December 31, 2013 deadline approaching quickly for compliance with OSHA’s “New” Hazard Communication Regulation (HazComm), 19 CFR 1910.1200 !
OSHA has revised their Hazard Communication regulation, 19 CFR 1910.1200 to align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System. All employers and employees must comply with this standard by completing OSHA’s required GHS Hazard Communication Training. United Alliance Services offers an online program designed to provide instruction and certification for employees on this updated standard and ensures compliance with OSHA and the Globally Harmonized System. Enroll here to become fully compliant quickly at an AWESOME discounted price of only $18.00 (you must use the discount code of UASC10 at the checkout).
So what do you need to know about the new Globally Harmonized System?
Well a lot has changed, and there are new OSHA hazardous communication requirements for manufacturers, transportation companies, employees and employers. Here are just a few of the highlights and benefits of the GHS discussed in our “NEW” online GHS course;
· Pictogram: OSHA has designated eight pictograms under this standard for application in a hazard category. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to recognize the new pictograms required by OSHA and their specific meaning. For example: the new pictograms must be in the shape of a square set at a point and include a black hazard symbol on a white background with a red frame sufficiently wide enough to be clearly visible. A square red frame set at a point without a hazard symbol is not a pictogram and is not permitted on the label.
· Hazard Statement(s): are statements that describe the nature of the hazard(s) of a chemical, including, where appropriate, the degree of the hazard. For example: “Causes damage to kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure when absorbed through the skin.” All of the applicable hazard statements must appear on the label. Hazard statements may be combined, where appropriate, to reduce redundancies and improve readability. The hazard statements are specific to the hazard classification categories, and chemical users should always see the same statement for the same hazards, no matter what the chemical is or who produces it.
· Product identifier: is how the hazardous chemical is identified. This can be (but is not limited to) the chemical name, code number or batch number. The manufacturer, importer or distributor can decide the appropriate product identifier. The same product identifier must be both on the label and in Section 1 of the SDS (identification).
· Signal word: is used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label. There are two signal words “Danger” and “Warning.” Within a specific hazard class, “Danger” is used for the more severe hazards and “Warning” is used for the less severe hazards. There will only be one signal word on the label no matter how many hazards a chemical may have. If one of the hazards warrants a “Danger” signal word and another warrants the signal word “Warning,” then only “Danger” should appear on the label.
· Safety Data Sheets (SDSs): formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for SDSs. The new label elements and SDS requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years (December 1, 2013 to June 1, 2016).
At United Alliance Services Corporation we have been working hard to develop an excellent Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Online Training Course. Our team of subject matter experts in this area provides our customers with the highest quality training possible and the latest updates on regulatory compliance. The goal of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Online Training Course is to provide awareness level training on the upcoming compliance requirements set forth by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration which has mandatory deadline for training on the “NEW” OSHA HazComm standard of December 31, 2013.
We have extended a 10% discount on this course and all of our online OSHA safety courses to our past, current and future customers! To receive this discount, just use the coupon code UASC10 at checkout.
For information on scheduling our live classroom training version of the “NEW” Globally Harmonized System (GHS) please contact us at 877-399-1698 or fill out a request for training service by clicking here.