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Chemical Handling Resources

OSHA Fact Sheet on HCS 
"Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard" from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

New Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
Part of new United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

OSHA 3514 - Safety Data Sheets
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards.

Nordic Ecolabelling (SWAN) Standards
The Nordic Ecolabel is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries with the purpose of providing an environmental labeling system.

U.S. EPA Compliance Guide for Chemical Importing
The purpose of this guide is to help people who intend to import chemicals to better understand the applicable laws and regulations administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Information on the European Union regulations for chemicals.

Recommended format for the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Guide for organizing MSDS information at your car wash.

Understanding GHS Safety Data Sheets
Training video from OSHA.

Hazard Communication Guidelines for Compliance
Ideas for establishing a chemical safety program at your car wash.

Information on Hydrofluoric Acid

Chemical Safety Position

International Carwash Association's position on chemical usage.

Occupational Hydrofluoric Acid Injury from Car and Truck Washing
U.S. Centers for Disease Control

"A review of hydrofluoric acid and its use in the car wash industry"
(Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2012).

Safety Hazard Alert - Hydrofluoric acid
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Hazard Alert, State of Oregon OSHA
Overview of the risks of hydrofluoric acid and first aid guidelines.


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