Did You Know?
Most EHS folks are well aware that for years OSHA has listed its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) in its top 10 most violated standards. But what you may not have known that penalties associated with non-compliance of OSHA standards relating to chemicals (i.e. process safety management, PPE, respiratory protection, flammable and combustible materials) in conjunction with penalties associated …
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Did You Know?
Per OSHA News Release 04-24-2012
Inspection Triggered by a Formal Compliant
OSHA received a compliant on October 26, 2011 regarding alleged unsafe conditions at Midwest Biofuel, a chemical manufacturing facility located in Clinton, Wisconsin. OSHA responded to the complaint by conducting an on-site investigation, which resulted in 15 …Read More
There is a lot of confusion out there regarding what OSHA is requiring for labeling. So, let’s try to walk through the basics.
Types of Labels
First, there are “primary labels” and “secondary labels.” Most of the time workplaces use the primary containers they purchase to store and use chemicals. However, sometimes, they may use their own …
Per OSHA news release 03/01/2012:
WASHINGTON – Promoting best practices to reduce worker exposure to hazardous chemicals is the goal of a renewed Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC). The renewed Alliance will continue to address hazard communication …Read More
As you know, OSHA’s revisions to its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to incorporate certain aspects of GHS has been a long time coming. However, we are in the final stages, as it passed review at the Federal Office of Management and Budget on February 21, 2012.
Let’s review the major changes and challenges on the horizon …Read More
OSHA has been indicating for over 6 months now that it will publish its final rule to revise its current hazard communication standard (i.e. “Hazcom”) to incorporate certain aspects of the United Nation’s publication known as the “Globally Harmonized System for the labeling and classification of chemicals” (GHS). In fact, OSHA recently said it had anticipated the …Read More