Author Archives: Labelmaster

Comparing HazCom 2012 & NFPA 704 Workplace Labeling

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to provide guidance on workplace labeling in light of the changes brought by OSHA’s alignment with the United Nation’s GHS labeling protocol. The result of the collaboration is the release of a new NFPA/OSHA Quick Card, which is designed

The Impact of GHS and the Revised Hazard Communication Standard on Laboratories

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. laboratories employ more than a half-million workers. There are many recognized hazards associated with the laboratory environment; therefore, both OSHA and industry have taken steps to guard workers from potential chemical exposure. Many individuals are already aware that OSHA implemented a major revision to the U.S.

Supply Chain Issues Related to Hazardous Materials Cost Wal-Mart More Than $82 Million

A recent plea agreement by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is a stark reminder of the fines and penalties retailers face if they improperly handle and transport hazardous materials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that Wal-Mart pled guilty in cases involving the illegal handling and disposing of hazardous materials at retail stores across

White Paper: GHS Impact on U.S. Chemical Manufacturers – Regulatory Changes and Practical Guidance

Chemical manufacturers bear the brunt of changes brought about in OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard. With the first deadline approaching, which requires employee training be completed by December 1, 2013, the meticulous work of classifying chemicals, compiling data for publication in the new safety data sheet format and changing labels is just beginning for U.S.

First Compliance Date Looms for OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard

The 2012 changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration brought the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). According to the final rule, the GHS/HCS compliance requirements will be phased in over a four-year period.  The first compliance date,