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OSHA, EPA Mull Changes to GHS

The backstory The Global Harmonization System (GHS) was implemented in the United States through the introduction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (OSHA HCS 2012), which entered into force in 2015. Since then, it has become clear that this so-called “harmonization” scheme isn’t so harmonized…
Anna Kasson
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Are You at Risk of Being Targeted by OSHA?

Categories of Inspections Does OSHA target specific industries? The answer is yes and no. Inspections fall into two categories: Programmed and Unprogrammed. Programmed inspections are done in high risk industries (like chemical processing) or when they want to focus on specific hazards like combustible dust. But, as a percent of…
Anna Kasson
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5 Myths About OSHA Compliance Officers

The Occupational Safety and Health Act passed in 1970 sets certain standards for employers to keep their work environments safe for employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is in charge of enforcing the standards of OSHA. While OSHA has done a good job reducing the number of work-related injury…
Anna Kasson