Safety Data Sheets

Top 5 Hazards of Laboratory Work

Laboratory Safety- Going Above and Beyond

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are employed in laboratories throughout the United States. Laboratories can be hazardous places to work since lab workers are exposed to many potential hazards, whether chemical, biological, physical, radioactive, or ergonomic. Throughout its 50-year span … Read More

Chemical Hazards

Invisible Chemical Hazards at Work

Chemicals are used in industries to create many products and materials, but when they are handled improperly, they have an inherent potential to cause great harm. Chemical exposures affect the body in two ways, resulting in either a chronic health … Read More

Electronic SDS Management

Challenge Accepted: Electronic SDS Management

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) hazard communication (HazCom) standard has been around since the 1980s, yet it continues to be one of OSHA’s most-cited violations. The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals (GHS) … Read More

Electronic SDS Management in the Age of Cloud Computing

Electronic SDS Management in the Age of Cloud Computing

Over the last couple of decades, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) have become increasingly easy for chemical users to acquire electronically.  Most manufacturers host up-to-date copies on their websites, readily available to the public.  With the increasing accessibility to SDSs, the … Read More

Safety Data Sheets

A FAIR approach to managing Safety Data Sheets

Last month, I discussed the reasons for, and challenges of, instituting a chemical inventory system in your workplace. One of the regulatory drivers for such a system is the OSHA Hazard Communication standard. This standard requires employers to: maintain an … Read More

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