Chemical and HazCom

  • The History of GHS Classification

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    As the world is currently focused on the World Cup and its host country, Brazil, it's interesting to note that Brazil was also the site of the creation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). More than 20 years later, implementation of GHS, an internationally recognized system for the classification and labeling, continues. In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known Read More

  • Flammable Storage Cabinets Prevent Disasters

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    Keep people and property safe by using flammable storage cabinets. Flammable storage cabinets save lives and property. The staff of Kaikoura High School in New Zealand was made well aware of this fact when they narrowly avoided a hazardous chemical catastrophe. According to a Marlborough Express article, first responders were called when a potassium Read More

  • Plum Heated Eyewash Stations Keep Eyes Safe in the Cold

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    When temperatures drop, rinse your eyes with Plum Heated Eyewash Stations. Work involving potentially hazardous chemicals and fumes can happen in any condition. This includes cold climates and below-freezing temperatures such as in the northern parts of the country. Thus, you need to ensure that the safety solutions you provide for your employees can work in any given environment. It would Read More

  • Why Choose Environment-Friendly Spill Control Products

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    Use Earth-friendly absorbent pillows to clean up tight spaces and cramped corners. Americans produced almost 251 million tons of garbage in 2012, according to the latest data of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s 8 million tons more than the trash yielded in 2000, which was about 243 million tons. With the increase in solid waste production, every business in America, including Read More

  • Three Essential Tools for Optimizing Your Pipe Marker Purchases

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    When your facility houses a large amount of pipes, identifying and organizing all of them can be a challenge. In fields such as oil or chemical handling, manufacturing, and even facility management and construction, pipes carrying all types of substances will multiply rapidly. Having inadequately labeled pipes can lead to accidents and injuries, and you can prevent this by getting educated about pipe markers! Luckily, we have Read More

  • Recent Quarry Fire - Could New GHS Labeling Have Prevented It?

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    On January 30, 2014 a quarry in Branford, CT, near the Seton headquarters, experienced a fire that caused the evacuation of several hundred people in a one-mile area surrounding the quarry. Local fire officials claimed that employees of the quarry had accidentally started the fire by burning cardboard in which explosives had once been stored. The fire was expected to smolder for several days due to other combustible materials Read More

  • GHS Training Program: Catch Up with the New GHS Standards

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    The deadline for training employees about the new standards of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was December 1, 2013. If your company hasn’t done this yet, you should come up with a plan for meeting this requirement. If you manufacture, supply and use chemicals, then you should become familiar with GHS per  OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200, as Read More

  • Standardizing Workplace Safety with GHS Labels

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    Designed to conveniently unify labeling standards The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as part of its objective to uphold workplace safety, requires employers to implement a labeling system for the hazardous materials in their facility. Safety labels used for this purpose are a simple yet effective means to warn individuals about health and safety risks on the job.  One of Read More

  • Spill Control Equipment: Two Important Considerations

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    Most industrial facilities use some form of liquid in their processes. Whether these be cutting fluid, oil and other petroleum products, coolants or plain water, one thing is for certain: if your facility uses these, a spill can and will occur. As a workplace hazard, spills can be considered one of the more complex types to deal with. Spills can cause slips and falls which, according to Read More

  • Top 3 OSHA Violations

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    Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its list of top 10 most frequently cited violations. Compiled from various inspections that were carried out in the previous fiscal year, these compilations serve two purposes. Firstly they serve to inform both employers and employees about the most common requirement violations. Secondly, to alert both parties to the quality of and adherence to the safety measures Read More

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