Safety Data Sheets

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

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

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