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Safety Tip Tuesdays – Lab Safety Training

Annual safety training sessions often cover responding to emergencies, chemical safety, biosafety, and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.  While there is no way to circumvent annual refresher training requirements, there are ways to gain people’s attention rather than blank stares.

Safety Tip Tuesdays – EPCRA Summary

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), was developed to provide communities with important information about the hazardous substances in use at companies so they can plan for possible emergencies involving them.  EPCRA is also known as SARA (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act) Title III. 

Safety Tip Tuesdays – Spill Response

Do you know who to call if you are involved with a spill?  How to determine if the spill is controlled or uncontrolled?  Do you know what measures to take to handle a controlled or uncontrolled spill scenario?

October 29, 2013: First Responder Operations Level (FROL) Training

We’re offering a one-day training in house that provides certification to the First Responder Operations Level (FROL). This course provides a regulatory review, discusses hazard and risk assessment, and provides spill response guidance that can be taken by those individuals with this level of certification.

Hazardous Materials Processing Regulation

The Hazardous Material Process or Processing Regulation, 527 CMR 33.00, came into effect on February 3, 2012, and was developed to improve communication between facilities that handle hazardous materials and local fire departments. This regulation applies to “a process which involves or produces a Hazardous Material which occurs in a vessel.”

Globally Harmonized System

OSHA has amended the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200, to be aligned with The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in an effort to enhance both employer and worker comprehension of hazards.

Company Outing – Family Fun at Kimball Farms

It’s that time of year again, where the mornings are getting cooler and the kids are about to go back to school…Yup, the summer is winding down. A week ago we celebrated with co-workers and family members alike at Kimball Farms in Westford, MA and it couldn’t have been a more perfect summer day – warm, sun shining, a bit breezy.