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GHS Arrives

As of June 1, 2015, material safety data sheets will be no more! But they aren’t quite disappearing entirely. They’re undergoing a name change and a major revamping. They’ll be called Safety Data Sheets instead. Chemical labels will change, too. … Continue reading

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GHS clears OMB review

That’s a mouthful of letters. OSHA’s proposed major change to the Hazard Communication Standard, incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), cleared a significant hurdle, review by the Office of Management and Budget, on February … Continue reading

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Safety Updates: Free Training, Firefighters’ Particulate Exposure, and coming changes to MSDS’s

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCe) in Denver.  We have been featuring some of the highlights from that conference. (see blogs on NIOSH and OSHA, control banding and skin exposures). This will be … Continue reading

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

To assist companies who conduct business throughout Europe and the rest of the world, and to make our system more uniform, OSHA is looking at the global harmonization system of classifying and labeling chemicals, otherwise known simply as GHS. What … Continue reading

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