Monthly Archives: July 2016

25 07, 2016

OSHA Fines to Increase 78% to Match Inflation

By |July 25th, 2016|OSHA, Workplace safety|0 Comments

OSHA set their current fines back in 1990, and haven’t changed them since. This is a problem, since the prices of goods and services tend to increase over time, leading to a decrease in the [...]

22 07, 2016

Four Steps to Surviving a Chemical Spill

By |July 22nd, 2016|Incident, OSHA, Safety, Waste Management, Workplace safety|0 Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control, unplanned chemical releases kill about 40 Americans every year, and injure around 6,500. A chemical spill may release toxic or otherwise hazardous materials into the environment, endangering both [...]

21 07, 2016

Predicting Accidents with Data

By |July 21st, 2016|Incident Tracking, Near Miss Incidents, Safety, Safety Software|0 Comments

What causes a workplace to be unsafe? Equipment failure, miscommunication, and procedural shortcomings are all possible reasons for lapses in safety. But these aren’t the core reasons, really. When you look at it on the [...]

13 07, 2016

Guidelines for Electronic SDS Management

By |July 13th, 2016|GHS, HazCom, SDS software|0 Comments

Since at least 1989, OSHA has allowed employers to use electronic SDS management systems to fulfill their HazCom obligations. This is great, since electronic systems are generally a lot more convenient and intuitive than a [...]

11 07, 2016

New PHMSA Rule May Affect GHS Compliance

By |July 11th, 2016|Chemical Regulation, GHS Labeling, HazCom|0 Comments

A new rule went into effect last week that changed some guidelines for American SDS. If you don’t amend your SDS to take these changes into account, you might find yourself out of compliance. The [...]