Six Steps to an Effective HazCom Program

Safety Inspection Hazard communication standard

Keeping your employees and workplace safe from hazardous chemicals is the cornerstone of successful hazard communication. It’s not too difficult and it doesn’t need to be costly to implement an effective HazCom program, but it does require forethought and planning. These six steps provide a solid basis on which you can plan your own HazCom program implementation. 1. Learn OSHA’s standards The first step to preparing an effective HazCom program is understanding and complying with …

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GHS Hazard Classifications & Categories

ghs classification for isopropyl alcohol

A main purpose of the new GHS is to standardize the types of chemical hazards that exist and the way entities in the chemical industry classify chemicals that have those hazards. Prior to GHS, the same chemical could be classified differently in different countries and industries, resulting in confusing standards. To that end, the GHS names three main hazard groups: physical, health, and environmental. –Physical hazards: The chemicals and substances in this class pose a …

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