hazard communication Articles

  • Saving Cash With Compliance

    Between October 1999 and September 2000, OSHA had issued approximately 7,400 citations for violations of the Hazard Communication Standard. These violations cost U.S. businesses more than $1.5 million in fines for the same period. But your company doesn't have to join this unhappy list; you can avoid many cited violations and associated penalties by applying a few simple, cost-effective ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Halliburton Case Study - Halliburton overcomes mission critical hazardous document distribution challenges

    Halliburton, one on the world’s largest providers of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries relies heavily on effective hazardous communications to process approximately 50,000 service orders a day in more than 100 countries. Global access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) is mission critical to Halliburton’s operations. Each service vehicle, before leaving for a work ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • HazCom Inventory: Worth Another Look

    Sure, OSHA's Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard is important--vitally important to a firm's chemical safety program. But why revisit this fundamental program now? After all, it has probably been integrated into safety program now that most employees believe that it has been around for generations. However, results from a recent evaluation conducted point to a systematic failure to recognize ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Aligning Chemicals Labeling with Global Rules Involves Major Efforts

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began the Herculean task of aligning the U.S.’s Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in September 2009. GHS provides harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and specifies hazard ...


    By Acta Group

  • Goodyear Streamlines Inbound MSDS Management: Advances Employee Safety; Reduces Costs

    Established in 1898, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is one the world’s largest producer of tires, hoses, belts and chemical and synthetic rubber. The company, which is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has more than 80 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries. In addition to manufacturing, the company has more than 2,000 retail outlets allowing for global market penetration. As an industry ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Goodyear streamlines SDS management to advance safety and reduce costs - Case study

    Established in 1898, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is one the world’s largest producer of tires, hoses, belts and chemical and synthetic rubber. Goodyear has more than 80 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries. In addition to manufacturing, the company has more than 2,000 retail outlets allowing for global market penetration. As an industry leader, Goodyear employs more than ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Rapid restoration of critical infrastructures: an all-hazards paradigm for fusion centres

    This paper takes a holistic approach to rapid restoration of critical infrastructures and key resources (CIKR) in the USA. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the all-hazards paradigm remains vital to the homeland security mission. A proposal is presented to overhaul state and local fusion centre guidelines to build on existing counterterrorism functions through the incorporation of compulsory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Summit Industrial Products Advances Business Process Innovation for Private Label and MSDS Authoring

    Summit Industrial Products (Summit), a wholly-owned subsidiary of German-based Klüber Lubrication, manufactures specialty lubricants under private label relationships. The company manufactures more than 5,000 products at its three North American manufacturing facilities. Due to the increase in demand for its products, Summit began to evaluate numerous initiatives to improve critical business ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • 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 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)

  • 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.

  • ChemADVISOR - July 2009

    In the past 12 months ChemADVISOR has had several requests for speaking engagements. The topics tend to be the ones you would expect— mainly REACH and GHS related—but the locations are becoming more diverse. Edgar RodriguezSierra has presented in Colombia and Brazil, Wolfgang Urhahn recently returned from a conference in Finland and he will be speaking at a conference in Hungary soon. Our ...


    By ChemADVISOR, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Christian Hansen uses powerful ‘Generics’ function to streamline SDS authoring - Case study

    As the undisputed market leader in the cultures and enzymes industry, Danish-based Christian Hansen operates in more than 30 countries around the world. Annual sales exceed $400 million. The company offers thousands of innovative ingredient solutions that enhance key properties of food and health preparations. The demand for the company’s biotech ingredient additives is on the rise—as ...


    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)

  • Strategies for Selecting an SDS Authoring Solution - New Regulations and Requirements Add Complexity

    Effective, compliant, and up-to-date hazard communication documents, especially Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), are a global requirement and a critical centerpiece for effective product stewardship practices throughout the product life cycle. Unfortunately, tracking international chemical regulatory guidelines and providing accurate and compliant hazard communication has never been more complex. The ...


    By Verisk 3E

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