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Monthly archives for April, 2015

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Compliance

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Compliance (The following guidance is adopted from OSHA publication 3695-03 2014)  Although OSHA has revised the Hazard Communication standard, the intent of the standard has not changed.  The employer must ensure that a current SDS for each chemical in the workplace is maintained and that worker access is provided. SDSs need […]


Deadline: June 1, 2015

Hazard Communication Standard Compliance Deadline June 1, 2015 is the date by which chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must be in compliance with all revised provisions of the Hazard Communication Standard, other than the two exceptions for distributors and employers at 29 CFR 1910.1200(j)(2)(i) and (ii). OSHA has issued enforcement guidance to compliance officers which applies […]


Creating a Sustainable Safety Culture – Part 2. Employee Involvement

Creating a Sustainable Safety Culture – Part 2. Employee Involvement OSHA states that building a strong safety culture has the “single greatest impact on accident reduction of any process” and leads to “low accident rates, low turnover, low absenteeism and high productivity.” Creating a sustainable safety culture requires a fundamental shift in thinking and behavior […]


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