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06/04/2015

OSHA Memo Shows How GHS HazCom Will Be Enforced

Now that the June 1 deadline for GHS compliance has passed, chemical manufacturers and shippers nationwide are adjusting to new requirements under OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). OSHA inspectors will begin enforcing compliance with these revised rules during site audits, and it’s critical that employers understand what’s required and how to comply... 

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06/01/2015

Mandatory GHS Compliance Starts Today!

Now that the June 1 deadline for compliance with OSHA’s revised “GHS” Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has arrived, it’s critical that EHS managers and safety personnel understand how to comply with a “global” rule. Industry in the US is used to ensuring compliance with a variety of domestic agency regulations from EPA, US DOT, OSHA, and others...

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05/05/2015

GHS Deadline Is Less Than 30 Days Away

In 2012, the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated final amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), to harmonize it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)... 

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02/26/2015

Small Containers a GHS Challenge for Chemical Industry

Before OSHA adopted GHS standards, employers could label hazardous chemicals as they saw fit—provided that employees were trained to recognize and understand the labels. Under GHS HazCom rules, a standardized label is required for all workplace containers of hazardous chemicals.   At a recent Lion Technology GHS webinar, attendees raised a big concern: How can companies fit all the newly required GHS hazard information on a container too small for a traditional label?

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02/17/2015

How GHS Labels Will Affect Chemical Shipments

When OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2012, the worlds of hazardous materials shipping and workplace safety collided. Starting June 1, 2015, shippers must comply with the new classification, labeling, and documentation standards of OSHA's revised HazCom Standard... 

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02/03/2015

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Safety Violations of 2014

Every year, OSHA reports the top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations. These citations are the result of more than 90,000 annual inspections performed by over 2,000 federal and State inspectors... 

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12/02/2014

GHS Labels May Delay Your Air Shipments

It's been nearly three years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements. Officially published on March 26, 2012...

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09/02/2014

How GHS Affects OSHA’s Flammable Liquid Standard

Flammable and combustible liquids have the potential to harm employees in the workplace, typically due to the fire hazard they pose. Because of this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains general requirements for the handling, storage, and use of liquids with a flash point below 200°F (“flammable liquids”) in containers, portable tanks, and...

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06/03/2014

One Year Left to Update Safety Data Sheets

It’s been just over two years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Hazard Communication Standard with new GHS rules.
 
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) created new requirements for classifying, labeling, and creating Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. To give manufacturers a chance to update this information and train employees...

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02/18/2014

Package and Container Communication: DOT vs. GHS

When dealing with hazardous constituents, hazard communication is a must to protect workers, property, and the general public. Both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have standards for how to communicate the dangers of goods and products they consider “hazardous...

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