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  • HazCom Training Basics

    For those wondering, “what is HazCom training?” it’s important to first understand what HazCom stands for. HazCom is short for Hazard Communication, and is a hazard communication standard (HCS) implemented by OSHA. As the name implies, it is a safety regulation that manages the examination of hazard communication pertaining to chemicals in the workplace. READ MORE...

  • WHMIS 2015 – Are you prepared?

    Introduction The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Canada’s hazard communication standard, came into effect on October 31, 1988. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs), and worker education programs. On February 11, 2015, the Government released final regulations, the Hazardous Products […] READ MORE...

  • OSHA Silica Regulations Results in 116 Violations in first 6 months

    OSHA’s newer and more stringent regulations regarding employee’s exposure to respirable crystalline silica officially went into effect on September 23, 2017.  The new silica regulations reduced the permissible exposure limit of the substance, which is found mostly in products containing sand (like concrete, mortar, and brick), from 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air down to 50 […] READ MORE...

  • Safety Data Sheets

    The Ultimate Guide to Safety Data Sheets

    Employer Responsibilities Employers must ensure that the SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace. This may be done in many ways. For example, employers may keep the SDSs in a binder or on computers. Using Online-SDS by KHA will ensure employees have immediate access to the information they need without leaving […] READ MORE...