Archive for: June, 2013

Less than six months to meet new OSHA GHS guidelines

By: June 27th, 2013 Email This Post Print This Post

There’s less than six months to go to meet the new OSHA hazard labeling requirements. By December, all workplaces need to train their employees on the new SDS labels. See the article below:

Less than six months to meet new OSHA GHS guidelines

OSHA signs memo of understanding with Canada to implement GHS system

By: June 21st, 2013 Email This Post Print This Post

OSHA on Wednesday signed a document with its Canadian counterpart that allows the two countries to start collaborating on a globally-accepted hazard identification system.

See the full article below.

OSHA signs memo of understanding with Canada to implement GHS system

Survey finds 15 percent endoscopy scope improperly cleaned, contaminated

By: June 13th, 2013 Email This Post Print This Post

A study of five U.S. hospitals found three out of 20 reusable GI scopes were improperly cleaned, leaving behind bacteria and other potentially disease-causing matter. Some experts say the scopes – which are used to examine the colon during an endoscopy – should be replaced with disposable scopes. See the entire story below:

Survey finds 15 percent endoscopy scope improperly cleaned, contaminated

What employers need to know about heat-related illnesses

By: June 4th, 2013 Email This Post Print This Post

It’s that time of year when temperatures are surging. If your workers are outside in the heat and humidity, it’s a good idea to make sure they are protecting themselves. According to OSHA, 30 employees have died of heat stroke every year since 2003. Check out this article, and OSHA’s reminders of how to protect against heat-related illness:

What employers need to know about heat-related illnesses

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