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
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
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.
What Do Those Other Little Weird Pictures Mean? This is one of the less obvious pictogram symbols. It looks as if it might just be calling your attention to a hazard. And in a way that’s true. This symbol is saying, “This substance is harmful, but not life-threatening.” It is used with statements like…… Continue reading GHS, Schmee-H-S…Part 3
In this blog post I will explain each of the 8 new HazCom pictograms, their meanings and why they are now required. In June of last year, the OSHA HCS started to require pictograms on chemical hazard labels. These pictograms are meant to easily alert users to the potential dangers they may be exposed to…… Continue reading Why do we need OSHA pictograms?