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May 2018 Newsletter

​NEWS

AIHA Registry Programs Attends SCHC Meeting 

The AIHA Registry Programs was proud to attend the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Spring Meeting April 21-25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Each year, we are eager to share the importance of the SDS and Label Authoring Registry with the SCHC attendees. The meeting discussed key updates on the GHS, OSHA HazCom 2012, TSCA, and REACH 2018 making it the premier technical conference in this area of practice. 

AIHA Registry Programs at AIHce EXP

The AIHA Registry Programs attended the 2018 American Industrial Hygiene Exposition and Conference (AIHce EXP) in Philadelphia, PA May 21-23 which attracts thousands of industrial hygiene/occupational health professionals of all levels and specialties. We always love the opportunity to grow our network and learn more about how best to serve our Registry participants! 

​Session Highlights at AIHce EXP

AIHce EXP features many unique and important education sessions for its attendees. If you are contemplating attending next year, here are some examples of educational sessions that may be of interest to you as an AIHA Registry Programs participant:
  • F12: Helping Academic Research Labs Identify Chemical Hazards: A GHS Spreadsheet Tool
Duke University's Occupational and Environmental Safety Office (OESO) is making use of GHS hazard classifications and categories to help lab staff determine appropriate controls for chemical hazards. These GHS criteria are embedded within the university’s Excel-based GHS Lookup Tool populated with data from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This session will include a presentation about Duke University’s goals and methods used in creating the GHS Tool and how the tool is used at Duke University. Attendees will be able to use the Tool in an interactive exercise. Discussion will be encouraged about how to help researchers understand the hazards of the chemicals they use. Attendees are encouraged to download Duke OESO's GHS Lookup Tool on a laptop and bring it to the session.

  • ​E14: SDS Authoring & Reviewing, Part 1 and Part 2

From dealing with the regulatory bodies themselves, to the challenges of dealing with suppliers and customers, get useful advice for dealing with your trickiest compliance questions. Some common topics and questions include: Creating Compliant SDS – how do I ensure compliance with multiple regions? How do I ensure that my software is producing compliant SDS? How do I handle requests from customers for more information? This session will be facilitated by registered SDS Authoring Specialists.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST 

 

Chemical Hazard Communication - Why Do I Need GHS Labels? 

Product Stewardship Full Circle Blog, April 19, 2018
By: Jacob Gospodnetich

RegistryRECON HIGHLIGHT

The International Organization for Standardization Publishes ISO 45001:2018

RegistryRECON blog, March 2018

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 5/30/18: AAT 125 Retest Results Due
  • 6/1/18:  AAT 126 Enrollment Deadline for Initial Organization Applications or Analysts add that require AAT additional samples.
  • 6/1/18:  AAT 126 Samples Ship - Contact us if your samples are not received by 6/1​
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