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Hazard Communication 2013 Employer Responsibilities

New changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The slide presentation is designed to provide information regarding training requirements for employees on labeling and Safety Data Sheets. Employers are to complete this … Continue Reading

OSHA Modifies Hazardous Communication Standard to Conform to UN GHS

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) modified its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) (29 CFR 1919.1200) to conform with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  OSHA’s position is that the modifications will improve the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding … Continue Reading

U.S. Department Of Labor/OSHA Targets Oil and Gas

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released on August 22, show a slight reduction in the number of fatal work injuries in 2012 compared with 2011.  Approximately 4500 workers die on the job annually.  Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez stated that “job gains in oil and … Continue Reading

OSHA Will Issue A Rule on Crystalline Silica

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing silica-related disease.  After publication, the public will have 90 days to submit written comments, followed by public hearings. “Exposure to silica can be deadly, and limiting that exposure is essential,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor … Continue Reading
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