Sometimes we get so deep in the forest, that we “can’t see the forest for the trees,” and that is exactly what has happened with the authoring of SDSs. Using current technology, it can take a regulatory expert or chemist in excess of 8 hours to create a single product SDS, once that person is…read more.
As we’ve discussed previously, since the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency – or EPA – in the 1970s, industries have become more heavily regulated and chemicals have become more pervasive in the modern world. In fact, the American Chemistry Council estimates that 95% of the goods produced by the U.S. are the result of…read more.
Any U.S. company that purchases, sells or uses chemical-based products must produce mandatory SDS documents and labels that comply with safety regulations (OSHA, DOT, EPA). And as regulatory requirements change, competition increases and pressure for more product stewardship increases, efficiencies and the accuracy of supply chain compliance has become more important than ever before. One…read more.
The Pervasiveness of Chemicals The American Chemistry Council estimates that 95% of the goods produced by the US are touched by the business of chemistry: from colorants and flavor enhancers in our food to the surfactants used in laundry detergent and soaps, to the butadiene rubber tires you drove to work on. Since the inception…read more.
We’ve been helping our clients with compliance solutions, peerless expertise and mission-critical technologies for years. And in doing so, we’ve fielded many of the same questions from our partners about how to best protect employees, keep the environment safe, and reduce some of the risks we experience in today’s world. So, we thought it may…read more.
Currently, the methods and technology manufacturers use to create their safety data sheets are, unfortunately, resulting in a lot of product hazard misclassification. And while many of the dangers and risks associated with the under classification of products are pretty obvious, it may surprise you to know that more SDSs are over-classified than under-classified –…read more.
In October 1987, a group of prominent Wall Street investors and stock analysts awaited the arrival of the new CEO of the Aluminum Company of America. And just before noon, their anticipation was met by Alcoa’s new chief executive, Paul O’Neill. But what followed was wholly unexpected. Because instead of corporate buzzwords and talks about…read more.
Takeaways From SSPC Coatings+ 2019 We learned a lot at SSPC’s Coatings+ from many great industry experts and leaders. Our biggest takeaway is that the coatings industry could use some support in making compliance easier to manage. Not only to save companies time and money but to provide a safer work environment for employees. In…read more.
We understand that when running a business, you wear a lot of hats and juggle a lot of balls and that, inevitably, some things get relegated to the bottom of your to-do list. And chemical hazard compliance, unsurprisingly, often ends up being neglected. It can seem overwhelming, cumbersome, tedious and nearly impossible to get right…read more.
A Little Background While many in industry regard Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as a tedious formality—a document that is seldom read—the information in an SDS can have very serious downstream effects, especially if it’s inaccurate. Something as seemingly benign as a supplier listing the wrong Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) number in Section 3 of the…read more.