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Agency responds to findings of weak regulations, inadequate pipeline oversight

January 24, 2014 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

In 2010, two dramatic events – a million-gallon crude oil spill near Marshall, Mich., and a natural gas explosion in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood – focused the nation’s attention on pipeline safety.

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, occupational safety, absenteeism, loss control, utilities, GHS, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

First GHS compliance deadline has passed; expect OSHA to check for training

December 11, 2013 - Posted by Langdon Dement

By December 1 of this year, employers should have trained employees on the new safety data sheet format and label elements under the revised HazCom Standard (HCS).

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Topics: HazCom, training, Featured, OSHA, occupational safety, HAZMAT, risk management, GHS

Protecting employees and the next generation from toxic exposures

October 16, 2013 - Posted by VeronicaTinney

Chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), formaldehyde, solvents and pesticides have been shown to impact the reproductive health of men and women who are exposed to them at work.

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Topics: training, wellness, occupational health, industrial, employee health, illness prevention, HAZMAT, GHS

OSHA HazCom Standard: Employees must be trained on new label elements and safety data sheets by December

August 21, 2013 - Posted by Langdon Dement

In 2012, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to bring it into alignment with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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Topics: eLearning, training, compliance, workplace safety, Featured, OSHA, industrial, occupational safety, EHS, utilities, HAZMAT, GHS, construction