Although nobody can say for certain when the next revision to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard will take place, the agency hosted a meeting in November to gather stakeholder feedback on efforts to align the standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. …read more From:: NSC Hazcom/GHS
Washington – OSHA has scheduled an informal public meeting to discuss potential updates to its Hazard Communication Standard. The meeting is set to take place Nov. 16 at the Mine Safety and Health Administration headquarters in Arlington, VA. …read more From:: NSC Hazcom/GHS
Washington – OSHA and Health Canada have developed a work plan intended to align U.S. and Canadian requirements for classifying and sharing information about work-related chemical hazards. …read more From:: NSC Hazcom/GHS
Environmental Health Specialist Recruitment Interested in keeping Orange County safe from foodborne illness and other hazardous materials? The County of Orange is conducting a recruitment on a continuous basis for Environmental Health Specialists. Environmental Health Specialists are responsible for enforcing environmental health laws and regulations by inspecting and investigating facilities throughout Orange County.
The White House fiscal year 2017 budget request seeks to eliminate funding for 18 NIOSH Education and Research Centers as well as the NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program, claiming the programs have outlived their usefulness. But supporters of the program are speaking out. …read more From:: NSC Washington Update
Almost every OSHA rule is reviewed by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget before being promulgated. Why do those reviews often take so much longer than the 90 days they are supposed to take? …read more From:: NSC Washington Update
Newsline No.: 2016-45 Date: April 21, 2016 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries Oakland—The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports the number of Californians who died on the job decreased in 2014. A review of the past ten years indicates that workplace fatalities remain below the average rate of fatalities prior to
ASSEMBLYWOMAN YOUNG KIM CONTACT: Bryan Shroyer, (916) 319-2065 Assemblywoman Young Kim Invites the Community to a Disaster Preparedness Fair in Buena Park BUENA PARK- Assemblywoman Young Kim (R – Fullerton) invites the community to attend a free disaster preparedness fair on Saturday, April 2 at the Walter D. Ehlers Event Center – Liberty Hall in Buena Park.
OSHA goes into an unusual amount of detail as it seeks to justify its direction and agenda in its final budget request of President Barack Obama’s administration. …read more From:: NSC Washington Update
Washington – OSHA has extended, to May 2, the deadline to submit comments on the agency’s draft document on using the “weight of evidence” approach to classifying hazardous chemicals. …read more From:: NSC Hazcom/GHS
Washington – Employers can now meet hazard communication requirements for both the United States and Canada with a single label and Safety Data Sheet, safety officials from the two countries said during a March 3 webinar. …read more From:: NSC Hazcom/GHS
In a recent congressional subcommittee hearing, lawmakers once again debated the effect of regulation on the economy. But is pitting regulation against economic growth a “false choice,” as one lawmaker suggests? …read more From:: NSC Washington Update