Hazard Communication Standard Training Deadline

Allison Stalker Health and Safety Leave a Comment

In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Two …

OSHA to Adopt New Hazardous Chemical Classification System

Heather Cummings Health and Safety 1 Comment

OSHA announced that by August of this year it will finalize a rule adopting the globally harmonized system (GHS) for the classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals.  As a result workers and employers will be required to learn a new set of pictograms and abbreviations.  Additionally, all product labels, material safety data sheets, written hazard communication plans and worker training …

Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

Tom Petersen Environmental Regulations Leave a Comment

By Bernard D. Silverstein, CIH – an EES Associate (for Bernard’s bio click here) Chemicals, through the different steps from their production to their handling, transport and use, are a potential danger for human health and the environment. People of any ages, from children to elderly, using many different languages and alphabets, belonging to various social conditions, are daily confronted …