Posts Tagged: standard

OSHA’s First “HazCom 2012” Deadline is Dec. 1, 2013. Are You Ready for GHS?

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard last year to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (or GHS for short). The changes went into effect in May of 2012 and are the biggest to the HazCom standard since 1994. The first compliance deadline for employers in the U.S. is Dec. 1, 2013. OSHA estimates… Read more »

Setting an Open Government Standard?

Local, state, and federal Freedom of Information and Open Meeting laws govern the public’s right to know what’s going on in their government. These statutes don’t often make mainstream media headlines; however, the effects of them are far-reaching. As technology advances, governments need to keep their websites up-to-date with the latest tools for transparency, this… Read more »

GovLoop Project of the Week – National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

Donna Roy, GovLoop Member, is the Executive Director of the National Information Exchange Model. She describes the program and its significance to government. The National Information Exchange Model or NIEM program was established in 2005 by the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice (DHS and DOJ), to leverage the great work the State and local… Read more »