“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”

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

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

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)

OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

In this issue   Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements Study finds a higher rate of roof fatalities among roofers in residential construction: younger, Hispanic, racial minorities and immigrant workers also had higher rates OSHA cites Highway Technologies for 10 safety violations after worker killed on guard … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

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

OSHA Headlines – September 24, 2012

  OSHA Provides Sustainability Training to Collision Repair Companies Occupational Health and Safety A group taking steps to offer sustainable, free safety training is the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, which is offering a Green Sustainability School to collision shop operators across the country, including a series of online training ... See all stories on … Continue reading OSHA Headlines – September 24, 2012

Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

If OSHA came to your door, what’s one of the first things the inspector might ask to see? The answer is . . . your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan up for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all the required written … Continue reading Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

OSHA QuickTakes – April 2, 2012

In this issue OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard OSHA seeks comments on how to prevent worker injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities and vehicle backovers OSHA issues memo on safety incentive and disincentive policies and practices Grain employer sentenced for asphyxiation death of worker OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries OSHA finds two … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 2, 2012

OSHA Revises & Issues Hazard Communication Standard – GHS Final Rule – March 20, 2012

"Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. "Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive." The Hazard Communication … Continue reading OSHA Revises & Issues Hazard Communication Standard – GHS Final Rule – March 20, 2012