Information about chemicals & hazardous materials compliance
As a user, generator, manufacturer, or importer of chemicals and hazardous materials, facilities must understand the chemical regulations which may impact the site. Understanding the regulatory requirements allows facilities to fully comply with chemical and hazardous material regulations to mitigate the chemical hazards and legal liabilities. Both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have created chemical regulations to improve chemical safety.
How can I comply with chemical regulations?
The first step to complying with chemical regulations is to identify the industrial activities occurring on site and the quantities and types of chemicals and hazardous materials located in the workplace. Identifying the types and quantities of chemicals on site permits you to conduct a chemical risk assessment of your operations. You may conduct this yourself, or choose to hire outside professionals to ensure that you have fully considered all risks. The chemical inventory also helps to identify applicable chemical regulations. Creating a legal register containing all of your applicable legal requirements is essential to maintaining your with the law. Identifying the applicable regulations simplifies your task, as you can spend your time addressing what is relevant.
Why is it important to monitor regulatory changes?
The chemical regulations encompass many statutes and are constantly evolving. Regulatory monitoring ensures that your facilities are always in compliance with the latest regulations and avoid EPA and OSHA citations.
How can Red-on-line help me comply with my chemical regulations?
Red-on-line’s customised EHS legal registers contain only the information you need to comply with EPA and OSHA regulations. Once you have your customized legal register, you can review the applicable regulations and implement any practices that are required by the law and by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals (GHS).
Once you have your legal register, Red-on-line sends you customized newsletters that alert you to any regulatory changes as they develop, so you won’t be surprised by new regulations. Our legal experts are also available to help you understand your requirements and ensure your site minimizes its regulatory risk.
Red-on-line operates globally and allows you to track your regulatory compliance throughout your operations so that you can rest assured that your company complies with its regulations, wherever you are located.
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What is the Environmental Protection Agency?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a federal agency tasked with creating and enforcing the nation’s environmental laws. Each state may have its own environmental agency that regulates the facilities in their jurisdictions.
What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency created to create and enforce occupational safety and health regulations. These regulations protect workers from workplace hazards. Some states have a state occupational safety and health agency which enforces the safety and health regulations in their jurisdictions.