The Occupational Safety and Health Act passed in 1970 sets certain standards for employers to keep their work environments safe for employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is in charge of enforcing the standards of OSHA. While OSHA has done a good job reducing the number of work-related injury claims, some people have wrong…read more.
The Backstory For nearly seven years we’ve been hearing of an impending regulation in Turkey which would require registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances, much like the existing chemical regulatory framework in the EU, referred to by the acronym of REACH. On June 23, 2017 Turkey made these plans a reality by publishing…read more.
Safety is a major concern in the manufacturing industry. Without standards for preventing and diagnosing incidents concerning radiation, explosives, chemicals, transit, and machinery, there is a high likelihood of workplace related injuries and deaths. Executives, managers and employees are all responsible for knowing OSHA standards and taking preventative measures to maintain workplace health and safety.…read more.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), safety data sheets (SDS) should be required reading for every professional working in the field of veterinary medicine. So why aren’t they? The first reason is that SDS (formerly called MSDS) can be confusing to read. Another reason is that sometimes a practice has out-of-date SDSs. Still,…read more.
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.
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.
After 40 plus years, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was reformed for the first time! In June of 2016, President Obama signed into law an amended TSCA and gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a new scope with which to regulate manufacturing and production. There are three prominent changes that may impact your company,…read more.
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.
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.
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.