chemical hazard workplace Articles

  • New Chemical hazards in the workplace

    In the days when Industrial Hygiene became a recognized scientific discipline, smoke stacks belched black smoke in River Rouge, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. Men worked in clouds of coal and asbestos dust and labor was hard, physical and usually dangerous. Personal protective equipment was rare; its use, even rarer and its protective effect marginal. Today, the face of manufacturing has changed ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • A Workplace using Pesticide that contains Chlorpyrifos: Hazardous Substances Case Study

     The hazardous substances compliance standard was previously the Regulation Part 27 -Hazardous Substances and the advisory standard was previously the Code of Practice for the Management of Hazardous Substances at Work. Your task as an employer is to assess the risk of chemical exposure and if necessary, to take steps to control it, in line with the Hazardous Substances Compliance Standard. ...


  • Safety Smart Companies: Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips

    This week we continue to explore the themes being highlighted in 2016’s National Safety Month. Every June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to raise health and safety awareness throughout our lives. Last week we talked about how “Safety Smart” employers can ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Hazard Standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Acta Group

  • Facility safety management - MC Technologies spurs innovation in hazardous chemical management

    Hazard Controls for Chemical Use Just MSDSs Are Not Enough to Protect Workers More than 20 years after the Employee Right to Know Act gave new rights to employees who work in facilities that store hazardous chemicals, individuals in the workplace are still being critically injured, still being diagnosed with terminal illness, and still dying from exposure to hazardous chemicals. ...

  • Washington: hazard standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • An ambient indoor air environment is vital to ensure a safe and healthy workplace

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. Poor IAQ is a contributing factor to both short and long-term health issues, these ...


    By PPM Technology

  • GTZ chemical management guide for small and medium sized enterprises. Improve chemical management to gain cost savings, reduce hazards and improve safety

    Preface This Guide is of interest to companies who want to gain cost savings and reduce risks in the workplace with respect to chemicals used during production. It is especially relevant for companies where chemicals represent a major portion of their running costs. By improving the management of chemicals, companies can lower production costs, improve product quality, reduce their environmental ...

  • The Hazards of Being in a Beauty Salon

    There are many health risks associated with the beauty industry due to the chemicals found in the products. We are all affected by these chemicals every time we go to the beauty salon. Many of the products found in these salons are classified as hazardous and extreme caution should be taken into consideration when using these products. They’re made for professional use only; therefore, ...

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Managing compliance: How to transition to GHS in the workplace in five easy steps

    Many countries around the world have adopted the GHS, and the United States is scheduled to finalize its rule by January 2012, which will make global hazcom compliance much easier for U.S. companies. On Oct. 25, 2011, OSHA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final rule to adopt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Compliance: Software Management Tools Ease the Burden of Hazardous Chemical Regulations

    While government regulations regarding hazardous chemicals are necessary, they can be burdensome. But, software management packages are available to help ease the pain. And, users say they also prove to be time and money savers. The regulations Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency's SARA ...

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Chemical Air Pollution in the Clinical Research Environment

    There has been a revolution in awareness of chemical air pollution in research laboratories. I could tell you several 'horror stories' of casual exposure to mercury vapour, benzene and chromic acid (the ultimate glassware cleaning agent) among innocent biomedical PhD students (including myself) in the 1970s. But researchers in hospitals, and other laboratories can never afford to be complacent ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

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