EPA’s Risk Management Program: Does It Apply to Your Business?
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by Chemical Safety Software
2w ago
This month, we highlight another Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on facilities that store chemicals, particularly extremely hazardous ones. The Risk Management Program (RMP) was created from section 112(r) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment and required the EPA to set up guidelines for chemical safety at facilities with hazardous substances. The guidelines are ..read more
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TSCA: An Overview
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by Chemical Safety Software
1M ago
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, giving the EPA power to evaluate potential risks from chemical substances. In addition to reporting and recordkeeping requirements, the regulations created restrictions on the production, distribution, and disposal of potentially harmful chemicals. TSCA is the United States’ main law regarding the management of chemicals, although ..read more
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TRI Reporting: What You Need to Know
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by Chemical Safety Software
2M ago
TheEPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting program provides information on any industrial or federal facility that has chemical releases and is intended provide data to help in pollution prevention. Reporting is due by July 1 each year and references the previous year’s activities for each regulated facility. This data becomes publicly available so that it ..read more
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SARA Tier II Reports: March 1 Deadline Rapidly Approaching
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by Chemical Safety Software
4M ago
With March 1 right around the corner, it’s time to make sure your organization is prepared for the SARA Tier II reporting of hazardous chemicals. These Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submittals are required annually to make sure emergency responders have the information needed to respond safely to an incident. Known as SARA Tier II reports ..read more
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Chemical Safety: What’s in Store for 2024?
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by Chemical Safety Software
4M ago
As we are at the beginning of 2024, we at Chemical Safety Software want to ensure you are being provided with the necessary resources to help you comply with all things related to chemical management. We’ve created an overview of  federal regulations relating to chemical safety this month, and then we’ll go in depth on ..read more
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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
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by Chemical Safety Software
6M ago
You may have heard of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and wondered what it is and how it applies to your organization. GHS is a United Nations (UN) designed system to classify and label chemicals consistently worldwide. This is particularly important when chemicals are imported or exported, as differing ..read more
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Leveraging Tech for Your OSHA Hazardous Chemicals Inventory
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by Chemical Safety Software
7M ago
Creating a SARA Tier II report entails collecting information about the chemicals stored at your facility and updating your hazardous chemical inventory. Organizing this data isn’t only helpful for SARA requirements, though. It also helps ensure compliance with OSHA standards. OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, was created in 1970 to promote safer ..read more
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Begin the SARA Tier II Reporting Process Now
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by Chemical Safety Software
8M ago
Now is the time to begin preparing your organization's SARA Tier II hazardous chemical inventory report, due March 1, 2024 ..read more
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What is Sustainability?
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by Chemical Safety Software
9M ago
The word “sustainability” is becoming increasingly common. It is often used to attract a growing environmentally conscious population sector to products, resources, and practices adapting for an uncertain future. For a consumer, learning that a product is “sustainable” feels like validation they are making the right choice ..read more
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Leading Indicators Drive a Culture of Safety
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by Chemical Safety Software
10M ago
There has been a lot of conversation about leading and lagging indicators in driving a workplace culture of safety recently. Everyone has a handle on lagging indicators, but what about leading indicators? Lagging indicators track things that have already happened – an accident or incident, a near miss or first aid case. Many of these ..read more
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