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EHS Managers are typically on the move within sites, across departments and often across multiple site locations. Being able to manage chemical safety on the go wherever your location is a must. In addition, all staff either in the office or out in the field need key chemical information with them at all times to ensure they are empowered to make safe choices in relation to chemical safety.

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Office Work Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of the worker. Poor worksite design leads to fatigued, frustrated and hurting workers. This rarely leads to the most productive worker.

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Chemical Safety Concerns Everyone – make sure your business continues with the right tools!

Chemical and occupational safety legislation imposes on operators a number of obligations to protect people and the environment from hazardous chemicals - regardless of the scale of their activities.

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Forklift truck safety

Staff who are responsible for training forklift truck drivers have an important duty to ensure they stay safe. In much the same way, an employer has a duty to make sure supervisors are properly trained and competent if they are to protect their employees from the dangers associated with operating forklift trucks.

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Stress in the workplace

Stress in the workplace is on the rise, as demands, deadlines, environment, relationships and review all take their toll. Unfortunately, it is this very normalisation of the issue that introduces this slippery slope; both employees and the workplace as a whole can (and will) face serious consequences by failing to acknowledge the dangers of relentless pressure.

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The effects of exposure to chemicals

Here are some terms that explain the health effects of exposure to chemicals.

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Recognizing Hidden Dangers: Steps to a safer office

It's fairly obvious that safety and health hazards can exist on worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, where employees often are required to engage in strenuous manual labor. A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled

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Occupational Illnesses

There are two main occupational illnesses which have been notified by the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland as common diseases caused by a variety of chemical substances found in workplaces across the county...

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11 Tips for Effective Workplace Housekeeping

To some people, the word “housekeeping” calls to mind cleaning floors and surfaces, removing dust, and organizing clutter.

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The Five Step Guide to Risk Assessment

“a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm….”

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Reporting near misses

A fact sheet from OSHA and the National Safety Council defines a near miss as an “unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage – but had the potential to do so.” The fact sheet stresses that although near misses cause no immediate harm, they can precede events in which a loss or injury could occur...

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WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote and protect employees through safe and healthy work practices. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003...

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Important: A brand new era for Safety

We are pleased to announce a fundamental transformation that has been in development for over 2 years and we are finally ready to share the great news with all our valued customers. In our most exciting period in our 15-year history we are delighted to announce that our company name will change from DCM Compliance to EcoOnline with immediate effect.

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SDS Hazard Identification

The majority of companies who buy/use chemicals will understand their legislative requirements with regards to obtaining and retaining a safety data sheet for those products. However, large quantities of companies do not understand what they should do with the information provided in the SDSs they have sourced...

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CLP Labelling

Since the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation back in 2009 there have been a significant number of changes required for implementation by companies. These changes have been gradually enforced with the aid of two deadlines in 2010 and 2015...

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OSHA Violations

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a list of the most noted safety and health violations in the US. At the annual National Safety Council Congress and Expo. In 2018, OSHA announced the top 10 most cited violations for the year 2017...

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EU Chemical Compliance

In order to determine the effectiveness of the varied chemical legislation introduced in the EU, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) developed the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement (Forum)...

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Chemdoc Reporting

We take key information off the Safety Data Sheets and add it to our database. We pull information from Section 2 and add it to the database, (i.e. full GHS classification pictograms, hazard and precautionary statements) Full list of ingredient substances from section 3...

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Identifying Chemical Hazards

One of the main issues we have identified in workplaces is an inability to identify or recognise hazards associated with chemicals. This may be due to a lack of training on hazards in the workplace or a poor health and safety culture...

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Substances of very High Concern

On 15 January 2018 – the European Chemicals Agency added 7 chemical substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorisation.

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Regulations

Safety data sheets (SDS’s) provide critical information on chemicals, describing the hazards they present, and give information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case an accident or incident occurs.

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What is GHS?

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, or simply the Global Harmonizing System (GHS), is the United Nation’s system of standardisation and harmonisation of chemical labelling and classification on a global level.

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Chemical Safety Training

Chemicals play a large part in our everyday lives today. Everything from cleaning products in our homes to industrial chemicals in our workplaces contain potentially hazardous ingredients with the possibility of causing harm to users...

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Optimize Your Safety Data Sheet Management

Supplier (SDS) safety data sheet Management or as it was previously known (MSDS) Material safety data sheet management is an onerous task and one that can be very difficult to complete successfully if the correct systems are not in place...

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Best Practice For Authoring COSHH Assessments

One of the cornerstones of a good COSHH management program, is deciding who in the organisation will be responsible for authoring the assessments. Below we have detailed 4 different options for deciding this and outlined the pros & cons of each.

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Pain Points

Typically, Health and safety personnel are on the ground and often have very limited time at their desk. Chemical safety management requires persistence and often involves a lot of document management...

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Are you REACH ready?

The final countdown for REACH is looming. Make sure you are aware of your obligations. For more information contact ECHA for support on this pressing topic.

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Proposition 65

The Proposition 65 list started as an initiative in 1986 to address concerns on toxic chemicals in California in the USA. The list is a very good indicator for products that may be listed as substances of high concern in Europe...

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Data Collection

Before using EcoOnline, companies spent a lot of time and resources constantly checking, rechecking and reviewing safety data sheets or as they were once called MSDS for information. EcoOnline has taken the manual process away from your staff and our managed service ensures all your SDS data is accurate and easily accessible when you need it most.

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