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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

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

Profiting from OSHA inspections?

August 15, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

Want to save $355,000 over the next five years by cutting your injury rate 9.4% and your workers comp costs by 26%? New research finds that receiving a random OSHA inspection (at least in California) did exactly that. The study, entitled "Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss," appeared in the May 18, 2012 issue of Science.

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, OSHA, industrial, occupational safety, injury prevention, EHS, employees, safety culture, construction, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

OSHA 10 & 30 hour education provides a solid foundation

August 01, 2012 - Posted by Eric Glass

A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, OSHA, industrial, occupational safety, transportation, safety culture, construction, workplace, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor