• GHS Deadline Looms: Update Your Hazard Communication Program Today

    GHSbarrels GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) has been on the minds of companies for the last few years. But now, with the June 1, 2016 final deadline fast approaching, compliance with these new regulations needs to be top of mind. So as you get ready, here are some tips from OSHA on how to update your hazard communication program. Step 1: Learn the Standard/Identify Responsible Staff Obtain a copy.. Read More
  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews OSHA Issues Final Rule for Confined Space in Construction Earlier this month, OSHA issued a final rule for confined space in construction, increasing protections for construction workers in confined spaces. The new rule offers construction workers similar protection to that of manufacturing and general industry workers. Differences unique to construction include requirements that ensure multiple employers share vital safety information and to continuously monitor hazards. For more information about the rule, click .. Read More
  • GHS Update: Next Deadline Just Months Away

    ghs After the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) training deadline of December 2013, companies likely thought they had met all of the requirements regarding the new GHS regulations. But the training deadline was just the beginning.  The next prominent GHS deadline is now around the corner. By June 1, 2015, all chemicals must be shipped with GHS-approved labels. This applies to chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors a.. Read More
  • GHS Update: The Next Deadline is Almost Here

    cabinet The implementation of GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) has been on the minds of employers, chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors for quite some time. All of these stakeholders have been working to get this standardized process of labeling elements and safety data sheets in place. Throughout 2013, employers were focused on meeting a December 1, 2013 deadline to provide employee training.. Read More
  • The History of GHS Classification

    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 as the Rio Summit, more than 172 world governments and thousands of representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) agreed to create a standard for hazard communication in order to eliminate confusion.

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  • Flammable Storage Cabinets Prevent Disasters

    Flammable Storage Cabinets

    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 .. Read More
  • Plum Heated Eyewash Stations Keep Eyes Safe in the Cold

    Plum Heated Eyewash Stations

    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 be a disaster if yo.. Read More
  • Why Choose Environment-Friendly Spill Control Products

    Absorbent Pillows

    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, inclu.. Read More
  • Three Essential Tools for Optimizing Your Pipe Marker Purchases

    Pipe MarkersWhen 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 a ro.. Read More
  • Recent Quarry Fire – Could New GHS Labeling Have Prevented It?

    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 located at the site. Such incidents emphasize the need for employers to ensure containers that contain hazardous materials are properly labeled and that the information about the hazards are conveyed to employees so that they know how to properly handle, store and dispose of such materials. Under .. Read More