SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS
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…Read more...
OSHA Signals Potential HazCom Changes
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…Read more...
OSHA Publishes Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012
Categories: HazCom Compliance
Over two weeks ago, the safety data sheet and labelling requirements under OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HCS 2012) (29 CFR 1910.1200) went into effect. Manufacturers, importers and employers must provide information about chemical hazards on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels. They also must utilize GHS requirements to alert the user for immediate and consistent recognition…Read more...
Is Just GHS Good Enough?
Environmental, health, and safety professionals are aiming to update vendor safety data sheets with the latest Globally Harmonized System (GHS) versions for internal hazcom compliance. However, is knowing simply whether or not an SDS is compliant with OSHA HazCom 2012good enough? The short answer is, no. Implemented correctly, there is no such thing as a…Read more...
North American HazCom Standard Based on UN GHS to Become a Reality
Is a North American HazCom Standard based on UN GHS going to become a reality? We have gotten just an inkling of the potential answer to this infamous question in the recent weeks as Canada has released a “Description of Proposed Amendments to adopt GHS”.Read more...
SiteHawk Article featured by ISHN – A Blueprint for GHS Transition
Categories: GHS Solutions
Recently our own COO Kraig Haberer’s Article “A Blueprint for GHS Transition” was featured by the ISHN. We’ll give you a quick preview but you can find the complete article here. If your own products don’t require safety data sheets (SDS) and are considered not to be hazardous, the process is a bit simpler. In…Read more...