The sun is shining high in the sky. You're sitting on a boat out in the open water without a care in the world. Sounds perfect, right?
One of summer's greater pleasures is spending time with family and friends out in the boat at your typical lake or beach home. However, if the necessary precautions are not taken, not having a care in the world may turn into having too many.
Nothing is more important than fall protection safety—OSHA thinks so too. Dangerous circumstances involving safety at heights are all too common. Fall protection (1926.501) was the leading cause in willful and serious violations in the fiscal year of 2015 according to the NSC.
How has the world been able to safely ensure the manufacturing, distribution and practice of extremely hazardous goods? The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) came to fruition in 1992 at the United Nations Rio Conference. At this time there was a large increase in international chemical trade. Most of the countries involved in such trades used different chemical and labeling systems that posed many potentially dangerous situations which caused the United Nations to decide that the populace needed to be on the same page. And so GHS was born.