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NEWS NEWS OSHA's Revised Chemical-Labeling Requirements Take Effect As of June 1, 2015, chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers are required to provide a common approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. According to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA), Washington, chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes a signal word, pictogram, hazard statement, and precautionary statement for each hazard class and category. Beginning in December 2015, distributors may only ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer if the labels meet these requirements. The June 1 deadline was established when OSHA aligned its Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 with the global standard for chemical-product labeling. The labeling provisions were created to offer workers better protection from chemical hazards while reducing trade barriers and improving productivity for American businesses that handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals. The updated standard also provides cost savings for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the standard. For example, the new format for safety data sheets requires 16 specific sections to ensure consistency in presentation of key protection details. For more information, see OSHA's Hazard Communication webpage at A selection of approved pictograms that must accompany shipped chemicals starting in December 2015. The images are downloadable for free at Nestlé Targets Zero-Water Use at Milk Plant Nestlé has begun work to make its Modesto, CA, milk plant a zero-water facility and expects to save 63 million gal. annually. 12 | MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY Work is underway at Nestlé ( to transform its milk factory in Modesto, CA, into a zero-water factory, meaning the plant will not use any local fresh-water resources for its operations. The project is expected to save nearly 63 million gal. of water each year. The Switzerland-based company has invested approximately $7 million in the project, which is due to be completed by the end of 2016. The move follows the opening of the company's first zero-water plant in Mexico last year. That plant extracts all of the water it needs from milk used to manufacture dairy products. Nestlé spokesmen said the company would also invest in technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at its five water-bottling plants and four facilities where food or pet-care products are manufactured. Planned conservation measures for the water-bottling plants are projected to save 55 million gal. of water each year, a reduction of nearly 8% compared with 2014 levels. JULY 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology July 2015

Forward Observations
For On The Floor
Drive Strategy With Performance Metrics
Train, Audit Electrical Workers
Carbon-Neutral Drives Molding Company
Troubleshoot Hot Hydraulics
Lubrication Strategies
Don't Procrastinate, Innovate
Ad Index

Maintenance Technology July 2015