On March 20, 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication Standard to align the regulation with the provisions of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These changes will impact all users of hazardous chemicals at UNH. GHS is an international, standardized approach to hazard communication. The introduction of this new system ensures that chemical users worldwide will understand the labeling and hazards associated with chemicals. The intent of GHS is to ensure hazard classifi
The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) is offering live fire extinguisher training on Friday, October 4th in the Kingsbury Hall courtyard. The first session will begin at 8:00 am and will run every 30 minutes, with the last session beginning at 4:30. Each session will involve a brief discussion of fire extinguisher use and then each participant will have the opportunity to use a portable fire extinguisher.
The UC Center for Laboratory Safety has been created to improve the practice of research laboratory safety through the performance of scientific research and implementation of best safety practices in the laboratory. Recently scheduled workshops emphasize issues related to chemical hazards, and will provide a forum for lab safety professionals and researchers to discuss challenges with research lab safety and brainstorm solutions for creating safe working environments.
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) most recent
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting
year of 2011. In New Hampshire, the overall
releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the
previous reporting year (2010).