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The OSHA Compliance Cost of Your HazCom Binder

By: Julie MacGregor, President and CEO Global Safety Management As the second most common OSHA violation, most businesses already have the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) on their radar. Each office should have at least one staff member who understands the requirement to keep safety data for products both “readily available” and “up to…read more.

Nanotechnology

EPA Proposes New SNUR on Carbon Nanotubes

The Backstory Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are used to increase the strength and rigidity of composite materials in a variety of applications, from ice hockey sticks to boat hulls. Burgeoning new uses, such as the creation of electrically conducting CNT fibers and supercapacitors could change the way we transfer and store energy—that is, if these new…read more.

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“Inactive” vs “Active”, a Small Change Means BIG Revisions

Signed into law June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended the existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Nation’s primary chemicals management law.  Among the many amendments, a provision was established that is being referred to as an “inventory reset.” How will the TSCA Inventory Reset impact your…read more.

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Did You Know Toothpaste Needs an SDS?

Did you know that in the making of tooth paste, if fluoride gets on a worker’s skin, there is a 12-plus page document called a safety data sheet that explains how to deal with fluoride toxicity? Not only that, but did you know toothpaste has several hazardous components in it? Each one of those components has…read more.

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Better Get That Ink Now…

If you live in one of the EU member states and were considering getting a tattoo, you may want to act soon. In fact, the European Commission recently requested that ECHA begin a safety evaluation of several common tattoo inks, which may eventually lead to use restrictions of these inks throughout the EU.  As part…read more.

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3 Costs of Complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

By: Julie MacGregor, President and CEO Global Safety Management Let’s face it, complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is a headache. It involves understanding the regulations, gathering SDSs, generating chemical reports, and much more. Because of this, many companies either do nothing or do what they believe to be bare minimum. The problem is that…read more.

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Translation FAQs

1. How many languages do you translate? Answer: We translate into over 80+ languages. However, 95 % of MSDS translations fall into 30 or less languages. 2. Are your SDSs translated by humans or is it software translation? Answer: We use professional translators and editors. However, we have large databases of translated SDS phrases as…read more.

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Authoring FAQs

1. Do we have to list all of the ingredients in our product? You only have to list the ingredients in your product that are considered hazardous.  You do not have to list non-hazardous ingredients in the SDS. 2. Will we need to provide the exact % and CAS # of our ingredients? Answer:  You…read more.

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Supplemental Labeling: Does GHS Leave Room?

The industry had been bracing itself for the swift arrival of June 1st. As of that date, the Globally Harmonized System came into force under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA HazCom 2012). These new waters open up many questions about how implementation will proceed,…read more.

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