• The primary function of all commercially available SDS Management systems is file management. These system keeps the SDS files updated and arranged in a way that it’s easy for users to find them.  That’s where the current functionality ends.   CloudSDS is working on a cognitive computing platform, that’s going to change the way in […]

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  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates workplace chemical safety, in part, through Personal Exposure Levels (PEL) that specify the amount of a chemical that a worker is allowed to encounter at work. Those levels often exceed the amounts or concentrations that are considered safe for a person in their life outside work. OSHA […]

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  • The EPA is continuing the evaluation of hazardous chemicals as required by the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (formerly known as TSCA.) Among the first ten chemicals to be named as potentially hazardous, and perhaps banned in some common uses, are trichloroethane (TCE), methylene chloride, and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). TCE and methylene chloride have been found to […]

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  • The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent government agency named by the President and confirmed by the Senate, seeks to improve chemical safety by investigating serious incidents. The CSB does not issue citations or fines. It works by making recommendations to the industry, to trade and labor groups, and to other government agencies. On […]

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  • The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has changed the standard for exposure to beryllium. The light, strong metal is used in several manufacturing industries. A small amount of beryllium dust, fume, or mist can cause serious lung disease in workers. Permissible exposure limits for an eight-hour period were reduced by a factor of ten. […]

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  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sets a threshold for taking action in cases of elevated lead levels in children’s blood in such a way that the worst 2.5 percent of cases nationally require notice and treatment by local health officials. The current action level is 5 micrograms per deciliter, and officials […]

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