Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight August 16 2017

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WEEKLY EDITION August 16, 2017 The Big Ideas: American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting Provides the PSAI with Information and Insights to Help Keep Our Organization Strong By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director Greetings from Toronto! As the PSAI's Executive Director, one of my jobs is to make sure I know what's going on in the world of association management. So every couple of years I attend the ASAE Annual Meeting and try to drink in as much learning and networking as possible over a four-day period. Often it's like sipping out of a fire hose. While the PSAI Board, staff, and I will be digging deep into some of this material over the next several months, I thought I'd share some highlights with you now when they are fresh in my mind. CHANGE DRIVERS THAT WILL AFFECT INDUSTRIES AND ASSOCIATIONS New research from the ASAE Foundation seeks to help association leaders tackle the challenge of anticipating developments and proactively planning to help members deal with them. Association researchers have winnowed down 300+ identified cultural and business trends to 41 drivers of change that are particularly relevant at this time to the challenges associations will face in the future. What You Need To Know About Safety Data Sheets (SDS) By Executive Director Karleen Kos, as printed in the 2017 PSAI Industry Resource Directory The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that a chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to users for each hazardous chemical to communicate information on these hazards. This article provides guidance to help Portable Restroom Operators (PROs) who handle hazardous chemicals become familiar with the format and understand the contents of the SDSs. What is an SDS? What happened to the MSDS we used to get? The Safety Data Sheet is essentially a "new and improved" version of the old MSDS. The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the old MSDS, except now the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent, user-friendly, 16-section format. The sheets are designed in alignm ent with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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