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THIS COMPLIANCE CENTER IS FOR YOU if you manufacture, transport, store or use dangerous chemicals at your workplace. The COMPLIANCE CENTER helps you comply with the OSHA Hazard Communication standard, including requirements affecting MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets), labels, chemical awareness and training and spill response .

Articles & Insight
  • sample imageChemical Safety: A 10-Step Compliance Game Plan

    Here’s a game plan for avoiding costly worker compensation claims and OSHA fines.
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  • sample image HAZCOM, 101: A Brief Summary of What HazCom Requires

    The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (known as HazCom) found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 is designed to...
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  • sample image HAZCOM: HOW TO CONDUCT A HAZARD ASSESSMENT

    HazCom requires you to protect workers from exposure to dangerous chemicals used or located at your workplace.
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  • sample image HAZCOM: 6 MSDS Traps to Avoid

    Chemical safety in the workplace is a joint effort. It requires employees and employers to work together.
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  • sample image The GHS Rule and How It Changes HazCom

    On March 26, 2012, OSHA published the final GHS rule in the Federal Register...
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  • sample image How to Comply with Label Requirements

    One of the toughest challenges for safety managers is to ensure that their company complies with all requirements of the OSHA Hazcom standard. A critical aspect of this responsibility is ensuring that each hazardous chemical and substance in your workplace has a proper label describing the product’s dangerous properties and the precautions to take when using it...
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  • sample image FROM HAZCOM TO GHS: Comparing the Requirements

    Use this chart to compare the differences between current HAZCOM requiremetns and upcoming GHS requirements...
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  • sample image FROM HAZCOM TO GHS: Comparing Classification Requirements

    Use this chart to compare the differences between current HAZCOM requiremetns and upcoming GHS requirements...
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Time Saving Tools
  • Chemical Safety Compliance Checklist
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    Here’s a Checklist you can adapt and use to perform a self-assessment and ensure you comply with OSHA chemical safety requirements, especially under the Hazcom and new GHS standards. Read More...

  • Material Safety Datasheets Checklist
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    The Hazcom standard requires employers ensure that each hazardous chemical used in the workplace have a material safety data sheet, or MSDS. The new GHS Rule makes significant changes, not to MSDS requirements but what kind of information the MSDS must list.... Read More...

  • Safety Datasheets Checklist
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    The Hazcom standard requires employers to ensure that each hazardous chemical used in the workplace have a material safety data sheet, or MSDS. The new GHS Rule makes significant changes, not to MSDS requirements but what kind of information the MSDS must list..... Read More...

  • Checklist for Reading an MSDS
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    One of the key components of the HazCom standard is the Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS, which is intended to give workers the key information they need about a particular controlled product, such as what hazards it poses,the PPE necessary for working with the product... Read More...

  • HAZCOM Training Checklist
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    The HazCom standard requires that you deliver appropriate training and information to each of your workers at risk of exposure to a hazardous chemical or substance. Simply handing workers a pile of information or subjecting them to a lecture they don't pay... Read More...

  • Checklist for Reading an MSDS
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    When it comes to building a safety culture, talk is cheap. Actions represent the true measure of organizational commitment. And commitment must come at all levels of the organization, including and especially the top. How can you determine... Read More...

  • Comparing MSDS/SDS Requirements
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    Use this chart to compare current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) requirements with the upcoming GHS requirements in Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)... Read More...

Whitepapers
  • Chemical Hazard Communication Under the provisions of the Hazard Communication Standard, employers are responsible for informing employees of the hazards and the identities of workplace chemicals to which they are exposed.
  • Hazard Communication Guidance for Combustible Dusts Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions. A dust explosion can cause catastrophic loss of life, injuries, and destruction of buildings.
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