With the deadlines for “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) label compliance now past for chemical manufacturers, distributors, and end users, OSHA has some stiff fines planned for those not yet with the program.
An effective HAZCOM program depends on the credibility of management's involvement in the program; inclusion of employees in safety and health decisions; rigorous worksite analysis to identify hazards and potential hazards, including those which could result from a change in worksite conditions or practices; stringent prevention and control measures; and thorough training.
The identity of each chemical, and all relevant information concerning the potential hazards of each material, must be clearly posted, and employees who work with workplace chemicals must be trained to interpret chemical labels
VAC-U-MAX proudly announces exhibition at the 31st edition of IMTS 2016 (International Manufacturing and Technology Show) that will be held September 12-17, 2016 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, Booth NC-646. VAC-U-MAX will be exhibiting the latest advancements in industrial vacuum cleaning for high volume recovery of various materials including liquids, liquids with solid materials such as metal chips and shavings, swarf, steel shot / grit, and various other metalworking and finishing debris; for applications including emptying machine tool sumps, machine tool beds, oil/water separation, abrasive finishing equipment or any application requiring the quick and efficient clean-up of parts washers, rinse tanks, or liquid spills.
When OSHA inspectors entered a New Jersey chemical facility Feb. 6 as part of the agency's national emphasis program for chemical facilities, they had no idea they’d find workers exposed to a substance capable of causing a host of hazards, from fire to liver damage.