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Tier II Reporting Season Is Closing Quickly

Changes to Physical and Health Hazard Classifications
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Tier II reports detail materials stored on-site over a certain quantity threshold that a city, state, and/or federal agency has set. These reports typically include facility contact information, chemical name, storage information, and the hazards associated with each chemical.

Reports are due by March 1. Don’t wait until the last week of February to start, read Antea Group’s tips and get a jump-start on your Tier II report!

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The National Office for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Canada Adopts GHS for 2015

The Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) of
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The Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) of Canada has decided to improve on their 27 year old requirement by incorporating elements found in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification. The new WHMIS 2015 will be an improvement of the original WHMIS that has been unchanged since 1988. Waiting until the last minute to comply with this new regulation will increase your likelihood of fines and penalties.

Safety Culture: The Foundation of Building a Successful Safety Program

With state and federal regulations constantly evolving, companies are being more proactive with their Environmental Health & Safety programs.
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With state and federal regulations constantly evolving, companies are being more proactive with their Environmental Health & Safety programs. Safety culture should be at the forefront of any successful EH&S program fostering an attitude and priority to keep employees safe.  Even if you are in compliance with required regulations, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a good safety culture. Safety culture can be defined as a set of values, actions and commitment for the safety of employees and the public.

5 Things You Can Do to Promote Workplace Safety and Awareness

With the increasing number of hazardous chemical products being produced each year, employees all over the world are more likely to have a chemical exposure in the workplace.
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With the increasing number of hazardous chemical products being produced each year, employees all over the world are more likely to have a chemical exposure in the workplace. Are you an employer that requires employees to work with or around hazardous chemicals or materials? Having and maintaining a successful hazard communication plan is critical not only to the well-being of your employees, but also necessary to gain compliance with the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s requirements.

Preparing for Important GHS Compliance Deadlines

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Preparing for GHS Compliance Deadlines

Are you an employer that requires employees to work with or around hazardous chemicals or materials? Having and maintaining a successful chemical safety program is critical not only to the well-being of your employees, but also necessary to gain compliance with the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Since OSHA’s regulations are constantly changing and evolving, it is important to understand what your responsibility is to keep your workplace safe.

OSHA Aligns with GHS to Improve SDS

59 Days Before SDS Compliance
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Think you are compliant with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) updated Hazard Communication Standard? The June 1, 2015 deadline is fast approaching, which requires manufacturers to update their Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the new GHS standardized 16-section Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. Neglecting this regulatory requirement could result in a violation with steep fines and penalties. 

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OSHA SDS Deadline Affecting Industries Large and Small

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OSHA’s new required update from the old Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to the new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format has become a ticking-clock for producers and manufacturers. The new changes have to be in place before June 1, 2015, leaving companies with less than five months to collect and convert data, change SIC codes and more. 
 
Neil Brunetz and Michael Mallen explain why companies should care about the new requirements in their article, Has OSHA's Recent Shift Created The Most Complex Regulatory Requirements In History?, published on jdsupra.com. 

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Deadline

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The deadline for the transition from Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to the new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format appointed by OSHA, is here. In an effort to prepare companies, Deborah Grant narrows it down in the article, “7 Key Questions to Ask Before the 2015 GHS Deadline”, published on manufacturing.net.

Reserve Your Spot to Meet the Safety Data Sheet Conversion Deadline

Act Now to Be Compliant, Meet the Safety Data Sheet Conversion Deadline Webinar
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Safety Data Sheets are already being produced by some manufacturers and many organizations are not aware and/or have not started acquiring the new SDS, which makes them at risk of being out of compliance if they do not have this readily available to their employees. Dont miss out on our "Act Now to Be Compliant, Meet the Safety Data Sheet Conversion Deadline" Webinar on November 12th @ 10 am PST. 

MSDS to SDS: Know What To Do and How To Do It

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Compliance and conversion from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) policy can be a difficult and time consuming task for any company involved in production and manufacturing. As June 2015 comes closer, so does the deadline for all industries that handle any form of chemical within their products, to transfer over from MSDS to SDS regulatory standards. What companies have to understand is that the compliance needs to be completed and in full operating order by June 2015.

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