Tag: hazcom

Materials Handling Training Throughout the Facility

Safely managing hazardous materials isn’t just a series of tasks for the crew at the receiving dock to complete. Recognizing every area where hazardous materials are handled, stored, used, transported and collected is the first step in creating trainings that minimize risk and promote safe work practices throughout the facility. Just as technicians in a…

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OSHA Issues Rule to Revise Beryllium Regulations

A new rule issued by OSHA lowers the allowed levels of a chemical that can cause devastating lung diseases. The final beryllium rule reduces the eight-hour permissible exposure limit from the previous 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³) to 0.2 µg/m³. The rule also establishes a short-term exposure limit of 2.0 µg/m³ over a 15-minute…

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Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ List of Cited Violations

Anaheim, CA – For the sixth year in a row, Fall Protection (1926.501) is the most frequently cited OSHA standard, the agency and Safety+Health magazine announced Tuesday at the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, and Tom Musick, associate editor for S+H, presented the preliminary data…

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GHS Infographic: What is GHS in Hazard Communication?

This GHS infographic breaks down the changes that can be expected from an MSDS to a GHS transition. Transitioning to a Globally Harmonized System ensures that chemical communication is can be universally recognized using Safety Data Sheets, chemical labels, and pictograms. According to OSHA, Hazard communication is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment,…

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Lack of maintenance, poor communication fouled water for 300,000

Improper spill prevention, lack of maintenance: What can go wrong when an aboveground tank used to store harmful chemicals isn’t inspected for 10 years? Drinking water for 300,000 people can be contaminated, and hundreds end up seeking care for maladies ranging from rashes to nausea. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) final report into the…

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Feds, State of New Mexico Announce $143 Million Price Tag for Mine Cleanup

The Department of Justice (DOJ), EPA and the state of New Mexico have reached a settlement with Chevron Mining Inc. (CMI) requiring $143 million in cleanup work at the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site near Questa, N.M. As part of the settlement, the company will perform a pilot project to cover about 275 acres of…

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ABIH: Workers Need To Be Protected Against Asphalt Fumes

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene is reminding safety professionals and managers to limit worker exposure to asphalt fumes. More than 500,000 workers are exposed to asphalt fumes, according to OSHA. Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is found in natural deposits or can be obtained by refining crude oil. Exposure to asphalt fumes can cause serious…

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HAZCOM (GHS) Pictogram Labels – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the image. Learn more. Image Description: Descending GHS labels displaying proper HAZCOM as described OSHA new standards.     Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to www.atlantictraining.com/blog…

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HAZCOM (GHS) Label Chart – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the image. Learn more. Image Description: The GHS labels in chart form containing HazMat and displaying proper hazard communication.     Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution…

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GHS HAZCOM Labeled Barrels – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the image. Learn more. Image Description: Three blue GHS labeled barrels containing HazMat and displaying proper hazard communication. The barrels are propped up on a wooden pallet.     Share…

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