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Still Working on GHS Chemical Labeling Compliance? EHS Execs Say You’re Not Alone.

Almost half of all environment, health and safety executives say their companies aren’t in compliance with new global chemical labeling rules that took effect this month, according to a survey by Actio Software. US companies faced a June 1 deadline to update their workplace chemical labels to comply with the … Read more »

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Construction, Manufacturing Groups Challenge OSHA Silica Rule

Opposition to OSHA’s silica standard has triggered a slew of lawsuits from construction and manufacturing groups that argue the new rule will be too costly — and technologically impossible — to implement. OSHA says the environment, health and safety rule, which targets the construction, industrial, maritime and fracking sectors, will … Read more »

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GHS Chemical Labeling Deadline Looms. Is Your Company in Compliance?

US companies have until June 1 to update their workplace chemical labels to comply with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). GHS, which was established by the United Nations, aims to standardize the way hazardous chemicals are identified and labeled. OSHA set the US deadline, and says the new standard covers … Read more »

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Walmart ‘Failed to Protect Employees from Serious Hazards,’ OSHA Says

Walmart has violated a corporate-wide safety agreement it signed with the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2013, OSHA says. A Walmart spokesperson, however, told Environmental Leader that the retailer is “confused” by the allegations and took steps two years ago to improve its environment, … Read more »

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5 EHS, Quality Management Predictions for 2016

The environment, health and safety sector saw significant changes in 2015, with increasing regulatory pressures such as changes to the OSHA fine structure and updates to ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, according to an Intelex Technologies blog. The EHS software provider says the macro … Read more »

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Coca-Cola Fined $61K for EHS Violations

OSHA has cited and fined a Coca-Cola Refreshments distribution warehouse for “repeat and serious” safety violations. The proposed penalty for the violations is $61,600. OSHA issued the citation on Dec. 11 for four repeat and two serious safety and health violations at the Monmouth Junction, New Jersey warehouse. Inspectors cited … Read more »

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Web-based Dust Collection Diagnostics Generates OSHA, EPA Reports

Camfil Air Pollution Control has launched what it says is the industry’s first web-based system for dust collection diagnostics. The new GoldLink system provides round-the-clock access to dust collection operations by monitoring four preset analog inputs and 16 preset digital inputs. Designed for facilities that do not have building management … Read more »

Teklynx Software Enables Chemical Labeling Compliance

Teklynx Software Enables Chemical Labeling Compliance

BeanTown Chemical achieved Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) compliance well ahead of the Occupational Health & Safety Administration’s June 1 by using barcode label software developed by Teklynx International, in partnership with value-added reseller ValuTrack. By working with Teklynx and ValuTrack, the chemical manufacturer is … Read more »

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DuPont Safety Practices Under Increased Scrutiny

After an initial investigation into four deaths at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, last November, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found hazards that prompted it to take a deeper look into the safety practices at the facility. As a result of the second … Read more »

OSHA, Health Canada Align Hazardous Workplace Chemical Labeling Requirements

OSHA, Health Canada Align Hazardous Workplace Chemical Labeling Requirements

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Health Canada will continue their partnership to align US and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory Cooperation Council, the organizations announced. The partnership will reduce inconsistencies among hazard communication regulations and protect workers, OSHA … Read more »

Chemical Management Tool Launched

Target, Staples, Kaiser Permanente and the US Green Building Council are among the organizations that joined together today to launch the Chemical Footprint Project, a metric for publicly benchmarking corporate chemicals management and profiling leadership companies. The CFP will enable purchasers to preferentially select suppliers and investors to integrate chemical risk … Read more »

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OSHA Launches Safer Chemicals Toolkit

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration has developed a step-by-step toolkit to help businesses eliminate or reduce hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Other benefits of using the tookkit include cost savings through reduced expenses and future risks, improved efficiency, industry leadership and corporate stewardship, OSHA says. According … Read more »