Tag: OSHA Hazcom
SDS Authoring Risk Alert: OSHA Requires Checking Full Range of Data Sources for Hazards
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…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...
OSHA HazCom Guidance Documents In The Works
According to a Bloomberg BNA report, OSHA is preparing a series of OSHA HazCom Guidance documents to help employers comply with the new standard. The new OSHA standard was finalized in 2012, but companies have a three (3) year window to implement various aspects of the new Hazard Communication standard. New provisions affect employee training,…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...