In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed guidelines that would align its Hazard Communication Standard with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The new standard requires manufacturers, distributors and other companies handling hazardous chemicals to replace their existing material safety data sheets (MSDS) […]

Despite modern technology and recent advances, environmental health and safety (EH&S) remains a hot topic. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Board of Regents recently awarded Ohio State University $578,000 to fund research looking into ways to improve workplace safety. It’s an issue that spans multiple industries. I worked […]

In 2013, the U.S. Postal Service processed approximately 158.4 billion pieces of mail! Delivering this amount of mail takes effective organizational skills. For the U.S. Postal Service, the secret lies within the standardization of the postal code. The U.S. postal code system consists of a certain number of fields that […]

Do you feel safe at work? Although some scientists in the chemical manufacturing industry would probably answer in the affirmative, the facts paint a different picture. According to statistics, approximately 5,300 injuries occurred within this industry in 2012. These injuries included sprains, strains, fractures, chemical inhalation, burns and many others. […]