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
Materials Diversification and Testing Back in August of 2018, HCL Labels acquired a brand new production printer. It’s large, it’s fancy, and it allows us to expand our production capabilities in ways that we never imagined. We are very excited to share with you all what we are working on. Increasing our production capabilities allows…… Continue reading Not All Materials Are Created Equally – Continuous Testing & Improvement
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
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
Understanding GHS Label Components. Before your 2018 safety inspection, review the components of an OSHA compliant secondary container label. Now two years into the OSHA – GHS alignment, the expectation for chemical identification compliance has increased in this New Year. GHS Label Components. In order for a chemical label to be an OSHA compliant secondary container label,…… Continue reading Know This Before Your 2018 Safety Inspection – GHS Labels
The OSHA Hazard Communication – now in line with GHS – gives employees the right-to-know and understand chemical hazards in the workplace. The OSHA/GHS HazCom Standard is required for employers to comply to. It provides the employees with the right-to-know and understand chemical-related hazards. The standard sets forth a precedent to maintain proper chemical hazard…… Continue reading With GHS in Full Force, Here are Six Steps for a Fundamental Hazard Communication Program.
HCL Labels will dive in to the finer details of federal chemical identification regulations to make sense of it all.