ICC’s Toni-Ann McLean is now a Registered Specialist!

Toni-Ann McLeanICC Compliance Center is thrilled to announce that Toni-Ann McLean, Regulatory Specialist has successfully completed the requirements for registration in the SDS and Label Authoring Registry Program. As such, Toni-Ann has demonstrated that she has the knowledge and skills to create SDS and labels, specifically relating the Globally Harmonized System. Toni-Ann will now be Registered Specialist , SDS and Label Authoring,# 206738. Toni-Ann took the exam while attending the Society for Hazard Communication semi-annual conference in Nashville in April.

The SDS and Label Authoring registry program recognizes chemical hazard communication and environmental health professionals who specialize in authoring safety data sheets (SDS) and labels. This registry program was developed through a partnership with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) to assure the recognition of competent professionals. To gain the Registered Specialist: SDS and Label Author credential, an individual must meet the established qualifications and must demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge defined by the program’s Body of Knowledge. This AIHA Registry Program is the first EHS Specialty Credential that provides recognition for individuals who have expertise in this area.

ICC Compliance Center offers services relating to SDS and labels for North America and Europe. Contact us for more details on how we can help.

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We’re Ready When OSHA Is!

ICC is ready for GHS

In January 2011, OSHA proposed that in August of this year, they would publish the final rule to align the current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The more recent DOL Spring semi-annual regulatory agenda released in June revisits the scheduling of the release of the HCS revision to an unspecified date in September of this year. September has now come and gone, and we are still without a final rule from OSHA.

This leads to the question of “If not now, then when?”. It is probably a safe assumption that OSHA’s lack of implementation of GHS to date will be a major topic of discussion at the October 1st – 5th Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) fall conference in Washington, DC. Many health and safety professionals, myself included, will be impatiently waiting for word of a revised deadline.

At ICC, we have been preparing for the new requirements so that we are ready when OSHA is. Updates and products related to GHS can be found on our website at: http://www.thecompliancecenter.com/regulations/ghs.htm