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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

Stationary Process Container Safety for Food Processing

food processing stationary process container

A stationary container system is comprised of a tank or process contained with pope work and fittings, all located in one place. Often, stationary process containers are used for varying and different food products over a period of time (sometimes seasonally determined). At one point the container may hold acidic foods or fluids (tomatoes, orange

Which Countries are Participating in GHS?

GHS-worldwide

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

Will Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

Hazardous Chemicals

Last month, OSHA issued a Request for Information in order to begin a national dialogue about permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This request asks stakeholders in industries that manufacture and use potentially hazardous chemicals to give their input about how OSHA could update PELs for known hazardous chemicals in a useful

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

Chemical Hazards in the Workplace and How to Prepare for Them

Chemical Hazard, Chemical Exposure

Does your company have hazardous chemicals in the workplace? If so, you’re required to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, which requires you to develop day-to-day and emergency procedures for handling hazardous chemicals and then properly train employees in those procedures. Understanding the specific types of chemical hazards and how to prepare for the type(s)

Hazardous Chemical Cleanup: Steps for Dealing with a Spill

Hazardous Chemicals, Spill, Cleanup

Despite your best efforts to avoid employee exposure to hazardous chemicals, if your company uses chemicals, it will likely experience a spill occasionally. According to OSHA estimates, 650,000 chemical products exist and 32 million workers may be exposed to chemical hazards. Because of the prevalence of chemicals in the workplace, spills happen and need to

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