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Continuing Education / Outreach

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Hazard Communication



8:00 am - noon
registration - 7:30am


February 14 - Downtown LA

April 18 - Tempe, AZ

April 18 - Riverside

May 16 - Orange County

June 13 - Bakersfield

June 27 - UCLA

Registration Fee

Standard Fee:


Early bird
(ends approx. 30 days prior to the class)


Payment Terms:
(rev. 11/6/09): Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:

  • Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of registration fee
  • Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%
  • Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and "no shows" No refund
If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.

UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.

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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.

Learning Objectives:

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.


Agenda *


What is GHS?
Why was GHS Developed?
What are the main revisions of 29 CFR1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard
When do you need to comply?
Is there an International Mandate?
What Are the Benefits?
Are All Chemicals Covered?
What is Meant by GHS Building Blocks?
What is the Impact on other agencies DOT, EPA and CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission)?
What is Classification?
What are the 19 Physical Hazards and how are they classified?
What are the 10 Health Hazards and how are they classified?
Who addresses Environmental Hazards?
What are Bridging Principles?
What are the differences between MSDS and Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?

includes Train-the-Trainer module

  • * Subject to modification
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