OSHA's-Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals

Instructor: Don Dressler
Product ID: 703115
  • Duration: 60 Min

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Are You Ready For Required OSHA GHS Training –December 1, 2013 Deadline? This OSHA compliance training will explain the requirements of the globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals. It will also provide you tools and tips to train employees by December 1, 2013 on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.

Why Should You Attend:

The OSHA rule ” Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals” was adopted to be consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. The transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and employee training.

Under the recently adopted GHS, what have been known as Material Safety Data Sheets, (MSDSs) will change to a new 16-section SDS format. Manufacturers have until June 1, 2015, to comply with the new SDS format. But employers must train all employees on these new Safety Data Sheets and this system by December 1, 2013.

The speaker, a seasoned safety professional who has helped many companies successfully understand and comply with OSHA, will provide a comprehensive strategy that will help. This webinar will discuss the details of training and will explain how to write a Hazard Communications plan for your organization or business.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • All the details of the required training
  • New Safety Datasheet and its symbols
  • Tools for Employers to conduct this training
  • Understanding how a Hazard Communication Program operates
  • How to write a Hazard Communications plan for your organization or business

Who will Benefit:

  • Chemical Users
  • Manufactures and Shippers
  • Safety Directors
  • HR Personnel
  • Managers
  • Personnel Responsible for preparing SDS sheets

Instructor Profile:

Don Dressler, of Don Dressler Consulting of Irvine, California has been working with safety recordkeeping for over 15 years as the head of an agricultural trade association's safety and loss control staff and since 2003 as a safety and human resources consultant and attorney. Mr. Dressler focuses on safety, employment and human resources issues, accident investigations, OSHA compliance and workers' compensation.

He serves as Risk and Safety Consultant to the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers, Group Safety Manager for the 3,500 members of the Attorneys and Accountants Association safety group sponsored by the American Association of Attorney/Certified Public Accountants and also legal advisor to the California Association of Agricultural Labor, an association of California farm labor contractors.

Topic Background:

Take action now to prepare for your obligation as an employer to train your employees about new rules regarding hazardous chemicals in your work, and the training MUST be done by December 1, 2013 - An OSHA legal requirement.

This obligation applies to virtually every employer in America, unless you only by cleansers, bleaches, detergents, etc. at consumer grocery stores and the like. If you obtain cleaning products from a commercial supply source, or inks for your printers, solvents, etc. not to mention other chemicals for your work – you are covered by OSHA’s rules regarding Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Communications. You must train, and have proof of such training, that employees know how to detect the presence of a hazardous chemical in the work area, the physical and health hazards of other chemicals, how to protect themselves from these hazards.

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