Training for Construction, Manufacturing & General Industries
OSHA requiresthat all employers train all of their employees on the new Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM/GHS) by December 1, 2013. The new standard covers new workplace label elements and the updated Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. Employee HAZCOM training must be updated so that workers can recognize and understand the new labels, pictograms, new hazard statements and precautions on Safety Data Sheets. Also addressed will be the major differences in GHS vs. NFPA and HMIS labeling.
The primary benefit of the GHS is to increase the quality and consistency of information provided to workers, employers and chemical users universally by adopting a standardized approach to hazard classification, labels and safety data.
Course Description: This program is designed to help students recognize and understand the new updates to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200). Each student will be given a complete listing of the nine (9) standard pictograms, a sample product label in the new required format, a sample Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and a sample “Written Hazard Communication Program” all of which will be used in group “hands on” projects. A video presentation will follow formal lecture and power point. Each student will be tested through a written exam (multiple choice questions) to demonstrate student’s competency of the course material.
Course Topics Include:
New product labeling requirements for hazardous chemicals.
Explanation of the new Pictograms.
Safety Data Sheets (universal standard 16 section format).
Hazard and Precautionary Statements.
Differences in the GHS vs. NFPA and HMIS Labeling systems.
Employer training requirements.
Chemical inventory maintenance.
How to develop a “Written Hazard Communication Policy”.
Employers will receive a “Certificate of Completion” for each student successfully completing training and a copy of the Attendance Roster sheet as proof of training.
Time: 2 - 3 hours
Pricing: Call for Pricing / per session
Class Size: No maximum or minimum per session
Customer is responsible for classroom accomodations and any food or beverages provided.