June, 2015

New members

We are especially pleased that these companies recognize the value of belonging to TRMA, especially in tough economic times:

Hygieneering, Inc.
Stanley Consultants Inc.

Meeting Calendar
Environmental Division
Jun 18
Industrial Energy Efficiency & Incentives Workshop
Government Affairs Division
To be announced
Maintenance Division
July 1 Excavation Competent Person; 7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $235
Safety Division
Jun 17 Signal Person Safety & Rigging Hazard Awareness Training; 7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $235
Jun 23, Jul 7, 21 or Aug 11 First Aid/CPR/AED Training;
7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $99
Jun 24 Electrical Safety in the Workplace - NFPA 70E; 7:15 am to noon; $235
July 15 Fall Protection Competent Person Training; 7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $235
Jul 22 Scaffold Competent Person Development; 7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $235
Human Resources Division
To be announced
Prices shown apply to TRMA members. For member and non-member details and registration click here.
Fire Watch with Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training and Confined Space Entry Watch Training

(see announcement for details)
June 22nd

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Visionary Members Invite Teachers to Job Shadow...

With the support of some visionary TRMA members, Three Rivers Education Partnership (TREP) is offering teachers in science or career and technology education (CTE) areas professional growth learning experiences with a professionally aligned business professional. Technology has revolutionized “HOW” people perform their work. The computers, the instruments, the software or the apps, they all change the way people work. Having a current experience that includes up-to-date methodologies, tools, instruments and processes keeps teaching professionals current and informed about the profession they teach.

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OSHA's Revised Hazard Communication requirements in effect as of June 1

Label pictograms


Examples of label pictograms.

Beginning June 1st, chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers are required to provide a common approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes a signal word, pictogram, hazard statement, and precautionary statement for each hazard class and category. Beginning in December, distributors may only ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer if the labels meet these requirements.

The June 1 deadline was established when OSHA aligned its Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 with the global standard for chemical product labeling. The provisions for labeling offer workers better protection from chemical hazards, while also reducing trade barriers and improving productivity for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals. The updated standard also provides cost savings for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the standard, saving businesses millions of dollars each year.

The new format for Safety Data Sheets requires 16 specific sections to ensure consistency in presentation of important protection information. For more information, see OSHA's Hazard Communication webpage.