Where to look for energy losses in commercial buildings

April 4, 2012

Many systems and pieces of equipment manifest wasted effort and energy in terms of heat. Motors, pumps and electrical boxes generate heat and can lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail.

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Get started on GHS compliance early, urges ASSE

March 29, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has suggestions for making the task of complying with the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) more manageable.

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OS+H ASIA 2012 to feature conference and forum

March 28, 2012

The exhibits of the expected 150 international exhibitors at OS+H Asia 2012, 8th Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition for Asia, will be supported by the 2nd Singapore WSH Conference and the Forum on Safety & Health.

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Columbian coal mines are a blast from the past

March 26, 2012

Safety and health experts from the United Mine Workers of American (UMWA) said a recent visit to coal mines in Columbia gave them a sense of nostalgia -- and not in a good way.

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Compliance dates, resources for HCS and GHS

March 23, 2012

Under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) announced by OSHA this week, employers are required to train workers on the new label elements and SDS format by December 1, 2013.

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What changes will HazCom 2012 bring?

March 23, 2012

The revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) announced this week will provide specific criteria for health and physical hazards to help chemical manufacturers and importers classify chemical hazards, according to OSHA.

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OSHA: How to comply with HazCom standard during transition period

March 23, 2012

OSHA has released additional details about its revised Hazard Communication Standard -- announced this week -- which will bring the U.S. in alignment with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

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HazCom 2012 to introduce new pictograms

March 23, 2012
The revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) announced this week by OSHA will use nine pictograms to convey the health, physical and environmental hazards.

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AIHA announces support for OSHA's update of hazard communication standard

March 20, 2012

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) today offered its support for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final
rule updating the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).

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OSHA ready to issue final GHS rule

Anouncement coming tomorrow on updated standard
March 19, 2012

With Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finally finished reviewing OSHA's revised hazard communication standard, the agency is on the verge of publishing it in the Federal Register - the last stage of the rulemaking processand the one that sets the effective date for the transition period.

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