GHS is a United Nations effort to help the world consistently identify and handle hazardous chemicals to protect people and the environment across borders.
Beginning July 30, ISSA will host a two-part webinar series on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012).
Linda Chipperfield, vice president of marketing & communications, discusses steps for instituting a sustainability program as well as new green technologies.
For facility managers in the education market, it can be hard to know which "green" or "sustainable" practices will actually help reduce costs.
The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling, listing and classifying chemical hazards was developed by the United Nations with input from many countries, including the U.S.
Although the industry is deeply involved at the moment in discussions about “cleaning for health,” these conversations tend to address the needs of everyone except the cleaning workers actually performing these tasks.
Cleaning and restoration crews will be some of the first to start dealing with the aftermath of a storm, and their level of preparation can have a significant impact on the cleanup efforts.
In December 2013, a big change is coming to the way warning and hazard labels and related materials are displayed on scores of different products including professional cleaning products.
In the grand scheme of history, cleaning and maintenance tasks are still in their infancy; just 100 years ago, the safe removal of dirt from a building required manual sweepers and impractical machines that sometimes needed gas or oil.
Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.