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Preparing Workers for Upcoming Changes to WHMIS

by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)  (Sep. 29, 2014)

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing as Canadians prepare to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help educate workers about the upcoming changes, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new e-course, in partnership ...

Remarks by Dr. David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Sep. 11, 2014)

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me. I am Dr. David Michaels and it is my great honor to announce OSHA's final rule expanding requirements for employers to notify OSHA when a worker is killed on the job, or suffers a work related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The new rule also updates the list of employers partially exempt ...

Justin Construction Co. cited for willful and repeat safety violations following OSHA inspections; more than $186K in proposed fines

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Justin Construction Co. LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration with six safety violations after OSHA inspectors observed employees at three area work sites performing residential construction without using a fall protection system. The inspections began in February 2014 as part of the ...

D & J Ironworks cited for inadequate workplace safeguards following fatal fire in Boston`s Back Bay

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Sep. 19, 2014)

Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the lives of two Boston fire fighters, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined. The fire on March 26, 2014, in ...

Rochelle, Georgia, peanut processing plant cited for serious safety violations following US Department of Labor OSHA investigation

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 4, 2014)

McCleskey Mills Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 28 safety and health violations for exposing workers to amputations, falls and other safety hazards. The agency initiated the February 2014 inspection at the peanut processing plant in Rochelle after receiving a complaint. ...

How to manage Safety Data Sheets and Labels to make your products compliant with the global standards?

by Selerant srl  (Mar. 27, 2014)

Selerant presents its solutions in a series of Webinar events dedicated to the management of various regulations: UN GHS, GHS China, GHS USA - HazCom, CLP, GHS ... Selerant develops solutions for the management and creation of SDS and Labels in accordance with the Regulations in force. Selerant supports its customers through a team of experienced ...

Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety ...

ECHA publishes an illustrative example of exposure scenarios for communication in the supply chain

by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)  (Aug. 4, 2014)

The Agency has published an illustrative example of exposure scenarios for a hypothetical hazardous substance to be annexed to a safety data sheet. The main objective of the publication is to promote ways of efficiently communicating on the safe use of chemicals down the supply chain. The new publication is organised in three parts. In part one, ...

Miami-based contractor cited for exposing workers to serious safety hazards at a worksite in Hallandale Beach, Fla., by US Department of Labor`s OSHA

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 6, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Waterfront Construction Inc. with 12 serious safety violations for exposing workers to falls, burns, and other hazards found, while workers installed seawalls, at 256 Three Islands Blvd in Hallandale Beach. The agency initiated the February 2014 inspection in ...

OSHA finds workers repeatedly exposed to fall hazards at residential construction site in Robbinsville, New Jersey

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Sep. 29, 2014)

While applying brick to the exterior of a new residential construction site located at 33 Emerald Road in Robbinsville, workers employed by Y.V. General Construction Corp. based in Kearny were exposed to scaffold and fall hazards. After the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's April 2014 inspection at the ...

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