Why is HazCom important?

Hazcom compliant label

HazCom training is an important part of a workplace’s overall safety efforts. Providing employees with training that is specifically for HazCom will help them to understand the various standards that are used throughout many industries. This will help ensure new employees, contractors, and visitors to a facility are able to conduct themselves safely. It will

NFPA 70E and Electrical Safety

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In their mission to save lives and reduce loss, the National Fire Protection Association has developed nearly 300 standards and codes to eliminate risks and minimize the harm caused by fire, electrical, or related hazards. NFPA 70E, titled the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, establishes requirements that protect workers from electrical hazards like

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

The United States has had an active mining industry since colonial times, becoming a major industry in the 19th century. As long as miners have been employed to extract minerals and geological materials from the earth, safety has been a concern. Miners face more dangerous hazards than those working in a typical industrial facility including

Which Countries are Participating in GHS?

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Although the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is not a legal requirement, many countries are choosing to adopt this new standard because it simplifies the transport and storage of chemicals. Those involved in the chemical trade will no longer need to create multiple labels and information sheets to sell their products

GHS Transition Tips…in Case You’ve Been Procrastinating

The transition from OSHA’s old Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to the new standard that incorporates the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is well underway, as employers were required to train their employees on the changes to chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) by December 1 of last year. OSHA wanted the end users of

OSHA – Understanding the Basics and Preparing for an Inspection

When safety managers hear OSHA, they may feel apprehensive and worry about possible inspections. But how much do you actually know about the organization, its aims and its practices? We’ll take a look at the origins of OSHA, the successes it has helped workplaces achieve and how you should interact with the agency should they

Traffic Management in the Warehouse

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As a safety manager, you are responsible for the safety of everyone in your warehouse: workers and visitors, vehicle drivers and pedestrians. You can train some of these people, but others you can’t. Consequently, it’s imperative you properly direct traffic in your warehouse so everyone can move safely through the space to accomplish their tasks.

HazCom: Simplified Program Ideas for Safety Managers

Hazardous Chemicals, HazCom

Many hazardous substances and materials enter the workplace, but some industries certainly use more hazardous materials than others. Even if your facility only uses one hazardous chemical, though, your company is still required to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom or HCS). This standard states employees have a right to know the names of

GHS Update: Blacking Out Pictograms

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GHS Labeling Gets Cleared Up The December deadline for the first wave of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) implementation has come and gone, but the confusion still resonates among many in the industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has tried to make the transition as smooth as possible by providing the necessary information