Tag: Hazard Communication Standard

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OSHA Proposes Revised HazCom Standard to Conform to GHS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rules to modify the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7, which is more current than the version of the GHS that’s incorporated into the existing HCS.

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Hazard Communication Strategies for Success

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) managers must be constantly aware of the numerous and ever-changing chemicals that are present at their facility, as each chemical presents unique risks to the workforce and other onsite personnel. Seemingly innocent mistakes such as storing a chemical improperly or mislabeling a container can lead to potentially catastrophic consequences. Therefore, […]

Pesticides Rule Protects Farmworkers

EPA’s revised standards to protect agricultural workers from exposure to pesticides are intended to provide workers with the same level of protections afforded by law to workers in other industries. According to Arturo S. Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, the final revisions for the standards meet that expectation.

Understanding OSHA’s Temporary Enforcement Policy for the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

On July 9, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy for its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, which became effective on August 3, 2015. The administration is postponing full enforcement of the new standard to October 2, 2015, in response to requests for additional time to train employees […]

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Understanding OSHA’s Enforcement Policy for the GHS Phase-In Period

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released new instructions for its inspectors to ensure the consistent enforcement of its revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). So what will inspectors be looking for in your hazard communication (HazCom) program if your facility is inspected? Keep reading to find out. OSHA revised the HCS in March 2012 to […]