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Environmental Health & Safety

Asbestos Exposure Risks & OSHA

By Nabila Al Hasan, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. Asbestos is an electrical insulator and highly heat resistant which makes it an excellent component for insulation and fire-retardant materials. For these reasons, it was used in the manufacturing of building construction materials for many years.…
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COVID-19: Mask Use and OSHA’s Role

By Mary Jones, Manager of Implementation & Delivery, and Veronica Marrero, Regulatory Compliance Specialist The Data COVID-19 appears to primarily be spread through respiratory droplets and aerosols. In non-medical or occupational environments, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend wearing cloth masks…

GSM Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Global Safety Management (GSM), a leading provider of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) software and services, has named Richard Nicholas Sr. to be GSM’s new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Derek Apanovitch in the role. Mr. Nicholas’ appointment is the latest step in GSM’s long-term strategic plan to scale the business…

SDS & Jurisdictions: What You Need to Know

Hazard and compliance regulations can get complicated – fast. Here’s what we mean: While there is a Globally Harmonized System (GHS), not everyone uses it when authoring SDSs. Some jurisdictions have their own regulations, and others pick and choose aspects from GHS to incorporate into their respective systems. See? Below,…
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Updates to the GHS in South Korea

By Johnny Andon, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager New Requirements in South Korea South Korea has updated their GHS regulation MoEL 2016-19 to the new MoEL Notice No. 2020-130 which entered into force on January 16, 2021. Primarily, these changes affect the process of claiming CBI for products and also introduce…
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Industrial Lubricant Hazards & Safety Tips

By Nabila Al Hasan, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Lubricant Uses & Properties Lubricant is a fluid designed to reduce friction between two moving surfaces. Different types of lubricants include mineral oil, synthetic oil, aqueous lubricant, and bio-lubricant. They are used for a myriad of purposes in household, medical and industrial settings.…