Monthly Archives December 2013

The MSDS and SDS Conundrum

The following is a concise summary of the differences between MSDS and SDS, and some suggestions for how you can implement this in your hotel.  Ana Ellington, Legal Editor at BLR, also outlines the 16 sections of the standardized SDS and gives an overview of what each section should include. 
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) revisions to the hazard communication standard (HazCom) have been in effect since May 2012, including a 3-year phase-in period that manufacturers, importers, and distributors will have to switch the material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to the new safety data sheets (SDSs) format...
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Christmas Tree Hotel Fire Code Regulations

Having a real Christmas tree in your hotel this year?  The Balsam Hill company has compiled an infographic for each state’s hotel fire code regulations for live trees.  It is important to keep in mind, however, that even artificial trees are not fireproof.  Whether live or artificial, it’s important to carefully check all tree lights, to reduce the chance of fire.  Have a happy and safe holiday season!

2012 Hotel Christmas Tree Fire Code

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