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Final GHS Deadline – But Many Companies Continue to Work Towards Achieving Compliance

By June 1st, all employers were to update alternative workplace labeling to GHS compliant labels on all chemicals in storage, update their Hazardous Communication (HazCom) programs and re-train employees to understand GHS pictograms and hazard warnings.  However, if your program is not 100% compliant yet, you are not alone. According to a recent study conducted by...
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Will OSHA’s New Record-keeping Regulations Improve Safety?

Much debate still exists about OSHA’s final rule on recordkeeping and, more importantly, on OSHA making that information public.  Here, again, are the facts (as first published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News): FACT: Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA...
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TSCA – First Reform in 40 Years

On June 7, 2016, the Senate passed the House Amendments of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act  (HR 2576) which resolved a debate over preempting States from enacting their own requirements. Currently almost 30 states, led by California, have passed more than 100 laws regulating chemicals. The final version of...
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Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

News & Views SEASONS GREETINGS! At the close of another busy year, our thoughts turn to those who have made our progress and success possible. Thank you! All of the associates of Compliance Technologies, Inc. sincerely wish you, your families, and coworkers a safe and healthful holiday season and a successful New Year. OSHA ADVISES...
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Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

Case Study RESOLVING TO BE BETTER IN 2007 It is that time of year again when people resolve to make improvements in their lives. Often the improvements are health related: increased exercise, dieting, or quitting smoking. Sometimes, the improvements are financial: getting out of debt or improving ones’ organization with money. These are all great...
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Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

Transportation Training for Land, Sea, and Air Not sure if you or your employees need training under U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) , and International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations? U.S. DOT training rules apply to any company which performs any function in any way regulated...
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Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

OSHA’s Top-Ten Citations OSHA inspections are, more often than not, conducted without advance notice. In the manufacturing industry, between October 2005 and September 2006, OSHA cited facilities 33,182 times with fines totaling over 25 million dollars. The following Top-Ten list was generated by OSHA as the most frequently cited standards in the manufacturing industry between...
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