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  1. Do you know how to read a SDS? Having the required SDS on file is one thing, but knowing how to read it is another. Do you know what all the terms mean? How about your employees? One of your most essential safety meetings should be on how to read and understand an SDS.This is impo... Read More
  2. Lack of a written HazCom program is one of the top ten OSHA citations... In fact, it's one of the TOP 5! One of the most common OSHA violations that is cited and fined for is lack of a HAZCOM program. In almost all OSHA inspections, an OSHA inspector will ask for the company's written HAZCOM program. OSHA Most F... Read More
  3. All chemical manufacturers and distributors must provide you with an SDS on the first shipment of the product... Hazard information must be transmitted on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) that must be distributed to the customer at the time of first shipment of the product. The Hazard Communication Standard also requires that SDSs be updated by the chemical manufactur... Read More
  4. Respirators and Osha Compliance Your employees are working with chemicals that according to the SDS requires the use of a respirator. No problem you say. Concerned for the safety of your employees, you send them out to the local big box store and pick up a respirator. You make sure... Read More
  5. If you hire temporary employees they must be trained and made aware of your safety and HAZCOM program In meeting the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, the temporary agency employer would, for example, be expected to provide generic hazard training and information concerning categories of chemicals employees may potentially en... Read More
  6. You may need an SDS for common household products such as Windex, Wite-Out, etc. OSHA does not require that SDSs be provided to purchasers of household consumer products when the products are used in the workplace in the same manner that a consumer would use them, i.e. where the duration and frequency of use (and therefore exposu... Read More
  7. Top 10 OSHA Citations for 2016 Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of work... Read More
  8. Health and Safety in the Workplace -----Employer Responsibilities Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and follow all relevant OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must find and correct safet... Read More
  9. Placement of Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace What kind of fire extinguisher should I have at my warehouse? Is there a specific size required per square footage or the sort?   Is the extinguisher readily accessible in the event of a fire? ... Read More
  10. Developing a Profitable Strategy for Handling Occupational Safety and Health Developing a Profitable Strategy for Handling Occupational Safety and Health Nobody wants accidents to happen in his or her business. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause the loss of profit or even a... Read More
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