Tag: GHS

ECHA Provides Resource to Help Explain the Impact of Brexit

Oct 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Regulatory News

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As it stands right now, the UK will become a “third country” outside the EU on March 30, 2019.  Wondering how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might affect you? You are not alone.  As such ECHA has created a webpage to provide information on how Brexit will impact businesses in terms of the REACH,…

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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, 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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UN GHS Revision 7 Published – The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

Aug 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, GHS Solutions

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The UN recently announced that the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) has been published – in hard copy.  The electronic version is not available yet.  A new revision of the GHS comes out every 2 years and the changes over the last few revisions have…

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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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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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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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OSHA Publishes Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012

Jun 2015

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: HazCom Compliance

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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…

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Is Just GHS Good Enough?

Feb 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

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

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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…

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North American HazCom Standard Based on UN GHS to Become a Reality

Jul 2013

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance

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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”.

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SiteHawk Article featured by ISHN – A Blueprint for GHS Transition

Jun 2012

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: GHS Solutions

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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…

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