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?

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?

Global Harmonization: What You Need To Know – and Do

OSHA's New HCS Q. Is OSHA going to update the Hazard Communication Standard? A. Yes, OSHA is planning to modify its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations’ (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Q. Why is the standard being changed? A. OSHA believes the proposed … Continue reading Global Harmonization: What You Need To Know – and Do

OSHA Alignment with GHS is Coming – Just Not in September and Maybe not Until 2012

2011/08/29 Anyone that’s been hanging around this blog knows that GHS adoption by OSHA, in the form of a revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), is on the way. In January of this year, OSHA said the final rule would be published in August 2011. Then in July, OSHA revised its timetable, saying the final rule … Continue reading OSHA Alignment with GHS is Coming – Just Not in September and Maybe not Until 2012

HAZCOM FAQ – Are Your Employees Trained?

Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) What are temporary agency employers required to do to meet HAZCOM requirements? In meeting the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, the temporary agency employer would, for example, be expected to provide generic hazard training and information concerning categories of chemicals employees may potentially encounter. Host employers would then be responsible for … Continue reading HAZCOM FAQ – Are Your Employees Trained?

OSHA’s Proposed MSD Reporting Rule Garners Mixed Views

In late January, OSHA proposed to revise its Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting (Recordkeeping) regulation to restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log that employers would use to record work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The 2001 Recordkeeping final regulation included an MSD column, but the requirement was deleted before the regulation became effective. … Continue reading OSHA’s Proposed MSD Reporting Rule Garners Mixed Views