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Hazard Communication

 
New changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protections for America's workers. Building on the success of OSHA's current Hazard Communication Standard, the GHS is expected to prevent injuries and illnesses, save lives and improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers. The Hazard Communication Standard in 1983 gave the workers the 'right to know,' but the new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the 'right to understand.'
 

 
The new hazard communication standard still requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the chemicals they produce or import and provide hazard information to employers and workers by putting labels on containers and preparing safety data sheets. However, the old standard allowed chemical manufacturers and importers to convey hazard information on labels and material safety data sheets in whatever format they chose. The modified standard provides a single set of harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards and specifies hazard communication elements for labeling and safety data sheets.
 

Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard:

  • Hazard classification: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to determine the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import. Hazard classification under the new, updated standard provides specific criteria to address health and physical hazards as well as classification of chemical mixtures.
  • Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes a signal word, pictogram, hazard statement, and precautionary statement for each hazard class and category.
  • Safety Data Sheets: The new format requires 16 specific sections, ensuring consistency in presentation of important protection information.
  • Information and training: To facilitate understanding of the new system, the new standard requires that workers be trained by December 1, 2013 on the new label elements and safety data sheet format, in addition to the current training requirements.
 
Employees need to be properly trained in Hazard Communication / Chemical Safety.
 

 

#12-101 Hazard Communication Training Program

Program is available on VHS or DVD. Program contains training video, leader's guide on CD with printable employee quiz, certificate, training log and other printable items. Employees will be trained to know the importance of safe driving, how to prepare to drive, differences in highway and city driving, proper parking procedures, hazards of speeding and the dangers of drinking and driving. Program includes training video and leader’s guide (which includes the following printable items: quiz and answer key, training log, certificate, wallet cards and listing of site specific information.) Also available in Spanish with Spanish student items and English instructor items.

 

#B12-101 Hazard Communication Booklets

These booklets coordinate with the video program and include a quiz on the last page. We have booklets available on a variety of topics (most coordinate with video training packages).

 

#M12-101 Hazard Communication Manual CD-Rom

OSHA requires employers to document their safety procedures. We have made available a "Fill-in-the-Blank" manual to help you comply with OSHA record keeping regulations. Simply insert the CD into your computer and follow the printable instructions. In a matter of minutes you can print your own custom manual about hazard communication.

 

Safety Motivational Posters Laminated

We have available over 50 safety motivational posters covering many topics. Full-color and eye catching, posters are a constant reminder to your employees to think safe, work safe and be safe! Quantity discounts start at just 11 posters and you can mix or match to get the price break. Item LP832 deals with hazard communication safety.

 

 

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