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  • Mounting Attention to Chemical Management Puts EPA in the Spotlight

    Sep 30, 2014
    The EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a new watchdog report that found the EPA is not taking adequate action to protect water resources from unmonitored hazardous chemicals. Specifically, the report examined controls around chemical discharges from sewage treatment plants.
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  • OSHA Considering Petition to Extend June 1, 2015 HazCom / GHS Compliance Deadline for Chemical Manufacturers

    Sep 30, 2014
    MSDSonline compliance expert entering workplace incident data
    At the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) conference today, Sven J. Rundman III, OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs for the Office of Health Enforcement, announced that OSHA is considering a petition from the American Coatings Association (ACA), cosigned by 8 other associations, seeking temporary relief from the June 1, 2015 HazCom / GHS compliance deadline for the updating of labels and safety data sheets.
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  • Meet Preparedness Goals During FEMA’s National Preparedness Month

    Sep 23, 2014
    FEMA and its website 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
    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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