chemical hazard communication Articles

  • OSHA gives Enforcement Update on HCS 2012

    At the Fall meeting of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) held on September 30, 2014 Mr. Sven Rundman with the Directorate of Enforcement Programs for OSHA gave an Enforcement Overview of the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012). He began by breaking down the number of OSHA inspections conducted from December 1, 2013 through September 1, 2014. This period marks the ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Sheryl Lindros Dolan Presents “Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World Part 1: Comparing CBI Requirements under New TSCA and OSHA HCS 2012” at the SCHC Spring Meeting

    On March 28, 2017, Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World Part 1: Comparing CBI Requirements under New TSCA and OSHA HCS 2012” at the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Karin Baron Shares Asian Market Regulation Information at Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Material

    On February 23, 2017, Karin Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “South Korean and China Regulations and Other Asian Market Regulations & ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The TSCA New Chemicals Coalition: Why Your Company Should Join

    Any company that plans to submit or has pending a new chemical notification under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs to join the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition (TSCA NCC) -- the only coalition focused principally on TSCA Section 5 issues. The TSCA NCC has been relentlessly engaging with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GHS Around the World: Not Quite the Harmonized System it's Supposed to Be

    You would be hard-pressed to walk into a workplace anywhere in the world and not observe diamond pictograms on containers and binders of safety data sheets (SDSs). Pictograms on labels and SDSs are just two components of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS requires chemical manufacturers and employers to determine the intrinsic hazards of ...

  • The First Step – US Department of Labor issues GHS notice of proposed rulemaking

    On September 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that starts the long process of introducing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) into North America.This Notice (Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062) proposes to modify OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the system for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Enginetics Aerospace Boosts Safety Data Management to Earn ISO 14001 Certification and Lower Operating Costs

    Product and worker safety have always been top priorities at Enginetics Aerospace Corporation. Founded in 1976, this Ohio-based company began as a small manufacturer of prototype parts. Today it is a leading provider of complex metal formed components and fabricated assemblies for the global aerospace industry, partnering with the US Department of Defense as well as commercial jet builders and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • GIGABASE uses UL The Wercs to set higher sustainability standards - Case study

    The Situation GIGABASE is a Chinese-based platform that ranks construction materials based on their ecological and health impact. Their mission is to create market incentives for manufacturers to incrementally produce cleaner, healthier materials and explain their potential impact on human health and the environment. Clients look to GIGABASE for full-disclosure results and ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Halliburton increases focus on finding greener materials - Case study

    The Situation As formulators of specialized products for the energy industry, Halliburton wanted to develop a scoring approach for evaluating the impact of formulated products on human health and the environment. They also wanted to compare products to each other in a relative fashion. The ideal method would allow for the quick scoring and reviewing of raw materials purchased by Halliburton ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Allergan uses GreenWERCS to evaluate current products and promote greener alternatives - Case study

    The Situation Allergan, a global multi-specialty healthcare company, was interested in implementing a method for demonstrating and comparing the safety and effectiveness of their products. Interest came about as a result of Allergan’s exposure to Walmart’s “Green Score,” an automated tool designed to quickly review products by category, providing meaningful ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • GHS Implementation – A Quick Guide for International Suppliers

    Slowly but surely, the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is becoming “the way things are done” for hazard communication around the world. Many countries have already implemented internal versions of the GHS. Others, such as the United States and Canada, are on the verge of introducing their own. How does one keep track of who’s doing what? Here’s a list of some of the most ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • MSDS vs SDS, a comparison

    The main purpose of the switch from the MSDS to the SDS is to create a simpler and more unified standard way to communicate the hazards of a chemical. Prior to the switch companies may have had MSDS in multiple formats with information on those formats in varied locations. By moving to a universal format it makes it easier for employees to find information on a chemical, it also lowers the burden ...


    By Logical Technology, Inc.

  • TSCA regulations: today`s challenges and tomorrow`s reforms

    The question most often asked when addressing this topic is, "Are you ready for TSCA reform?" as if it is looming on the horizon but has yet to happen. The truth, however, is that most producers, manufacturers, and importers of chemical substances are dealing with chemical management changes on a daily basis. Last year, there seemed to be growing momentum on this topic when both the Toxic ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Informex sustainability winners offered Viable Chemical Projects

    Informex announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners Informex Show Management announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners at an award ceremony designed to honor companies that demonstrated their commitment to improving sustainability. The five companies honored were DSM, IoLiTec, Lonza, Segetis, and The Wercs. One of the most important factors ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Wal-Mart agrees to upgrade safety policies at 2,900 stores to settle OSHA charges

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve worker safety and health conditions in nearly 2,900 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, resolving two Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions over alleged violations at a store in New York state, the agency announced Aug. 7. The corporate-wide settlement includes provisions for Wal-Mart to improve safety and health policies and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Are YOU Ready for GHS?

    With the official announcement from OSHA of the implementation of GHS into the current Hazard Communication Standard many organizations are struggling to understand the complexities of these new regulations and how they will affect their organization.  MSDSs are turning into SDSs, pictograms will be required on labels, chemicals will need to be classified and many other ...

  • Japanese REACH - Now fully implemented

    On 1 April 2011, amendments to the Chemical Substances Control Law (official name: Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. / 化学物質の審査及び製造等の規制に関する法律), commonly referred to as Japanese REACH, fully entered ...

  • Cytec Case Study

    Cytec Industries is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals and materials companies with sales, laboratory and manufacturing locations in over 35 countries worldwide. Cytec has made safety and environment two of its top core values. The company strives to be an industry leader in setting the pace in procedures, programs, and most importantly, performance relating to safety, health, and the ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Named One of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

    Washington D.C. May 1, 2018:  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the “Top 50:  2018 Women Super ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A dangerous list

    California has proposed Prop 65 Listings under the Labor Code mechanism, but using such listing methods could set a dangerous precedent. On March 4, 2011, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed to list four chemicals as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop 65) based on the Labor Code mechanism ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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