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Top 10 Best Sellers of 2016 – #7: GHS Labels

One of OSHA’s most far-reaching regulations in the past decade focuses on chemical hazards and how we communicate about them. As of 2016, the U.S. government’s previous chemical communication system has been replaced with the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication (GHS), requiring secondary GHS labels on chemicals. This new set of standards was created (and… Continue reading

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Secondary Containers Without GHS Labels Can Cost You Big Money

The final deadline to update chemical secondary containers with proper GHS labels was June 1.  You are late! Fines for non-compliance are hefty, they average over $12,000. Are you GHS Compliant? Don’t let this easy-to-comply-with regulation cost you big-time money. The OSHA rule says “Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and… Continue reading

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Keeping It Simple: The Basics of GHS Standards

What is GHS? The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations in 1992. The GHS was designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries with a consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level. The hope is that GHS will… Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Comply With New GHS Standards

If your company handles, transfers, manufactures or packages hazardous materials, you’re familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets. These are informative sheets of information about every hazardous material employees may come in contact with while at work. “In accordance with paragraph (g) of HCS 2012 – and previously, HCS 1994 – chemical manufacturers and importers are… Continue reading

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What Is The Best Way To Get My Hazardous Chemical Labels Updated?

As the deadline for U.S. businesses to comply with new Globally Harmonized System for Hazardous materials communication looms, there are a variety of ways to make the change successfully. Getting your hazardous labels updated should be a priority. OSHA HAZCOM workplace labeling citations are currently the number one written OSHA fine citation in the United States… Continue reading

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New InSite Solutions Catalog Features Innovative Products

InSite Solutions’ latest catalog features a few new products, as well as the hundreds of products is known for in the warehouse, plant, and logistics industries. By offering alternatives to painting, all InSite Solutions products are designed to increase productivity with visual organization resources. Since more and more businesses are using 5S and lean… Continue reading

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Should we use HMIS hazard numbers or GHS numbers on new chemical labels?

OSHA amended its hazard communication standard in 2012 to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Under the new standard, hazardous chemical labels are changing dramatically to feature pictograms, signal words and hazard and precautionary statements. Employers that use hazardous chemicals in their operations are required to upgrade their… Continue reading