Items Tagged with 'Chemical safety'


Explaining the inexplicable: OSHA's gift to the chemical industry

By Steven Wodka
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Things have gotten pretty bad in Washington, DC when OSHA adopts a new rule which makes its enforcement job harder and whose only beneficiary is the global chemical industry.

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OSHA's overlooked gift to the chemical industry

By Ronald White
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A recent blog post by labor lawyer Steven Wodka highlights a concerning change in how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires chemical companies to classify cancer-causing chemicals

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Metalworking Chemical Safety

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This “Metalworking Chemical Safety” infographic provides even more information on handling chemicals like a pro.

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EPA expands list of safer chemical ingredients

Fragrance-containing cleansers added for first time
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The EPA has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List including, for the first time, 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products.

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Weekly news round-up

Chemical safety advocates lose a Senate supporter
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A new killer virus, Chinese poultry plant workers die in a fire and a final rule for workplace wellness programs are among this week’s EHS-related stories as featured on

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Dow Lab Safety Academy promotes safety mindset in future chemical workforce

Digital learning environment provides academic researchers with resources for laboratory safety
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Recently, at the Council for Chemical Research 2013 Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, among leaders from industry, academia and the National Labs, the Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) unveiled the beta version of the Dow Lab Safety Academy, a digital learning environment that shares Dow’s best-in-class industrial safety culture and practices in a quick and accessible format.

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Make way for Germany’s MAK

Maximum concentration values should be used at U.S. worksites
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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Six reasons why Germany’s MAK — Maximum Concentration Values in the Workplace — should be recognized and applied in U.S. worksites

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What to consider when labeling products for California Proposition 65

By Steve Stephenson
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In 1986, Michael Jordan set an NBA playoff record with 65 points in a game and the movie “Top Gun” premiered.

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Safety Storage, Inc.TM Features First Sustainability Control System For Storage of Organic Peroxides

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Safety StorageTMspecializes in custom pre-engineered hazardous material storage buildings requiring the use of refrigeration units for applications such as the storage of organic peroxides where temperature control is critical for the safety of personnel and employees. 

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What really makes a “Safety Can” safe?

What you don’t know might explode in your face
By Glen Carter
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It is evident from the number of accidents/fires occurring each year in our workplaces, and even in our homes, that we have a long way to go in our basic safety training about the hazards of flammable and combustible liquids.

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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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2014 September

ISHN'S September issue features a series of essay on thought leadership. Get expert advice on self-motivation, compliance and more!

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

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2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.