Reviewing the OSHA advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) creates quite a concern. For example, "For the purposes of this notice, the term "combustible dust" includes all combustible particulate solids of any size, shape, or chemical composition that could present a fire or deflagration hazard when suspended in air or other oxidizing medium"
Added by John Astad on November 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
So far, in part 1 we looked at what the GHS was and why OSHA adopted it. Then, in part 2 we looked at the timeline for implementation as well as what the major changes involved are. Today, in our final post on the GHS we are…Continue
Yesterday we defined the GHS and explained why OSHA decided to adopt it in Understanding GHS (Part 1). Today we are going to look at the timeline for phasing in GHS as well as understanding what the major changes are going to be.
GHS phase-in timeline
Added by Safetyguy08 on April 13, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments
Whether you're aware of it or not, the way we categorize and label our chemicals is changing. By June 1, 2015 all labels and material safety data sheets (SDS) will have been updated to reflect this change. This change is known as the GHS and we are going to spend the next few days breaking it down for you and hopefully making it simple enough to understand and comply with.
Added by Safetyguy08 on April 12, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments
A safety instructor in Britain was caught on film demonstrating a ladder safety system. The ladder system worked great… only problem is the ladder itself hadn't been properly secured.
Have a look at the YouTube video entitled Instructor falls off ladder. The instructor, Paul Cavanagh was suspended when the video was released.…
Added by Safetyguy08 on November 11, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments
Press Release/October 2011:
The Professional Keratin Smoothing Council (Cadiveu, Keratin Complex, Marcia Teixeira, SalonTech, & Aerovex Systems) recommends that appropriate salon ventilation is being used for keratin hair smoothing treatments. Salons that are not equipped with the appropriate salon ventilation should NOT provide these services until this situation is corrected. …Continue
Added by Bonnie Duerst on October 26, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Fire Departments, Police, Forensics, Forestry, SWAT, etc… all have their own specific and distinct jobs and functions. Most of the time they don't work together. There are times, however, when various agencies and departments have to join forces. These are the times when it's important that everyone know who's in charge and who answers to whom. This interdepartmental chain of command must be worked out ahead of time. The scene of an incident is not the time to be trying to figure it all…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 24, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments
I have, over the years, helped several companies pick out and purchase a horizontal fall protection system. Whether we are talking about a flat roof that maintenance workers are going to occasionally have to access or I-beams on construction sites, horizontal systems become a viable way to tie-off workers, especially when you're at the top and there is nothing more overhead to tie-off to.…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on February 24, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
A major problem in the USA following combustible dust related fires in the manufacturing, non-manufacturing, and utility sectors is that these fires are not being properly reported in the National Fire Incident Reporting System 5.0 (NFIRS). The primary issue in this voluntary reporting system is there are no data elements specifically identifying manufacturing process conditions (equipment) involved in ignition of combustible dust. If…Continue
In case you aren't familiar with it GHS stands for Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. What we are essentially talking about here is a standardization of all MSDS sheets, not only nationally (within the US) but internationally as well. This means that if I produce anything that has an MSDS sheet associated with it I'm going to have to redo that MSDS sheet (as well as the labels that go on all the products) to conform to the new GHS standard.