hazardous communication regulation Articles

  • Understanding the potential class II – Division I Safety Hazards present when operating Vertical Cuttings Dryers

    For decades, the industry standard for waste management dryers (a.k.a. vertical cuttings dryers) has relied on belt-driven sheaves. Though belt-driven systems are cost effective and relatively easy to implement, at a minimum they have represented a maintenance nuisance, at worst they represent a serious safety concern when ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Ease the Pain of Hazmat Regulatory Compliance

    Did you know that OSHA considers a brick a hazardous material if is cut or sawed during construction? And that a highway patrol officer enforcing Department of Transportation regulations considers over-the-counter primer a flammable liquid? Hazardous materials aren't always visible to the untrained eye, yet they are present at just about every construction site in the United States. OSHA, the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Managing Regulatory Burdens

    hazardous materials can be found at virtually every construction project in the United States. Surprisingly to some, a brick is considered a hazardous material under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication regulations as a source of crystalline silica if cut or sawed. Primer purchased at the local hardware store is a flammable liquid to a highway patrol ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • GHS: Federal Agencies Step Up Efforts

    Now that the United Nations has adopted the Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), there is an international goal for as many countries as possible to implement GHS by 2008. GHS is an important global system of hazard classification, communication and labeling which, if implemented, is expected to bring much needed consistency and harmony to the workplace. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Getting to Harmonization

    On Sept. 12, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The agency also made available a Guide to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which is available at ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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)

  • Monitoring heavy metals for compliance with RoHS and WEEE directives

    The rapid expansion in the quantity of used electronic and electrical appliances has created a need to safely dispose of the used equipment. The European Community has introduced regulations to enforce limits on the amount of toxic metals and organic chemicals used in the production of material. Compliance with the regulations will help prevent hazards for future generations when the equipment is ...


  • Development of environmental management: a case study of steel production

    The objective of this study is to outline general development steps or trends in environmental management (EM). The traditional EM has been strongly guided by laws and regulations which, in turn, have developed in close connection to major environmental hazards or threats. In contrast, modern EM is proactive rather than reactive. It clearly emphasises the prevention of problems and uses EM as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • June 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Class hopping

    The last couple of years have given shape to a complex regulatory landscape, with the UN's Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling or Chemicals (GHS) being implemented in a number of countries, the EUs Registration, Evaluation. Authorisation and Restriction or Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework being enforced, the anticipated reform of the Toxic Substance Control ACT (TSCA) ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Proposal for an update of the Plan for substances evaluation (CORAP)

    CoRAP: Community Rolling Action Plan The evaluation process is the responsibility of the Competent Authorities of the Member States. The evaluation process, according to REACH regulation, allows clarifying the risks of substances and, if the evaluation reveals the need to have more information, further information can be requested to the registrants or to the users of those ...


    By Selerant srl

  • HM-218D – The US Moves Forward on Gasohol and Other Updates

    On January 28, the US DOT passed Amendment HM-218D. This final rule adopts various updates and amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of 49 CFR, and is intended to provide relief to industry by clarifying and, in some cases, relaxing certain requirements. A major goal of this amendment is to help the environment by simplifying the shipment of Gasohol, a blend of gasoline with ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Risk zoning and risk decision making

    Two requirements for responsible and coherent decision making about and management of risk creating technological activities are presented and defended, called the requirement of informed consent and the requirement of strict liability. The requirements are necessary in order to assure that decisions regarding hazardous technology respect ethical principles and result in social progress. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Prepare For Worldwide Compliance

    In today's global business environment, regulatory differences between countries can be a serious cause of extra work, delays and costs. In recognition of this, the United Nations has put forward a model called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to help business cut through these problems. This revolutionary system will eventually become the standard for classification and hazard ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Health and environmental training in mercury-contaminated areas

    In 50 countries small-scale miners recover gold by amalgamation process, using excessive quantities of mercury. Fifteen million artisanal gold miners apply this process and 100 million people might depend upon these activities. Small-scale mining adds extensively to the worldwide release of mercury into the environment. The University of Munich assessed the health of people living in mining ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SDS Authoring Software

    When creating an official SDS that will be distributed via SDS software, it is critical that those who are responsible for SDS services follow the standardized document format. This format ensures that all information deemed essential to understanding a chemical and the potential hazard it presents is provided on one easily referenced sheet. SDSs must be generated to include sixteen specific ...


    By Lisam Systems

  • 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.

  • Barriers to GHS around the world

    As an additional section of Enhesa’s GHS tracking service, Enhesa has added information related to barriers to chemical shipments presented by countries that have not yet implemented the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Information spans the globe with data for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Canada, India, Israel, and many more. Until now, ...

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #2

    Yesterday we talked about changes to injury and illness recordkeeping rules. Here's the next issue in our Top 5: 2. Revised hazard communication standard: OSHA will be reworking its hazard communication standard (HCS) to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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