hazard communication rule News

  • Quantum FacTS Software Supports GHS Features for U.S. Customers

    Quantum Compliance Systems will release an update to their FacTS™ EHS environmental management software in September 2011 to support anticipated OSHA rules for customers tracking inbound SDS. OSHA is expected to finalize the new hazardous communication rules the fall of 2011 to incorporate the United Nation’s Global Harmonization System (GHS) standard ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • 3E Company Expands Cloud-Based Regulatory Content Offering for Integration with SAP EHS

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced that its product safety, dangerous goods, and scientific content can now be accessed via the cloud for seamless integration with the SAP® Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) system. 3E’s Ariel® Content for the Cloud is a secure solution for ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Lots of GHS progress happening this year

    The 20th meeting of the UNECE Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, also known as GHS, will take place Dec. 7-9, 2010, in Geneva. While a detailed agenda has not yet been completed, the preliminary agenda indicates a U.S. expert may present an analysis requested by the sub-committee in mid-2009 of practices and regulations in ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • December 1, 2013: Fast Approaching Deadline to Train Employees under OSHA GHS Ruling

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule aligning its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) became effective on May 25, 2012. The rule includes a December 1, 2013, deadline for employee training on safety data sheets (SDS), which is fast approaching. The Acta Group offers comprehensive ...


    By Acta Group

  • December 1, 2013: Fast Approaching Deadline to Train Employees under OSHA GHS Ruling

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule aligning its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) became effective on May 25, 2012. The rule includes a December 1, 2013, deadline for employee training on safety data sheets (SDS), which is fast approaching. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. offers ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA, congressional Black Caucus announce joint environmental justice tour

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, today announced plans to visit American communities most ravaged by environmental degradation and pollution. The joint EPA-CBC Environmental Justice Tour will visit several areas throughout the country to highlight environmental justice challenges faced ...

  • OSHA publishes final rule to the federal register

    OSHA’s final ruling on the Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) in alliance with the UN’s Globally Harmonized Communication System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), was published in the Federal Register March 26, 2012, and will take effect in 60 days. The new standard is expected to significantly improve health and safety for nearly 45 million workers, who ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • China to implement globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals

    On March 12, 2011, China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) issued Decree 591, "Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals," which concerns the safe use of chemicals. The regulation is very wide ranging in scope and "sets the tone" for future chemicals legislation. As one of the more immediate impacts, State Decree 591 uses the National Standards GB 13690-2009 on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • China to Implement Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

    On March 12, 2011, China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) issued Decree 591, "Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals," which concerns the safe use of chemicals. The regulation is very wide ranging in scope and "sets the tone" for future chemicals legislation. As one of the more immediate impacts, State Decree 591 uses the National Standards GB 13690-2009 on the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHA Readies Three Hazcom Guidance Docs; Advice for Small Companies Expected First

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is preparing three guidance documents on its new hazard communication standard to help employers comply with the rule, an agency official said March 5. Maureen Ruskin, OSHA's top hazard communication official, said the agency is working on a guidebook on the standard tailored for small- and medium-sized companies, and another specifically on ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • I2P2, hazardous chemicals, high-risk construction among top OSHA prioritied for 2011

    OSHA Secretary of Labour Dr. David Michaels gave a sneak peak of some of OSHA’s top priorities for 2011 in a recent online chat facilitated by the Department of Labour (DOL). Here’s a list of some of the highlights from the 2011 Agenda that Michaels touched on in his talk: Injury and Illness Prevention Program In the works for some time, OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • OSHA GHS Webinar Invitation

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group, L.L.C. will hold a complimentary webinar on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) final rule revising the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) issued on March 26, 2012. The final rule aligns the HCS with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System for Chemical Classification and Labeling (GHS). OSHA estimates ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA GHS Webinar Invitation

    April 18, 2012 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group, L.L.C. will hold a complimentary webinar on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) final rule revising the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) issued on March 26, 2012. The final rule aligns the HCS with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System for Chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials Recycling, Protects Communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice communities. “Americans do not have to choose ...

  • OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Align the Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

    Yesterday the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule that would align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Materials from Successful B&C and CPDA Workshop to Explore Agricultural Product Challenges with GHS Compliance

    On February 28, 2013, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) jointly sponsored a workshop on Global Harmonization System (GHS) labeling requirements for agricultural chemicals. The workshop featured speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Materials from Successful B&C and CPDA Workshop to Explore Agricultural Product Challenges with GHS Compliance

    On February 28, 2013, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) jointly sponsored a workshop on Global Harmonization System (GHS) labeling requirements for agricultural chemicals. The workshop featured speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Next-Phase GHS 2015 Deadlines Loom: Time to Re-Author, Re-Label, and Refocus on Mixtures

    Within the next 12-18 months, companies are facing multiple deadlines for various country adaptations of the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS). These include major re-evaluations of how chemical mixtures and substances are classified, re-authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and re-labeling requirements for the U.S., the European ...


    By Acta Group

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