Why You Need This Training
- By December 1, 2013 employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must train all employees on new label elements and new format for 16-section Safety Data Sheets.
- Workplaces with even one hazardous chemical (for example bleach, paint, cleaners, lubricants, solvents) are included.
- OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) covers more than 43 million workers at more than 5 million workplaces.
This course introduces the new GHS system, adopted by OSHA and Cal/OSHA, that replaces MSDS.
GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is a logical and comprehensive approach to:
Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals;
Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and
Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
The GHS states the importance of training all target audiences to recognize and interpret label and/or SDS information, and to take appropriate action in response to chemical hazards. Training requirements should be appropriate for and commensurate with the nature of the work or exposure. Key target audiences include workers, emergency responders and also those responsible for developing labels and SDSs.
The course also covers other aspects of Hazard Communication including definitions and Cal/OSHA standards promulgated under the Federal OSHA standard.
The workshop includes a Train-the-Trainer module to help you train the employees at your workplace.
By the end of the session, participants should be able to:
State at least two implementation dates for the Revised 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard
Recognize at least two differences between a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) & a GHS Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Name two signal words and identify at least two pictograms used in GHS labeling
Who Should Attend? Environmental managers, industrial hygienists, safety specialists and other environmental and occupational health and safety professionals. Key target audiences include workers, emergency responders and also those responsible for developing labels and SDSs. Others include persons involved in transport and strategies required for educating consumers in interpreting label information on products that they use.