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The Ins and Outs of Chemical Compliance: Hazmat, HazCom, Hazardous Waste, and GHS

Thursday, April 30, 2020  
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Chemical substances can have an assortment of labels and placards as they move through commerce and eventually end up as waste products. The Departments of Labor (DOL) and Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have regulatory authority during various points of transport, storage, use, and disposal of hazardous substances. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) also weighs in with its own set of symbols. Representatives from various federal agencies also negotiate with their counterparts in other countries to produce uniform systems of chemical labeling and safety information.

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