The dangerous nature of confined spaces requires us to be hyper-vigilant regarding worker safety. For those of you familiar with potentially hazardous atmospheres, you recognize that many hazardous gases are both colorless and odorless, which is why air monitoring is essential to your confined space safety program.  But even if the hazardous gas has a … Read More


OSHA recently released its final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.  Both standards contained in the final rule take effect on June 23, 2016, after which most industries have one or two years to comply with most requirements. Compliance Schedule Construction – June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date. … Read More


GHS Secondary Container Labels – Customized If you are using secondary containers for chemicals in your workplace, they need to be labeled in accordance with OSHA’s guidelines.  Are you prepared to meet the June 1, 2016 deadline? Why have FVST create customized GHS labels for you? Our team has extensive knowledge of the new GHS … Read More


Now available:  GHS – Globally Harmonized System Poster – Only $15.25 Help your employees understand the new GHS labeling system with this quick reference poster. Our GHS poster includes a breakdown of the new GHS labels to be used in all chemical labeling, and the 9 GHS pictograms used to identify hazards associated with a … Read More


OSHA’s 2012 revision to the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200  has been phased in over the past 4 years.  June 1, 2016, is the final deadline for the phase-in.  It’s time for a review of your HazCom program to ensure you will be aligned with the requirements for the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) … Read More