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August 2015 Tips from the Trainers

The 411 on GHS

An overview of federal deadlines and guidelines

Under revisions to the HCS—an OSHA regulation designed to ensure that employees know the risks and identities of chemicals they encounter in the workplace—manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers all have responsibilities.

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July 2014 Feature 3

The GHS Challenge

The Renewable Cleaning response .

GHS is a United Nations effort to help the world consistently identify and handle hazardous chemicals to protect people and the environment across borders.

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A Guide To Greener Schools

One group put together a publication to promote safer buildings.

For facility managers in the education market, it can be hard to know which "green" or "sustainable" practices will actually help reduce costs.

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January 2014 Feature 5

Following Up On GHS — What’s Next?

The worker training deadline for GHS has passed, but more changes lie ahead.

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.

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January 2014 Feature 1

Taking The Risk Out Of Cleaning

For approximately 2.5 million workers in the U.S., cleaning is a dangerous profession.

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.

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December 2013 Feature 2

A Proactive Approach To Emergency Cleanup

Preparation and safety steps can help businesses, offices, schools and other facilities recover faster.

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.

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November 2013 Feature 7

GHS — The Right To Understand

The new global standard aims to eliminate inconsistencies and inaccuracies on product labels.

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.

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