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How to Know when a Safety Data Sheet is required

How to Know when a Safety Data Sheet is required

A key component of a company’s written hazard communication program are Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), which are written or printed materials around hazardous chemicals prepared in accordance with the requirements in paragraph (g) of the Hazard Communication Standard.

Could the proposed I2P2 be stopped?

With the start of a new year brought a new team of leader to the US House of Representatives, which will be working on unveiling proposals to reduce costs, as well as look at recent rules and current proposals from the EPA and OSHA. US Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calf. who is the new chairman of […]

Why the AIHA is recommending the I2P2

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released a white paper concerning OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) and expressing their support for the I2P2 standard.  Outlined below is a brief overview of recommendations that the AIHA would like to see written into the policy.  To read the full AIHA report, click here Scope and […]

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2)

OSHA’s proposed I2P2 has been discussed over the past few months, and this year OSHA would like to move forward on implementing this program as a standard for businesses.  Today we would like to give an overview of what the I2P2 is exactly and look at this week those who are for the implementation of […]

EHS Issue Concerns

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released a list of the top EHS Policy Issues for the new year.  Here is a sample of some of the most pressing issues that the organization is looking at this year and will be working with OSHA and Congress to try to address these issues and come […]

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposure

Earlier this month a web-dialogue took place that was organized by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the CDC, that discussed in an open forum about how to prevent and respond to harmful chemical exposures by individuals and communities. The National Conversation is a non-profit organization working to see that chemicals […]

Getting to Know Chemicals

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) the EPA is requiring manufacturers of 19 high production volume chemicals to test their health and environmental effect and submit the data to the agency. According to the EPA, HPV Chemicals are classified as those chemicals produced or imported in the United States in quantities of 1 million pounds or […]

New Year and New Regulations

OSHA could be knocking on your door this year, as the agency will be conducting more than 3,000 additional inspections to various facilities. Companies today are facing the stress from many levels, but overall it comes down to reducing costs of operations.  The question that this comes down to is how does a company reduce […]