hazard communication Articles

  • 7 Steps for Integrating Your EHS Culture After an Acquisition

    In today’s global marketplace, many companies are seizing opportunities to expand their businesses’ footprint through new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. But as these companies work to bring their new assets or partnerships into the company fold, many aren’t prepared to integrate their environment, health and safety (EHS) programs. In our experience, EHS programs are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The hazard communication of fragrance allergens must be improved

    Contact allergy is a global health problem that could be alleviated considerably if the general public could reduce contact to sensitizers. Efficient hazard communication would be a valuable instrument to achieve this. What do current regulations concerning fragrance sensitizers in cosmetic products in Europe contribute? There are for example bans and restrictions according to the Cosmetic ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • U.S. GHS - Implications for Canada`s Hazard Communication Standard

    The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling (GHS) is a communication standard for hazardous chemicals that has been brought forth by the United Nations. The latest country to adopt GHS is the United States. Canada seems to be monitoring the implementation of GHS in other jurisdictions. With the U.S. being Canada's largest trade partner, it appears logical that Canada will now ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • Kay Armstrong Corners the Market in Hazardous Waste Cleanups and Community Relations

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) created the Hazardous Substance Superfund. It was intended to be a short-term program that would spend $1.6 billion over five years to clean up 400 hazardous sites around the country. Instead, more than $17 billion has been spent and only 212 sites (15% of the 1,439 listed since its inception) have been ...


    By ARMSTRONG and Associates

  • Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable: Creating Tools for the Hazardous Waste Cleanup Community

    Untitled Document The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable leads the federal government’s efforts to promote interagency ...

  • Risk communication and natural hazard mitigation: how trust influences its effectiveness

    In areas prone to natural hazards, a key goal of risk management is mitigating risk by encouraging people to adopt protective measures. Despite the efforts of civic emergency management agencies, the goal of ensuring the sustained adoption of these measures has proved elusive. This paper argues that one contributing factor has been a failure to accommodate the relationship among the complexity of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015 Include Fall Protection, Hazard Communication

    OSHA recently released the Top 10 most cited standards for their 2015 fiscal year. Making the always-anticipated announcement was Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. As is now tradition, the announcement took place at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, which this year was held in Atlanta, Georgia. We saw very few changes in this ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Issues in identifying climate change adaptation within community hazard mitigation

    Increased temperatures from climate change are expected to result in sea level rise which will initially be experienced in the surge events that accompany hazards. Despite uncertainty various scenarios have been proposed that predict more severe droughts, wildfire, floods, tropical cyclones/hurricanes and severe storms. Media focus and raised public awareness of climate change risks presents an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Celanese centralizes global hazard communications with The WERCS

    The Situation Celanese Corporation is a global producer of industrial chemicals, high-performance polymers and acetate fibers. The company has more than 9,000 employees with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Since 2000, Celanese has relied on The WERCS to provide material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring and managing capabilities in North America. As Celanese expanded ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Communicating the risks, and the benefits, of nanotechnology

    Issues surrounding the wide spectrum of (perceived) risks and possible benefits associated with the rapid advance of modern nanotechnology are deliberated. These include the current realities of nanotechnological hazards, their impact vis-a-vis perceived nanotech-risks and perceived nanotech-benefits, and the consequent repercussions on the public and society. It is argued that both the risks and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • GHS and its impact on the regulated community

    As OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) nears its 25th anniversary since being adapted, the agency is considering modifications to the standard by incorporating elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This system was initially adapted by the United Nations in 2002 with the goal of having as many countries as possible implement it by ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Safety and hazards in CCS projects

    Carbon capture and storage is now on the technological tipping point – it has reached critical mass with one large-scale, fully integrated power project now almost operational at the SaskPower Boundary Dam project in Canada, using enhanced oil recovery. In the UK, following the announcements of progress at two projects, Peterhead and White Rose, the government’s competition process ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Mold! Hazard or Hoax?

      Let me address the two issues in reverse order.  The Hoax The biggest hoax is the hysteria over the notorious black mold that grows on sheetrock.  This black mold is formally known as Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra.  The horror stories ...

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

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


  • Landscape level planning for community resilience

    While water related hazards such as floods and droughts are on the increase, the degradation of wetlands and other ecosystems erodes naturefs ability to regulate these hazards. In this workshop, we make the case for the need to integrate ecosystems in resilience practice and the importance of landscape level planning to reduce disaster risk. Landscape level planning in Delta areas This workshop ...


    By Wetlands International

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