Author Archives: Satya Kanaka Mahalakshmi

Electronic Management of Secondary Containers

Electronic Management of Secondary Containers

Chemical safety is an important workplace safety concern for many reasons, as evidenced by several recent industrial accidents. For chemical safety, the knowledge of hazards, as well as easy access to information related to the chemicals for the employees at … Read More

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Key Elements for the Development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Stormwater runoff is a significant contributor to water pollution in our surface water and groundwater3. This runoff travels from its origin, potentially picking up sediments, pollutants, and disease-causing agents and deposits them into nearby bodies of water. While alarming, better … Read More

Safety Data Sheet

Elements & Significance of a Safety Data Sheet

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is required for any chemical to ensure workplace safety and health. Safety Data Sheets are an essential item in the workplace to learn about the hazards of chemicals and how to handle them safely. Under … Read More

Chemical Handling

Improper Chemical Handling Leads to Serious Fire

Deadly fires in South Korea have been steadily increasing in the workplace over the past few decades. Another deadly blaze was reported on April 29, 2020, in the city of Icheon, about 80km south-east of Seoul. Icheon is the home … Read More

Smiths Group Addresses the Climate Change Challenge by Reducing Methane Emissions

The increasing concentration of methane in the atmosphere is of major concern for efforts to address the climate change challenge. Methane has significantly greater potential for global warming than CO2. Though natural gas is a relatively clean energy source, the … Read More

Hazard Communication Standard: Objective and Key factors

Hazard Communication Standard: Objective and Key factors

Chemicals are a valuable asset in the workplace, but only if used safely. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was designed to provide information about hazardous chemicals to assure chemical safety at the workplace in any industry. The intent is to … Read More