Tag: Safety

Sarah Carty Becomes an Associate Safety Professional

Sarah Carty, ASP, has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification.  This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health and, environmental (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination. Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must […]

Local Limits: Collection System Concerns

In a series of blog entries on Local Limits, this month’s blog entry focuses on Collection System concerns that must be taken in to account while developing or evaluating local limits. To meet requirements of 40 CFR 403.5 (b) and to address about the collection systems, including the health and safety of workers at treatment […]

Important Upcoming Dates for GHS Compliance

The 2012 Hazardous Communication final rule became effective in March of 2012. These changes to the hazardous communication standard aligned it with the United Nations global chemical labeling system. Several U.S. regulatory agencies and other countries have different requirements for hazard definitions and for what is to be included on labels and SDS’s. In order […]

Safely “Deck the Halls”

It’s Holiday decorating time once again. It is estimated this year Americans will spend six billion dollars on Christmas decorations alone according to the Nation Retail Federation.  If you have decorated or are planning to decorate for the holidays this year, please take a moment to review some of these Holiday Decoration Safety tips published […]

Combustible Dust Continues to be Misunderstood and Poorly Managed

By: Patricia A. Mason, P.E. This week a dust explosion at a grain handling plant in Flagstaff, Arizona injured four American workers.  This follows last month’s explosion at a car parts factory in China which killed 75 people.  The hazards of combustible dust continue to be a serious threat and continue to be poorly understood […]