• Employers and workers in construction and general industry are involved by the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER). OSHA has launched a webpage at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/hazwoper/index.html to help comply with the worker safety provisions of HAZWOPER. Employers may choose to have their own workers respond to hazardous material releases and other dangerous events, […]

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  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). This data from 2016 will be reviewed and revised by October and later an analysis of the data will be released in January 2018. The TRI provides information to the public about what chemicals are used at facilities in their […]

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  • Wearable devices connected to the internet can increase worker safety by tracking the position and movements of workers in potentially hazardous environments.  A person wearing a device may enter a dangerous area, or may show signs of sleepiness or movements associated with injury.  Wearable devices may show that toxic gases are present, alerting the person […]

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  • The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) now requires all chemical products and mixtures on the European market to have labels that conform with its Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulation.  Products formerly sold under older labelling and classification rules must now be either withdrawn from the market or reclassified and relabelled.  Labels for chemicals for many […]

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  • Eye protection is an important part of personal protection equipment (PPE) and it is estimated that (90%) of eye injuries at work are preventable using eye protection. Unsuitable PPE leads to lower usage. Common complaints about eye protection include fogging and discomfort. Eye protection for workers using chemicals requires indirect venting so design and function […]

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  • On May 4, 2017, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) released updated industrial hygiene guidelines for phosgene.  The guidelines specify the work practices and protective equipment necessary in the area of phosgene gas.  These practices are based on the properties of the substance as detailed in the SDS, such as its toxicity, volatility and density.  Since […]

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  • The US Environmental Protection Agency, under Director Scott Pruitt, has again delayed its revised Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators rule. This delay was enacted after the usual comment periods and rule making process were completed and after repeated previous delays from its original March 6, 2017 effective date.  The claimed effective date is now […]

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  • The US Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued regulations in 2012 requiring workplaces to have on hand Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each chemical produced, or in use, in each facility.  The SDS may be made available using hard copies or in the form of an on-line SDS management system.  The […]

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  • Are healthcare workers exposed to chemical?   Healthcare workers deal with a lot of strong chemicals in their day to day work and the impact is often overlooked.   Various studies demonstrated that over a period of time, healthcare workers do get these chemicals in their own systems.   To minimize the health risks healthcare […]

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  • Labels are critical for organizations dealing with pest management. Along with labels, access to the relevant SDS is necessary to provide all the necessary data point to customers. The challenge is to integrate the label and SDS information along with the executed service order and present them to the users in a seamless fashion proving […]

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