SDSpro Advisor Newsletter

Understanding the final GHS deadline

By: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/ After many years, the final effective completion date for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) nears. As we know, OSHA adopted new hazardous chemical labeling requirements as a...

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Inside the investigation into US chemical plant explosion

By: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/ The chemical ammonium nitrate has been linked to several major explosions all over the world, including one at a chemical plant in the U.S. state of Texas that exploded in 2013. More than a dozen people died. The...

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OSHA Taking Comments on Chemical Hazards Guidance

By: http://www.ohsonline.com/ OSHA announced it will issue new guidance on how to apply the Weight of Evidence approach when dealing with complex scientific studies and, on Feb. 16, will begin accepting comments on its Guidance on Data Evaluation for Weight of...

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Chemical Safety Board Prepares to Fire Managing Director

By: http://www.govexec.com/ The managing director of the Chemical Safety Board, who has been on paid administrative leave for five months because of an inspector general’s suspicions, got word on Monday that he is being proposed for termination. Daniel Horowitz, along...

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OSHA instructs inspectors on enforcing hazcom standard

By: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/ OSHA compliance officers have a new instruction document that outlines inspection procedures for the agency’s updated Hazard Communication Standard. The document details the revisions made to the standard, including...

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Deadly Blasts Expose China’s Work Safety Woes

By: DIDI TANG The Associated Press Beijing • By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters — from blasts on...

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Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard’s

By: OSHA.gov The purpose of this memorandum is to provide enforcement guidance on the June 1, 2015 effective date – the date by which chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must be in compliance with all modified provisions of the HCS, other...

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OSHA Exercising Enforcement Discretion for HCS Compliance

By Christopher Bryant of Jdsupra.com The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on February 9, 2015, issued enforcement guidance on the June 1, 2015, effective date for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The guidance states that OSHA will not...

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Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public...

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Medical News Today

By Honor Whiteman Past research has associated exposure to solvents with liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairments, reproductive damage and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that individuals exposed to solvents – such as paint, glue and degreasers – at...

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