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  • Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2014

    Sep 16, 2014
    OSHA named the Top 10 OSHA violations of 2014 at this year's National Safety Council Congress and Expo in San Diego. Not surprisingly, Fall Protection, Hazard Communication and Scaffolding kept a tight lock on the top three spots. Here is the complete Top 10:
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  • New, Tougher OSHA Requirements Mean More Reporting, Fewer Exemptions

    Sep 15, 2014
    A new set of OSHA rules will expand the list of work-related accidents that employers are required to report, regardless of the size of their business or their industry. Under the new rules (which take effect January 1, 2015), employers must contact OSHA if any work-related accident results in a fatality, the hospitalization of one or more employees, an amputation, or the loss of an eye.
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  • Hydrochloric Acid Hazards & Safety Tips

    Sep 10, 2014
    Hydrochloric acid poses a threat in both the workplace and the home. Learn safety tips on how to handle this substance from the experts at MSDSonline.
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  • 5 Stories on Why Managing Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace is so Important

    Sep 02, 2014
    Here are 5 stories, with 5 lessons, that illustrate why chemicals in the workplace, no matter the size of the company or the number of employees, is serious business. As demonstrated below, how chemicals are used, stored, labeled, and disposed of, and how employees are trained on chemical hazards, affects workers, customers, and in some cases, communities stretching far beyond a business’s front door.
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  • MSDSonline Makes List of Safety’s Top Training Companies

    Aug 18, 2014
    CHICAGO (Aug. 18, 2014) — MSDSonline, the leading provider of sustainable cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, has been recognized as a top safety training company in ISHN magazine. According to the magazine, only those organizations it felt were 100 percent dedicated to employee safety training were included on the list.
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  • OSHA Looking for More Input on Recordkeeping Rule Changes

    Aug 13, 2014
    OSHA announced today that it was extending the time stakeholders have to comment on proposed changes to workplace injury and illness tracking. Last year, OSHA proposed a rule that would require establishments to submit OSHA Recordkeeping information electronically.
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  • GHS Pictogram Posters and Webinars for U.S. and Canada

    Aug 13, 2014
    With GHS adoption underway in the United States and Canada, MSDSonline has taken an active role in educating employers about their responsibilities and providing free resources to help aid compliance. Two of our most popular resources have been our Webinars and GHS Pictogram Posters. You can access both for U.S. and Canada below:
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  • Senate Proposal Gives OSHA Right to Inspect Small Employers if Potential for Catastrophic Chemical Accidents Exists

    Aug 13, 2014
    In late July, as reported by Bloomberg BNA, a Senate Appropriations subcommittee made changes to a 2015 budget proposal that would allow OSHA to inspect small non-farm establishments where there is the “potential for a catastrophic chemical accident.”
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  • Health Canada Releases Proposed Hazardous Products Regulations in Canada Gazette Part 1

    Aug 08, 2014
    WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and is Canada’s national hazard communication standard
    According to an Aug 9, 2014 email from Health Canada, the agency is seeking “written comments from all interested parties on this proposal to repeal and replace the Controlled Products Regulations, and make consequential amendments to related regulations, to implement the GHS in Canada.”
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  • MSDSonline Broadens its Global EHS Footprint with Purchase of KMI

    Aug 07, 2014
    CHICAGO (Aug 7, 2014) – In a move to accelerate growth and broaden its reach in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) market, MSDSonline – the leading provider of cloud-based compliance solutions – today announced it has acquired Oakville, Canada-based Knowledge Management Innovations (KMI), one of the most respected global EHS Management Information Systems (EMIS) providers. Under the agreement, KMI will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of MSDSonline. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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