GHS and OSHA Hazardous Communication training course
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By Mario Ronald
Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals daily in the workplace. Such conditions pose a serious health threat to the worker. OSHA requires training regarding chemical hazards in the workplace. In this course you will learn about the HazCom (Hazardous Communication) Standard and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and how to use Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and chemical labels to protect yourself and your employees from hazards or react to chemical exposures.
This thirty minute online course gives you a basic understanding of how to deal with hazardous chemicals and how workers can prevent and protect themselves from chemical hazards.
OSHA requires employees throughout the US to complete training to be in compliance with new GHS standards. This new addition to the Hazardous Communication program will affect over 5 million businesses that create hazardous chemicals and 40 million workers in the US that could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. It is important to ensure that when employees begin to see the new labels and SDSs in their workplaces, they will be familiar with them, understand how to use them, and access the information effectively.
This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Once implemented, the revised standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals.
"Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. "Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive."
Register for this on demand course today at www.masoncontractors.org/education/ghs-and-osha-hazardous-communication
About the Author
Mario Ronald is a channel manager for 360Training.