Chemical manufacturers are in a race against time to fully implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) with Hazard Communication. Implementation of the GHS, first proposed at the Rio “Earth Summit” in 1992, is finally underway. But there’s not much time to comply: OSHA has established that chemical manufacturers have until December 1, 2015 to be fully compliant with the new standards, which include new classifications and labels, reformatted safety data sheets (SDS), and necessary training for workers.
The safety scorecard is one of the most powerful tools health and safety professionals can use to increase visibility. Without visibility, a determination cannot be made on how effective (or ineffective) health and safety programs are within their organization.
I frequently use inspirational quips and quotes in articles and presentations. One popular saying, in particular, always makes me roll my eyes and sigh with disbelief:
While traveling to meet with a company in Denver, our flight attendant announced Wi-Fi was not working on the plane. With a smartphone and laptop charge below 10 percent and worthless without connectivity, I picked up a magazine, hoping I would find something to captivate my attention.