Welcome to MSDSonline’s weekly news roundup, featuring EHS stories from the week that you might have missed.
This week we saw the passing of the June 1, 2015 deadline under which OSHA requires chemical manufacturers and distributors to complete the process of reclassifying hazardous chemicals and update their safety data sheets to the new GHS format. Much of the chemical hazard news this week was dominated by this deadline. There were also prominent stories in the mainstream media about possible chemical hazards that may be found in sportswear and car seats for small children, and OSHA issued its first ever best practices for transgender employees.
- Numerous news outlets reported on the passing of the June 1, 2015 deadline for GHS and its implications for different industries.
- Salt Lake County in Utah announced it would be holding summer events at which consumers will be able to dispose of hazardous chemicals and substances.
- Major brands like Adidas and HP met at a chemical forum in Helsinki to highlight the challenges and safety issues incumbent in chemical management communication.
- Several news outlets reported on new research showing that hazardous chemicals are often contained in children’s car safety seats.
- A British newspaper reported on hazardous chemicals in sportswear, and corresponding possible links to health risks.
- Perhaps in connection to recent media stories highlighting prominent transgender Americans, OSHA issued its first document highlighting best practices for restroom access for transgender employees.