GHS Labels: An Overview

The Globally Harmonized System is a universally agreed upon standard for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It has been fully adopted by OSHA, making it the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard since 2015. When the United Nations developed GHS, they developed a labeling system that had consistent elements and a defined format. There are many

A Guide to Facility Spill Kits

Spills are a presumed occurrence in most workplaces, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. Industrial spills create slipping hazards and depending on the substance, may pose a serious risk to human or environmental health. Prevention is the most effective solution for avoiding spills, but you should always be prepared for an emergency. You

GHS Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Previously called MSDS (material safety data sheets) under the old OSHA HazCom Standard, safety Data Sheets are a critical part of GHS and are designed to communicate complete information about a chemical or mixture and how to mitigate any issues with handling or storage. Before GHS, the requirements for MSDSs were confusing and not very

29 CFR 1910 – Lab Safety Standards : Training Requirements

Reviewing Lab Safety Standards When working in or managing any type of laboratory, you need to always have the best possible safety standards in place. Labs are typically filled with all sorts of hazardous chemicals and materials that can cause serious health and safety issues for those working in the area, and even those in