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06/22/2021

CSB Investigates Illinois Chemical Factory Explosion

[UPDATE 06/22/21] CSB deployed two members of its leadership team to the explosion site on June 21. At the site, they met with company respresentatives, on-site Federal and local emergency responders, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) investigators to discuss the incident further.

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04/15/2021

OSHA Proposes GHS HazCom Update for 2021

Update 4/15/21: OSHA has extended the comment period by 30 days for the proposed HazCom Standard update. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments by May 19, 2021.

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04/12/2021

Why Some Excluded RCRA Wastes Need HazCom Labels

Hazardous wastes covered under RCRA are excluded from OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). But what about wastes that are excluded from RCRA?

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10/26/2020

PHMSA, OSHA Prepare for GHS HazCom Summit

OSHA and PHMSA will hold a virtual public meeting on 11/19 to prepare to the next session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS).

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10/26/2020

The Future of GHS HazCom in the US

The GHS rules that OSHA adopted in 2012 are outdated now. GHS has undergone several revisions since then and OSHA must update its HazCom regulations in 29 CFR 1910.1200 again soon to keep pace. 

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06/01/2020

How to Safely Disinfect Your Workplace: HazCom Considerations

As states begin reopening, many facilities will need to rethink how to clean and disinfect the workplace to protect employees from COVID-19 and comply with State and Federal guidelines. However, these changes may require new or revised OSHA hazard communication strategies, depending on which cleaning/disinfecting agents are being used.

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01/06/2020

Railcar Servicer Fined $550K After Worker Fatality

On December 4, OSHA fined a railcar company $551,226 due to confined space safety violations that led to the death of an employee in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

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07/26/2019

Risk Vs. Hazard: The Link Between Hazmat and Shark Week

Do you know the difference between hazards and risks? We answer the question swimmers should ask themselves before getting in the water and what hazmat pros must know before every shipment in this special Shark Week article.

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07/03/2019

Summer Safety is a Gas, Gas, Gas!

Summer is in full swing and it seems like every weekend there’s another carnival, fair, or festival in town.  If you’re like me, you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors, doing everything from cooking, to camping, to tubing and rafting. What do all of these activities have in common?  Compressed gases!  

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06/11/2019

PHMSA and OSHA Prep for UN Experts Meetings

On Thursday, June 20, US DOT and OSHA will both hold public meetings in preparation for United Nations meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, where the agencies represent US interests on the subjects of chemical safety and hazardous materials transportation.

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