hazcom Articles

  • Hybrid for HazCom

    OSHA requires HazCom training for all employees who have the potential to be exposed to or work with hazardous materials. Comprehensive training is an effective tool for developing a knowledgeable, motivated and safety-conscious workforce. But delivering effective HazCom training-within budget and without unacceptable conflict with production priorities-is a challenge. In the past, the main ...


    By 3E Company

  • Hazcom changes loom on the horizon

    During the past few years, the global regulatory landscape has changed with the implementation of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS has become an essential component of corporate account globalization plans, with its effect felt throughout the global supply chain. Many countries have implemented GHS — but not always ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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 3E Company

  • Taking the Sting Out of OSHA HazCom Compliance

    Compared to pre-made labels, new HazCom chemical labeling software puts custom OSHA-compliant labels and MSDS management at your fingertips for “pennies on the dollar.” ...


    By K-Sun Corporation

  • OSHA Clarifies June, 2015 Hazcom Deadline for Chemical Blenders

    OSHA has provided additional clarity and guidance to chemical blenders who rely on downstream SDS information from their suppliers.  Previously, chemical blenders were caught in a no win situation.  If they need to re-author their MSDS's into the new SDS/GHS format by June, 2015, how can they comply if they have not received the updated SDS from their suppliers?  Thanks to the ...


    By M3V Data Management

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By 3E Company

  • Deaths & injuries attributable to HazCom: will a federal prescription save lives?

    This past spring, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training convened an historic hearing that could have profound implications for the future of hazard communications (HazCom) in the workplace. A standing-room-only assembly of industry representatives, professional lobbyists and others packed a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building to wit- ness this first step ...

  • Making MSDSs Universally Understandable - With the right system, the HazCom Standard that was designed to protect our workers may finally succeed in doing so.

    Untitled Document With an estimated 650,000 hazardous chemicals in the workplace, tens of thousands of chemical manufacturers creating material safety data sheets, and a vague OSHA standard ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Web-based technology, a competitive advantage for global MSDS management

    Due to economic globalization, business operating plans and workforces are being affected by international regulatory developments, causing growing concern for human health and environmental protection. This concern has resulted in global changes for HazCom, including changes in chemical classification, labeling and MSDS...Read the full document at ...


    By SiteHawk

  • 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 3E Company

  • 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.

  • US GHS

    With the Selerant suite you can manage the different implementations of the GHS. In this newsletter we see, specifically, the US GHS. The US GHS in EuSHEET has been implemented ...


    By Selerant srl

  • 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

  • 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 3E Company

  • 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 3E Company

  • 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 ...


  • 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 3E Company

  • Strategies to implement GHS - Bringing order out of potential chaos

    More than two years after the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to revise the existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was introduced, OSHA ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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.

  • The great enabler for a new age of retail excellence

    Product safety data sheets don’t get a lot of love in the retail industry, but major changes are underway that will make this formerly mundane document the cornerstone of numerous best practices. In recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) introduced a new safety data sheet (SDS) template as part of a new environmental data and document information exchange initiative, ...


    By 3E Company

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