GHS Transition Tips…in Case You’ve Been Procrastinating

4 min read 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 … Read moreGHS Transition Tips…in Case You’ve Been Procrastinating

WHMIS – Your Guide to Hazardous Materials Labeling in the Workplace

4 min read Across a range of industries, chemicals and controlled substances are imported and exported on a daily bases. In fact, in most industrial production settings, you’d be hard-pressed to find a warehouse or facility not using these materials. The WHMIS is Canada’s “Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System,” and seeks to keep workers informed of the type … Read moreWHMIS – Your Guide to Hazardous Materials Labeling in the Workplace

GHS Update: Blacking Out Pictograms

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4 min read 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 … Read moreGHS Update: Blacking Out Pictograms

Preparing for the GHS Changeover

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3 min read What is GHS? The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is a global approach to hazard communication. It is  one unified system around the globe that will now be used to classify chemical hazards,  label elements, and create safety data sheets. The GHS implementation will be a gradual process phased in over the next few years as … Read morePreparing for the GHS Changeover