OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that do have an odor. You can inhale carbon monoxide along with gases that you can smell and not know that CO is present. CO is a common industrial hazard resulting […]

OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard Requires Training to Reduce Threat of Hazardous Substances

The dumping of hazardous substances poses a significant environmental threat that can lead to serious safety and health problems.  Toxic, flammable or corrosive substances can cause fires, explosions and pollution of air, water and land. Hazardous substances must be properly treated, stored or disposed of to eliminate or greatly reduce potential harm to human and […]

Hazard Communication Program is Essential to Worker Safety

Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard to implement a hazard communication program. The program must include labels on containers of hazardous chemicals, safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals, and training for workers. Each employer must also describe in a written program how it will meet […]

Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials is Essential to Worker Safety

The safe storage of hazardous materials is essential to any workplace safety program in order to prevent injuries, fires and other hazardous conditions. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals they come in contact with through Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and appropriate labels.  Information about the identities and […]

Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013

OSHA hosts a free GHS (Globally Harmonized System) webinar OSHA will present a free webinar on the Globally Harmonized System titled “Hazard Communication 2012:  One Year of Implementation” from 10:00-11:30 Pacific Time on Thursday July 25, 2013. The webinar is designed to answer many of the questions that OSHA has received during the first year […]