Hazard Communication and GHS—What Supervisors Need to Know

Course Description:

The main objectives of this training session are to understand the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and how they affect the workplace, to recognize the revised chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDS), and to train employees to read and interpret the GHS-compliant labels and SDSs.

Course Duration: 22 minutes

Why “Hazard Communication and GHS—What Supervisors Need to Know” Matters:

By December 2013, employers must have trained their employees how to read and interpret GHS-compliant labels, read and interpret SDSs, and understand other chemical hazards which are dangerous to life and the workplace.

Key Points:

  • OSHA used the GHS to modify the HazCom standard.
  • The GHS provides standardized safety and health information.
  • Implementing the GHS will make workplaces and workers safer.
  • The GHS will make American businesses more competitive.
  • The GHS means new chemical labels and safety data sheets.

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