The Dangers of a Large, Unorganized SDS Library

Any successful business needs a good strategy to compete and win in the marketplace. While many enterprises place great emphasis on product quality and marketing, regulatory compliance can be overlooked and under-emphasized. Often, the warning signs of non-compliance can be subtle, much like the subtlety of the “check engine” light in your car; but ignoring…read more.


Adoption of GHS in India?

The Backstory India’s long-awaited adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling appears to finally be gaining traction. Released in draft form since July 2011, India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests never officially adopted the GHS rules, which were expected to be implemented as part of a broader piece of chemical legislation…read more.

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Top HazCom Pain Points … and How to Solve Them

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2017 and while the results are preliminary, the agency doesn’t expect much to change as the top-10 list has stayed fairly consistent year over year with slight changes only to the order of the violations. As usual,…read more.

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How Often Should You Update Your Safety Data Sheets?

Updated April 9, 2019 As an employer, compliance is always top-of-mind. Much of OSHA’s standards are very clearly defined and as such, can be easy to follow. There are, however, some misconceptions about updating SDS, like how often OSHA requires manufacturers and suppliers to update their SDS when manufacturers are must send an updated SDS…read more.

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A Quick Guide to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

While OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has been in effect for a few years, the specifics of its new guidelines still prompt questions on how to stay compliant in order to maintain a safe working environment for employees. Below are some quick-reference FAQs to serve as an easy guide to the Hazard Communication Standard.…read more.

Public Comment Period for PBTs Extended

The Backstory The US EPA has identified a total of five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemical substances that must be assessed for their impact to human health and the environment, based upon their intended, known or “reasonably foreseen” conditions of use, per the authority granted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Section 6(h). The…read more.


GHS: Coming to Classification Consensus

The Backstory Many of you who have been working in Hazard Communication during the last decade would scoff at the notion of a “globally harmonized” system of classification—one in which all nations agree on the criteria used to classify the hazards of chemical substances. Although harmonization was the goal when the Globally Harmonization System (GHS)…read more.

The 6 Most Common SDS Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Companies using chemical products must produce accurate chemical safety information in accordance with regulations. But interpreting regulations and implementing processes to sustain chemical compliance can be challenging and as such, mistakes are often made. Here, we take a look at some of the most commonly made mistakes when it comes to SDS management and authoring…read more.

Canadian SDS to use Prescribed Concentration Ranges—Again?

The Backstory As many of you know, Canada once required that ingredient concentrations be declared using specified ranges, under the now-defunct Canadian Controlled Products Regulations (CPR); these prescribed ranges were required to be used anytime a product’s concentration of an ingredient varied, or if the manufacturer/importer wished to obfuscate the exact concentration, to protect its…read more.

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A Pest Management Approach to Chemical Compliance

Over the last few decades, there has been a growing emphasis on the importance of safety in the American workplace. For the pest management industry, there is not only a responsibility to protect employees, but the public. In fact, government regulations and industry programs are in place to help ensure the safe manufacture, distribution, use,…read more.