osha chemical Articles

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By 3E Company

  • OSHA kicks off the “chemical nEP” - new pilot program will focus on facilities’ compliance with the PSM standard

    With little fanfare, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rolled out its much anticipated “PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program.” This one-year pilot program, launched in July 2009, focuses on facilities’ compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard,1 which aims to blunt the hazard of fires or explosions resulting ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical Engineering Magazine Article: Chemical Lifecycle Management

    Chemicals in production and laboratory environments alike have three distinct lifecycle phases: the first is procurement and inventory storage; the second is use in a manufacturing process or research program; and the third is post-use, including onsite handling, removal and beneficial reuse, recycle or disposal. A number of considerations including regulations, safety, material utilization ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • Legal lookout: OSHA revises haz-com standard

    Chemical classification, labeling and training standards look to change under a recent OSHA proposal to bring U.S. regs in line with global standards. On Sept. 30, 2009, OSHA proposed revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS/HCS alignment The system ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Be Chemical Spill Ready

    The SDI Chemical Spill Kit, is a convenient laboratory spill kit with everything the emergency responder, EH&S professional, or employee who routinely uses chemicals, needs to neutralize, absorb, and render safe most small, routine chemical ...


    By Safety DImensions (SDI)

  • 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

  • Environmental/Safety Management: Dissecting an OSHA Inspection

    Understanding OSHA inspections can help utilities prepare, preventing fines and penalties associated with non-compliance. While catastrophes and fatal accidents are obvious inspection triggers, almost half of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Admini- stration) visitations are complaint-driven. Therefore, the best way to avoid an inspection—and potential fines and penalties—is to eliminate ...


    By 3E Company

  • Osha issues final standard on hexavalent Chromium

    After years of trying to craft an exposure standard for hexavelant chromium that would stand up under expected court challenges, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final standard on February 28, 2006 which became effective on May 29, 2006. Under the standard, the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for exposure to hexavalent chromium will be lowered from 52 to 5 ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Reactive Chemicals Get More Scrutiny

    Untitled Document In the wake of several high-profile industrial explosions, government bodies are showing renewed interest in regulating reactive chemicals. These are chemicals that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington

    Regulation of reactive chemicals has been debated for years. According to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) 2002 report, there have been 167 serious reactive chemical accidents during the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents. Despite the debate, neither legislative nor regulatory action is expected any time soon. The Occupational Safety and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Compliance Magazine Editorial on OSHA directive CPL 2-2.59A

     Imagine being in charge of a chemical company. One day a fire breaks out, and an employee, designated as a first responder, is killed fighting the blaze. Then OSHA investigators discover that the man died primarily because both his training and his equipment were inadequate. This scenario is why CPL 2-2.59A should put anyone who runs a HAZMAT facility into a state of introspection. These ...


  • OSHA Fines The Renewable Energy Group Over Hydrogen Gas Explosion

    On March 3, 2016, The Advocate reported that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a biodiesel plant run by The Renewable Energy Group (REG) $70,000 over a September 3, 2015, hydrogen gas explosion. The explosion injured four workers and resulted in three ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • The Volatile Debate Over Regulation of Reactive Chemicals

    Untitled Document The regulation of chemicals believed to be “reactive” has been hotly debated for many years. According to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How to convert to the globally harmonized system of chemical classification

    The goal of GHS is to provide a consistent global framework for classifying and identifying chemical hazards. OSHA announced that it will be pursuing GHS. GHS -- the Globally Harmonized System of chemical classification and labeling -- is the next step in the march towards greening the manufacturing industry. Market leading companies are already positioned for GHS. GHS is a simple concept: ...


    By Actio Corporation

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