Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard
With the goal of making the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as the new standard in the US. OSHA has setup a requirement for anyone working with hazardous chemicals to be properly trained on the new regulations before December 1, 2013. OSHA is strongly recommending that employers train their employees as early as possible to ensure proper understanding of new lables and SDSs on the chemicals in their work place.
The main topic areas that training focuses on:
Product Identifier – How the hazardous chemical is identified.
Signal Word – Used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard on the lablel.
Precautionary Statement(s) – Phrase that describes recommended measure that should be taken.
Pictogram – OSHA’s has designated eight pictograms under the hazard category.
Hazard Statement(s) – Describe the nature of the hazard(s) of a chemical.
OSHA Training Requirements document: http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3642.pdf
Information on labels and pictograms: http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3636.pdf
Information on safety data sheets: http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3514.pdf
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