What does HMIS stand for?

2 min read HMIS stands for Hazardous Materials Identification System. It is a rating system that uses numbers and colors to alert people of hazards associated with specific materials. This system was developed by the American Coatings Association with the intent of complying with OSHA Hazard Communication Standards. Today HMIS is used by many different industries because it is a simple way to show what type of danger is present, while also remaining in line with OSHA’s HazCom …

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What is the Hazcom standard?

Hazcom GHS label

2 min read The HazCom Standards is short for the Hazardous Communication Standard. It started off as a program from OSHA called ‘Right to Know.’ It was based on the fact that employees have a right to know what types of chemicals are being used in the area around them. In addition, they have the right to know what types of dangers these chemicals present. Of course, once employees know about these hazards, they can also demand things …

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