts to meet the June 1,…

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WHMIS 2015 – Transition Period and Key Findings

Feb 2015

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, SDS Management, WHMIS 2015

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Last week, the Government of Canada announced it will be incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) by modifying WHMIS (1998) to WHMIS 2015 and providing a WHMIS 2015 transition period. WHMIS 2015 is based on the requirements contained in the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) and Hazardous Products Act (HPA)…

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