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.
OECD Tour de Table Reports on Developments on Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a May 17, 2018, document entitled Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials — Tour de Table. The document compiles information provided by delegations for the February 2018 OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) meeting on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials. It aims to summarize relevant information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as...
Are you serious about safety?
Are you serious about safety?Hughes Safety have been at the forefront of emergency safety shower, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment manufacturing for 50 years. From humble beginnings as a family owned, local business, Hughes have grown into an international pioneer and leader in the industry.Our aim is to exceed customer expectations in everything we do, whatever the requirement and wherever the project. When you’re considering purchasing emergency safety showers, find out why you should consider...
Health and Safety vs. Productivity: What’s the evidence?
In this day and age, at least in wealthy countries, it is rare to come across anyone who will argue that health and safety management is not only a necessity in but a benefit to workplaces. However, as we now regularly hear about the cutting back of “red tape” in the news, one can wonder what the relationship between health and safety vs. productivity in workplaces actually is. The question is difficult for OHS professionals to hear, but one with an interesting and evidence-based answer.What is the...
Canada Codes for Mining Safety Increase
According to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Canada remains among the world’s most open countries in terms of trade and investment in mining. Figures produced by the trade body state that the mining industry contributes $52.6 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) and accounts for 20.4 % of Canadian goods exports and has the world’s third largest mining supply with over 3,200 suppliers. These facts will no doubt have contributed to the increased safety legislation which was passed in...
Quarterly Product Spotlight - The M42BC Vertical Baler
Posted by Harmony Harmony’s January-March Product Spotlight Get the best pricing on one of our most popular low profile balers, the M42BC Vertical Baler! Cardboard and plastic waste is accumulating at a pace never before seen in the retail and residential housing industries. Business owners and apartment building managers need an efficient and affordable solution to this growing problem. Both of these valuable commodities can be recycled to create additional revenue where there once was a waste...