Many chemical products – from washing fluids to industrial glue – can be dangerous if misused. It has, however, long been a legal requirement to place warning labels on packaging to prevent users from mishandling these products and causing injury. Until 2002, there was no universal set of warning labels for chemical products. The Globally…… Continue reading 7 Signs Your GHS Labels Are Not Compliant
It’s the time of year again where OSHA releases the preliminary list of top 10 violations for this point in 2018.
Are You Still Writing Your Own Chemical Labels? There are over 200,000 chemicals that are used in the workplace every day that OSHA and the EPA recognize as hazardous substances. Many of those chemicals are much more common than others, but what happens when you receive a new chemical at your facility? First and foremost,…… Continue reading Stop Wasting Time Writing Your Own Chemical Labels – Send HCL The SDS
Why OSHA Compliance Matters In the 1970’s, OSHA established permissible exposure limits (PELs) in regards to chemical safety regulations. As time has gone on, information has evolved on chemical exposure risks that has caused OSHA to adapt their safety regulations. The OSHA Hazard Communication standard 1910.1200 sets forth a regulation that provides employees with the…… Continue reading Why Compliance Matters – Saving Lives, Preventing Accidents, & Protecting Employees.
Here are the 10 essential signs & labels for OSHA safety compliance. GHS Chemical Safety Labels GHS Chemical Safety Labels are a key portion of any Hazard Communication program. These labels communicate chemical-related hazards in the workplace and provide employees with the right-to-know. Ensure your chemicals are properly labeled with HCL’s library of over 800…… Continue reading The Essential Top 10 Labels & Signs for OSHA Safety Compliance
HCL’s celebration of National Safety Month continues with our new weekly discussion. Fall Protection in the Workplace In OSHA’s annual list of Top 10 safety violations, Fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501) is consistently number one. In 2017, there were near 7,000 fall protection violations that penalized employers. According to NSC.org, in 2013, 595 workers tragically…… Continue reading National Safety Month – Week 3: Fall Protection & Safety
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HazCom Violations in Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance are on the rise. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released information about the types of violations that occurred in automotive and collision repair shops from October 2016-September 2017. Just beneath Respiratory Protection as the most common citation is, you guessed it,…… Continue reading Hazard Communication Fines In Automotive & Collision Repair Shops
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Why & How GHS Impacts the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. The sole purpose of the OSHA/GHS alignment is to provide consistent and quality information to workers, and employers about the hazards associated with chemicals. The GHS creates a standardized approach for classifying, identifying, labeling, and safety-data-sheets. The standard initiates a criteria for hazard classification and…… Continue reading Aligning the Hazard Communication Standard with GHS