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.
This is a question that is often asked by companies – and the short answer to the question is a resounding ‘YES!’ There are, however, conditions that must be met. For electronic workplace SDS compliance, OSHA requires that the availability and accessibility of electronic SDSs be included in your organization’s Hazard Communication Plan. An OSHA-defined…read more.
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.
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.