Hazard Communication GHS Update
In 2012, OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard to align its requirements with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
OSHA requires that Employer’s, whose workers could be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace, must provide their employees with training about the new label elements and SDS format by December 1, 2013. Full compliance with the final rule will begin in 2015.
The major changes in the revised standard include:
• Hazard classification
• The content and appearance of labels, and
• Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
The expected benefits of the changes include enhancing safety and health by enabling employees to more quickly obtain and understand information about the hazards associated with workplace chemicals.
CDT MicroGraphics announces the September 1st, 2013 release of its Hazard Communication GHS Update eLearning course. This course will be available from the OpenSesame Course Marketplace and can be deployed via the OpenSesame LMS or your organization's LMS. Volume discounts and site licenses are available.
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CDT MicroGraphics, Inc.