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Archive for 2012

OSHA Hazard Communication Update

August 24, 2012 | Uncategorized

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued an updated Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) that is aligned with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Changes to the standard include revised definitions, additional label elements and standardization of Safety Data Sheets. Employees must be trained on the new label elements and the […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2012

May 31, 2012 | Uncategorized

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center has kicked off hurricane season with Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 27th to June 2nd.  Among the features of the week is an instructional video series consisting of brief videos focused on hurricane hazards, the forecast process, preparing a plan and taking action.  New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is also taking […]