Hazard Communication Standard

By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000011623330_MediumThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently released a draft Guidance on Data Evaluation for Weight of Evidence Determination: Application to the 2012 Hazard Communication Standard.

We had previously blogged about OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), including an Enforcement Guidance,  and a Directive
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By Brent I. Clark, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000060649768MediumOSHA has just announced a compliance Directive on “Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard,” CPL 02-02-079 (July 9, 2015).

We had previously blogged that June 1, 2015 was the deadline for compliance with the all new hazardous communication (HazCom) standard (29 CFR section 1910.1200) (HCS 2012)
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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

In an illustration of how widely OSHA will be looking at industries that use highly hazardous chemicals, OSHA’s Omaha Area Director recently announced that a Local Emphasis Program will include health inspections at funeral homes, chemical and product manufacturing plants, printing facilities, and outpatient care centers. See, for instance, Appendix A.
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By Brent I. Clark and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA has recently released a “Small Entity Compliance Guide for Employers That Use Hazardous Chemicals.” OSHA 3695-03 2014.

As we noted in an earlier blog, OSHA had in 2012 issued a more than 800-page Final Rule revising the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 C.F.R. 1910.1200.  The primary purpose
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The hospitality industry today is faced with an ever changing landscape of safety and health issues.

To help your business succeed in this ever changing landscape, please join James L. Curtis and Ilana R. Morady as they present an insightful webinar on the challenges faced by the hospitality industry and some of the strategies to employ when addressing safety and
Continue Reading Looking Ahead: What the Hospitality Industry Should Expect From OSHA in 2014