Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Do you know what is in your chemicals

You must know what is in your chemicals to be sure you’re taking the necessary steps to keep your employees safe.

You must be sure you are compliant with all of the local, state, federal and international regulations with jurisdiction over your facility?

And when you think of the word ‘chemical’, are you only thinking about pure chemical substances such as mercury and salt? You must also include all of your products and blends that are comprised of chemicals. For example, paint is notorious for having blends of dozens of chemicals.

Hazard communication has never been more important to the health of your employees or your company. Today that means understanding the toxic nature of your chemical and product inventory at the ingredient level. If not properly understood, every chemical or chemical blend in your inventory has the potential to create safety and compliance issues. With the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification final rule just around the corner, employers must ensure proper training of employees is in place.

National Safety Compliance has several items to assist companies in complying with OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard. NSC has also provided a web site where you can preorder various compliance items to make sure you are in alignment with the new GHS.

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