Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection

August 21st, 2012 Comments off

On June 27 the Research Foundation and NFPA’s international operations department presented a seminar on research to address high challenge storage protection for aerosols, lithium batteries, flammable and combustible liquids, automated storage and retrieval systems, and others. 110 attendees from 17 nations attended this event in Paris, France to explore the latest global research and emerging trends on storage protection. 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…

ICC Goes International in Abu Dhabi

August 17th, 2010 Comments off

ICC Global Abu DhabiICC is expanding the reach of its codes into Abu Dhabi. The new building code regulations are to be launched at the beginning of the year 2011. In order to facilitate a successful introduction and to speed up the adoption process, experts from the International Code Council (ICC) set up workshops in August of this year in Abu Dhabi to review and teach ICC fire and building codes with local construction industries and stakeholders. 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…

Fire Protection in Australia (Conference Notes)

November 24th, 2007 Comments off

Fire Protection Conference Perth Western Australia

Klausbruckner & Associates attended the annual FPAA Fire Australia 2007 conference in Perth, WA. The theme of this year’s conference was “Fire Protection and the Environment – Planning a Sustainable Future,” which covered green sustainable building materials and methods, and their relevance to the fire protection industry.

The presentations reflected the interests of the audience, ranging from the benefits of controlled burns and urban wildland interface fires to alternative and innovative methods of modernizing existing high-rise buildings without the need for a full building demolition. 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…