In March of 2018, the extremely hazardous chemical Sodium Chlorite (NaCIO2) was the cause of a deadly explosion at a Tri-Chem Specialty Chemicals LLC facility, killing one and injuring two others.
It’s the time of year again where OSHA releases the preliminary list of top 10 violations for this point in 2018.
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.
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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
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
OSHA HazCom violations are on the rise, and so are the associated penalties. While the GHS deadline has come and gone, the OSHA HazCom standard has been quite the notice to companies about their own hazard communication programs. Through September 30th, 2017, 4,176 hazard communication violations have been amassed, causing it to once again be…… Continue reading The Urgency of GHS Hazard Communication Training