Archive for the ‘Hazardous Materials’ Category

OSHA Adopts GHS Affecting MSDS

August 1st, 2012 Comments off

OSHA has adopted GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. On March 20, 2012, OSHA Director Dr. David Michaels announced the revision to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), labeled as ‘HazCom 2012’. He explained the intent of the HazCom 2012 is that employees not only have the “Right to Know” what chemical hazards they were exposed to, but also have now the “Right to Understand.” Read more…

K&A Seminar – Introduction To Hazardous Materials

January 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Klausbruckner & Associates is announcing the seminar “Introduction To Hazardous Materials” for March 22nd 2012 in Riverside, California. The material presented in the seminar is targeted towards Fire and Building Inspectors and Plan Checkers. Read more…

Advances in Dust Explosion Risk Assessment

August 15th, 2011 Comments off

Recent dust explosion accidents and their aftermath highlighted a renewed need to focus on a better understanding of the methods used in preventing these incidents. A two-phase study was commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation of NFPA to develop and verify a more accurate methodology to assess dust explosion hazards while resolving the controversies associated with the current standards. Part I of this study has now been completed Read more…

Impact Of GHS On Chemical Classification

December 1st, 2010 Comments off

The Globally Harmonized Hazard Communication System (GHS) is in the process of being adopted by the US. Compliance with the new provisions will impact content and format of MSDS’es. Do you understand the changes and how they may impact your business? Read more…

CANADA – What is the WHMIS Classification Checklist?

January 16th, 2009 Comments off

When authoring a WHMIS MSDS the WHMIS Classification Checklist is an essential part of the classification process of a chemical product. All chemical products sold or used in the Canadian workplace are regulated under WHMIS and for this reason must have the proper WHMIS classifications.  The WHMIS Checklist provides the 6 WHMIS classes along with the requirements for each class and the 8 associated WHMIS symbols. Read more…

HazMat 2007 Conference in Sydney, Australia

May 25th, 2007 Comments off

Klausbruckner & Associates attended the HazMat 2007 conference in Sydney, NSW, which was sponsored by the FPAA. The presented program had two key focuses, (1) international and Australian chemical management, and (2) dangerous goods, emergency response, and contaminated sites. The speakers discussed the various new rules imposed by the change to the GHS criteria, as well as potential cost effective ways of transitioning to these new standards. Considerable review was given to which parts of the GHS criteria should be implemented immediately and what this will mean for exports to European countries which are in process of adopting certain parts of the GHS. The timetable in transitioning to the new rules has become crucial for Australian businesses and an overview was given in order to decide on which areas should make the transition now. Read more…