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  • Meet Preparedness Goals During FEMA’s National Preparedness Month

    Sep 23, 2014
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    FEMA and its website Ready.gov have designated September as National Preparedness Month, and September 30th “National Prepareathon! Day.” During this special month, safety professionals can join FEMA in encouraging families, communities, and businesses to review preparedness planning protocols, and to make sure that people know exactly what to do during emergencies. FEMA articulates their official National Preparedness Goal as “A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”
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  • Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2014

    Sep 16, 2014
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    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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  • GHS Pictogram Posters and Webinars for U.S. and Canada

    Aug 13, 2014
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    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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  • 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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  • GHS Adoption in Canada Clears another Hurdle Toward a Major WHMIS Revision

    Jun 26, 2014
    WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and is Canada’s national hazard communication standard
    Supporters of Canada’s adoption of GHS had reason to celebrate this week as an important piece of legislation, Bill C-31, was given Royal Assent. According to an announcement by Health Canada, Bill C-31 gives Canada’s Minister of Health the authority to “to publish proposed changes to the Controlled Products Regulations, to be renamed the Hazardous Products Regulations, in the Canada Gazette, Part I.”
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  • Safety Professionals Vote MSDSonline’s MSDS Management Solution Top Pick at ASSE’s Safety 2014 Conference

    Jun 26, 2014
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    CHICAGO (June 26, 2014) — MSDSonline, the leading provider of sustainable cloud-based EH&S solutions, returned from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) national conference (Safety 2014) with the award for best MSDS Management Solution. Voted on by safety professionals attending the conference, the award was given to MSDSonline for the excellence of its Mobile MSDS /Chemical Inventory Management Solution.
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  • MSDSonline Outlines Steps to HazCom & GHS Compliance for Attendees of ASSE’s Safety 2014

    Jun 25, 2014
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    CHICAGO (June 25, 2013) — Safety professionals who attended Safety 2014 this month, one of the biggest gatherings of safety professionals in the world, received a special compliance update on OSHA’s adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by MSDSonline — the leading provider of online environmental, health and safety solutions.
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  • OSHA Embracing Sustainability & Chemical Substitution, Employers Wise to Follow Suit

    Apr 07, 2014
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    Today sustainability is not just a buzzword. Captains of commerce, like Wal-Mart, Target, Virgin, and Apple are championing the drive to improve the chemical footprints of entire supply chains.
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  • OSHA Publishes New GHS / HazCom Guide for Small Business

    Mar 25, 2014
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    OSHA's published a new guide entitled "Hazard Communication: Small Entity Compliance Guide for Employers That Use Hazardous Chemicals" It is a 40 page document that walks the reader through OSHA's recommended steps for HazCom compliance.
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  • Popular Webinar on OSHA’s GHS Adoption Now Available On-Demand from MSDSonline

    Mar 12, 2014
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    CHICAGO (March 12, 2013) — MSDSonline, the industry thought leader on OSHA’s adoption of GHS, announced today that a recording of its popular “GHS Adoption by OSHA, What You Need to Do Now” webinar is available to safety professionals to watch on-demand and at no cost.
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