September 20, 2012
Changes in Hazard Communication Standards
OSHA made big news in March of 2012 when it announced the revision to the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. In doing so, OSHA has adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) approach to hazard communication. GHS is a more standardized approach to classifying, labeling, and conveying critical information about chemicals than what OSHA had in place previously. Although the desired end results are enhanced comprehension and improved safety and health for all workers handling chemicals in the workplace, complying with the major changes is certain to present a challenge for many employers.
Join us for an informative webinar on this topic, where we will review the GHS approach and dig into the 3 major areas where the Hazard Communication Standard will be changing: hazard classification, labeling, and Safety Data Sheets. Since its promulgation in 1983, the Hazard Communication Standard has consistently ranked among the most frequently cited OSHA standards. Understanding the new GHS requirements and their phase-in dates will be critical in planning for future OSHA compliance and worker safety.
We hope you can join us!