The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer’s comments on the reports, and recall information. This article discusses this important new database, and briefly considers its implications.
Case study - Sherritt: Using msdsBinders to increase safety and reduce effort
IntroductionSherritt is the largest coal producer in Canada and the largest independent energy producer in Cuba. The company licenses its proprietary technologies and provides metallurgical services to mining and refining operations worldwide.SituationBefore msdsBinders the office was full of dusty old binders that sat in the corner and were rarely accessed. Most MSDSs were outdated. Paper-based MSDS management was a huge challenge.Sherritt needed a time efficient method to manage chemical activity and a significan...
Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies
IntroductionRBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States.For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers.SituationPrior to becoming a msdsBinders client, RBS managed all their MSDSs internally.The process was exhaustive and challenging. Employees spent too much time shuffling paper.MSDS management was a growing concern, and RBS...
Modern Project on Establishment of Fish Feed Production Plant
Fish Feed Plant Background & Necessity Along with the development of aquaculture, aquafeed industry has also made a quite fast progress, especially in virtue of continue advancement of breeding technology, the culturing mode has turned into intensive cultivation from extensive fish farming, which provides vast space for fish feed production. In line with the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) report, the per capita fish consumption of human beings has exceeded beef consumption while farmed fish has...
Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance
On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production facilities and on nuclear/chemical waste clean-up sites. Site sizes varied from a few acres and plants with hundreds of...
Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World
Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in wholeor in part in countries throughout the world. As rapid urbanization around the globe continues to spur construction of high-rise...