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GHS Label Information

GHS Label Information

When it comes to labels, few are better known than the GHS labels (even if people don’t always realize that is what they are called). GHS, or the Globally Harmonized System, is an international set of standards that are agreed upon to help ensure people from across many industries and around the world are all

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

Globally Harmonized System Labeling Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling is an important requirement in many facilities. Whether you are looking to implement GHS labeling in a facility for the first time or you are just updating your current visual communication standards it is important to get everything right. In addition to helping to ensure your

GHS Compliance – Time is Running out

GHS Compliance – Time is Running out

It seems like quite some time ago now that OSHA completed their 2012 final rule revising the Hazard Communication Standard, also known as the ‘right to know’ regulation. For many companies, the new regulations were looked over and then largely forgotten about. If that is the case for you, consider this your wakeup call! You

Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals – 1910.119

Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals – 1910.119

Addressing the Risks Associated with Highly Hazardous Chemicals When it comes to keeping a facility safe, there are few things that are more important than addressing the risks associated with highly hazardous chemicals. When accidents occur with these types of chemicals it can cause widespread injury or even fatalities. OSHA addresses the specific risks associated

Hazard Communications – Vinyl Labels

Hazard Communications – Vinyl Labels

Improving Hazard Communications with Vinyl Labels As you may recall, last week I wrote about a recent study that uncovered that hazard communications were at the heart of many of the most significant safety challenges in facilities today. In that article I went over how floor tape can help convey critical information, and improve the

Facility Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Safety Questions and Answers When it comes to improving safety in a facility, people have all sorts of questions. In many cases the questions are about specific situations related to their own facility. These questions often require very detailed answers and looking at how the laws or regulations apply to a specific situation. For

Industrial Labeling Systems

Industrial Labeling Systems

Safety signs, labels and other types of visual information are essential in every facility. Some of these items are required by OSHA or other regulations, and others are needed for improved efficiency and safety. The bottom line is that all facilities use these types of things, and need them to be easy to see, very

Housekeeping for Safety

Housekeeping for Safety

When Housekeeping for safety is Ignored, Tragedy May Occur It seems that you can’t go more than a few days without seeing a news story about a workplace injury or fatality that could have been prevented with proper safety procedures. The companies where these incidents occur are investigated to see what went wrong, and in

Universal Safety Standards in the Workplace

Universal Safety Standards in the Workplace

Safety Standards in the Workplace and You Recently, chemical production companies, workers, and producers using chemicals in their final products will have noticed some changes in their labeling systems. Known as the GHS, or global harmonization system of labeling, the new labels for chemical containers are an effort at standardizing the identification procedures for many

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Working with hazardous chemicals can be one of the most dangerous activities for workers to engage in for a number of reasons; not the least of which being that many chemicals used in production are used in small quantities, meaning that they last a while between re-stocks and workers don’t have to handle them constantly.

How to Handle Chemical Spills

How to Handle Chemical Spills

The goal of workplace safety programs is primarily to prevent accidents and injuries by helping train people on how to minimize risk and work more safely. An important part of any program also must focus on how to respond when something goes wrong. Nowhere is this truer than when there is a chemical spill in

How to Avoid Burns within the Workplace

How to Avoid Burns within the Workplace

In many industries, slips, trips, falls, and lifting injuries make up the vast majority of injuries that workers are prone to experience. In others, however, occupational risks make other incidents more likely. In the case of restaurant kitchens, fast food establishments, chemical and production facilities, and any case in which the heating, cooking, welding, and/or

Changes Ahead: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard

Changes Ahead: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard

Changes are always occurring around us, if processes or practices sit idle for too long they become outdated and less efficient while everything else continues to improve. OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard is no exception to this rule. The OSHA HazCom Standard is in place to protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals through the use

Hazard Symbols

Hazard Symbols

Hazard symbols are helpful pictograms that illustrate safety messages regarding specific hazards. The reason hazard symbols are so useful is that they work in any language since they do not use linguistics to convey safety messages. Because of the universal nature of hazard symbols, the same set of symbols can be used effectively worldwide thus

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