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
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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The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is increasing their enforcement of Silica Dust regulations in 2018. The process of cutting and grinding materials that contain crystalline silica particles, there is an extreme health risk to the employee that is exposed. The microscopic dust particles created when working with these materials, known as silica dust, can…… Continue reading OSHA & Silica Dust Enforcement in 2018
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
Is your facility prepared for 2019? Here are a few preparations to make for your work facility & written HazCom program for the New Year. OSHA/GHS Compliance With the now two-year OSHA-GHS alignment in motion, the expectation for HazCom compliance is increasing in 2019. OSHA inspectors will be looking for a harmony between facility hazard…… Continue reading Prepare Your Facility for 2019 – OSHA/GHS Compliance, Updates, & More
OSHA Regulations for secondary container label requirements are often misunderstood. There is a common misconception that exists regarding secondary container label requirements. The confusion lies within the definition of primary and secondary chemical containers, respectively. According to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, also known as HazCom [29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(1)], primary and secondary containers are defined…… Continue reading Misinformation Regarding Manufacturer Information on GHS Labels
Federal regulation 49 CFR 172.301 requires an updated format for Hazardous Waste Marking and Communication. In case you haven’t already noticed, HCL Labels recently updated the artwork on all of our hazardous waste storage, shipping, and identification labels. The old format contains a larger box at the bottom of the label. This update has taken…… Continue reading 2018 Hazardous Waste Format – Regulatory Update
Send us the SDS & we’ll do the rest. From time-to-time, our customers encounter a need for a chemical safety label that is not in our ready-made library of over 800 OSHA/GHS compliant labels. Over the years, we have developed a fast and easy custom GHS label process that we are extremely proud of. The…… Continue reading A Convenient and Cost-Effective Custom Label Process by HCL