hazcom compliance Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Managing compliance: New Year, new compliance challenges

    Environment, health and safety regulations are increasing in volume and complexity, which in turn makes the associated compliance tasks increasingly difficult to manage. The risks and costs of non-compliance are rising as the regulatory environment becomes more challenging. Compliance needs are pervasive and persistent across all geographical jurisdictions and vertical industries. Today's EHS ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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 compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • Cleco Generates Significant Savings with 3E HazMat Compliance Services

    Background Cleco Corporation is an energy services company based in central Louisiana. With a history going back nearly 70 years it has become a regional energy services provider and has perfected the basics of a successful electric utility—developing a reputation for reliable service and a focus on the customer. Cleco has two primary businesses: Cleco Power LLC, ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Diagnosing and Powering Up Your HazMat Compliance Program - How Do You Get Started? (A Report for Utilities)

    Untitled Document In a competitive and highly regulated utility industry, environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals are asked to do more, efficiently, with reduced staffs. In the past few years, ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain: A full life-cycle approach

    Kami Blake of 3E Company looks at the issue in managing EH&S data in the chemicals industry As regulations increase in number, scope and complexity, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance is fast becoming a major concern that spans virtually every industry. All companies are increasingly affected by and subject to more stringent EH&S regulations and are being faced with ...


    By 3E Company

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Electronic MSDS Management System

    MSDS Management is a real pain in the neck, to put it one way. If you secretly know you're not 100% in compliance, you're not alone. OSHA studies show that only around 70% of a company's hazardous chemical inventory has accurate MSDS's available. But what can you do? Electronic MSDS management is being adopted with increasing frequency. After all, anything has to be better than trying to keep ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • The 5 Keys to Web-based MSDS Management

    A Material Safety Data Sheet, called an "MSDS" or sometimes just "SDS," contains critical safety information. With environmental issues and safety concerns on the rise, companies now face a dual challenge of mitigating risk to employees while reducing the high costs and complexities of Environmental, ...


    By Actio Corporation

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