“The OSHA SDS/GHS Hazcom Compliance Myth”

After the passage of the revised Hazcom standard in 2012, there was a great deal of confusion and misinformation generated regarding the revision from the old standard and format to the new one. This was and still is especially true for employers attempting to comply with “Employee Right to Know (Understand)” rules. By now, everybody … Continue reading “The OSHA SDS/GHS Hazcom Compliance Myth”

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New! – “OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool”

OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool is an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. After using this tool, users will better understand the process to identify hazards in their own workplace. This tool is intended to: (1) Teach small business owners and … Continue reading New! – “OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool”

Can You Answer These 20 Questions About the New GHS Standard?

Great For Use as a Tool Box Talk! Ready for the new GHS-required safety data sheet (SDS)? Here's a little game of 20 questions to test your knowledge of the new SDS. Use the quiz to check supervisors' understanding of the new format as well. Although you still have over a year to train employees … Continue reading Can You Answer These 20 Questions About the New GHS Standard?

GHS Infographic: “Did Your Training Meet The December 1, 2013 Deadline?

In 2012, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS. With the first compliance deadline for the GHS revisions just around the corner, are you prepared? Have you trained your employees on the new label elements … Continue reading GHS Infographic: “Did Your Training Meet The December 1, 2013 Deadline?

Is Your 1st Phase of GHS Training Done? – What’s Next?

Is your December 1, 2013 first phase of GHS Training complete? Here's Whats Next! Hazard Communication and GHS: What Comes Next? by Safety.BLR.com

First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?

5 Compliance Issues OSHA Will Focus On in Waning Days of 2013

By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker Green An industry contact recently asked me what five issues I expected OSHA would be focusing its enforcement efforts on for the balance of this year. Here was my response: 1. Emergency Exits & Exit Routes – A couple of months ago, … Continue reading 5 Compliance Issues OSHA Will Focus On in Waning Days of 2013

State of Main DOL – OSHA GHS Training Video

Here is another good video that can be used to familiarize  your employees on the new GHS Hazcom (HCS) regulations which you must meet the 1st phase of compliance as of December 1, 2013. Training Video for Employers and Employees OSHA's Global Harmonization System The Maine Community College System is pleased to partner with the … Continue reading State of Main DOL – OSHA GHS Training Video

Updated – December 1st, 2013 Training Video for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading Updated – December 1st, 2013 Training Video for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013 – 1:00 PM EDT

OSHA Hosts a Free GHS (Globally Harmonized System) Webinar OSHA will present a free webinar on the Globally Harmonized System titled “Hazard Communication 2012:  One Year of Implementation”  starting at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday July 25, 2013. The webinar is designed to answer many of the questions that OSHA has received during the first … Continue reading Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013 – 1:00 PM EDT

GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

Featured By: C&S Blog Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals or GHS as it is referred to. GHS is a standard classifying system allowing a global universal way to label hazardous chemicals. This system has been the norm in Europe and Asia and slowly drifted to the west and in 2012 the United … Continue reading GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

  In this issue Campaign to prevent fatal falls featured by state municipalities OSHA and NIOSH to co-host free April 10 webinar on preventing deadly falls in construction: registration open Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013 OSHA cites Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma following the death of 2 OSHA cites Kyklos … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

Can You Answer These Questions About the New GHS Required Safety Data Sheets?

Ready for the new GHS-required safety data sheet (SDS)? Here's a little game of 20 questions to test your knowledge of the new SDS. Use the quiz to check supervisors' understanding of the new format as well. Although you still have over a year to train employees about the new GHS-required SDS and even more … Continue reading Can You Answer These Questions About the New GHS Required Safety Data Sheets?

Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has polled its membership on occupational health and safety priorities. See if you agree with the poll’s results. AIHA conducts the survey (PDF) every two years. Here are the top 6 industry-related issues that the group’s members said were the most important overall priorities for the coming two years: … Continue reading Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2012 Edition

In this issue Alternative dispute resolution pilot program for whistleblower complaints announced OSHA provides outreach webinar on GHS Standard to more than 8,000 participants Airline industry worker safety takes off with OSHA's Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance Do you have a few minutes? Help OSHA evaluate its heat illness prevention campaign website with a short … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2012 Edition