OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA estimates that over 5 million workplaces employing approximately 43 million workers in the United States will be affected by the revised standard. Find the latest news, commentary and best practices surrounding the new hazcom standard here.


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GHS: The Majority of Companies Continue to Work Toward Compliance

June 15, 2016
If your company is still scrambling to meet OSHA’s GHS requirements outlined under the revised Hazard Communications Standard (HCS), you’re not alone.
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Not So Pretty: OSHA Finds Flammable Chemicals and Amputation Hazards at Cosmetic Company

June 14, 2016
OSHA Determines an unguarded machine amputated worker’s fingertip at PhytogenX Cosmetics manufacturer and flammable chemicals were not properly stored.
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In this photo from Jan. 10, 2014, leaking MCHN tanks at Freedom Industries are being off loaded into tanker trucks in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia American Water determined that MCHM from the leaking tanks had overwhelmed the plant's capacity and contaminated the public water system for 300,000 people. TSCA now will require EPA to quickly review and regulate “high priority” chemicals, including chemicals stored near drinking water sources, and sets deadlines for companies to comply with new EPA rules.

TSCA Reform Heads to President Obama for Signature

June 9, 2016
Once thought to be the weak stepsister of U.S. environmental laws, the first major reform of the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act received Senate approval and heads to...
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OSHA: Auto Reconditioning Company Failed to Protect Workers

June 7, 2016
OSHA plans to put a dent in Dent Wizard’s bank account, to the tune of $51,000, for allegedly exposing workers to toxic compounds.
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Industrial Hygiene

Q&A with AIHA President Daniel H. Anna

April 29, 2016
The future of industrial hygiene will involve an understanding not only of new and old technology, but also of business value.


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Breaking Down the Emergency Response Guidebook

Dec. 22, 2015
When an emergency incident happens at your facility, will you know where to go for valuable information? Understanding how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook before an incident...
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Simplifying the 49 CFR Shipping Rules

Sept. 17, 2015
When people agree that Einstein might have trouble understanding 49 CFR shipping requirements, the solution is to approach them using a step-by-step process.
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OSHA, Health Canada Partner on GHS

May 29, 2015
The partnership is designed to create a system in which one label and one safety data sheet would be used in both countries for workplace chemicals.
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Clarifying GHS and Hazard Communication Requirements [Infographic]

April 23, 2015
An easy-to-use chemical labeling infographic aids employers and manufacturers in selecting the appropriate chemical label for safety and compliance.