OSHA recently updated its Hazard Communication web page by incorporating drop-down tabs for all topics related to the revised standard. You can now easily find links to letters of interpretation, the standard, guidance documents and frequently asked questions. Also included are great resources such as links to the Regulatory Cooperation Council information and history and background on how OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard aligns with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling.
Maintaining an accurate chemical inventory is not only required for regulatory compliance and emergency response, but also provides the data necessary to fuel progressive safety and product stewardship initiatives essential to protecting our people and planet. Read our new white paper, 'On-site chemicals. Do you know your exposure?' to explore the many benefits of chemical inventories, along with a step-by-step guide on how to conduct your best inventory yet.
It may surprise you to learn that more than half a million Americans work in laboratories, according to numbers from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). These important jobs can also be quite dangerous because of the chemical hazards in the laboratory environment. Although governed by numerous local, state, and federal regulations, proper chemical management can be difficult to ensure. However, there are proven methods that can reduce the risk of workplace injuries and accidents. Here are three of them.
As key target dates for GHS quickly approach, the challenges related to the MSDS to SDS transition have dramatically increased. Unfortunately, the GHS timeline created expectations that chemical manufacturers, blenders, distributors, end users and other employers have struggled with. As such, the development of these new SDSs has fallen short of those expectations set by OSHA.
With the first GHS enforcement date quickly approaching, we are excited to announce the addition of outsourced SDS Authoring services! We are poised and ready to help execute your SDS documents, through our own full authoring platform.