Hazard Communication and GHS: What Supervisors Need to Know

The main objective of this session is to describe the purpose of GHS revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand the GHS revisions to HazCom and how they affect our workplace, recognize the revised chemical labels and safety data sheets, or SDSs, and train employees to read and interpret GHS-compliant labels and SDSs.

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

By December 2013, employers must train 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 GHS to modify the HazCom standard.
  • GHS provides standardized safety and health information.
  • Implementing GHS will make workplaces and workers safer.
  • GHS will make American businesses more competitive.
  • GHS means new chemical labels and safety data sheets.

Duration: 22 minutes

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