May 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Society urges GHS compliance

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has been preparing health, safety and environment (HSE) professionals for major compliance changes that are required by the United Nations’ (UN..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has been preparing health, safety and environment (HSE) professionals for major compliance changes that are required by the United Nations’ (UN’s) Globally Harmonized System (GHS). GHS, a consistent way to globally communicate chemical hazard information, was adopted by the UN in 1992 and by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on March 20, 2012. The US Federal Register published the final rule on March 26, with the effective date coming 60 days after the date of publication. Companies that work with chemicals are expected to have trained their employees on how to read the new material safety data sheets (MSDS) and

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