Course Description:

The Global Harmonized System (GHS) is an International approach to hazard communication. It is based on major existing systems around the world, including OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazComm) and the chemical classification and labeling systems of other US agencies. This training program explains how to comply with the GHS changes and compliance requirements under the 2012 OSHA’s Hazardous Communication standard.

This program is aimed at the worker or handler of hazardous chemicals and provides the participants with general awareness training under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200. Each participant will leave the classroom with a general awareness of the GHS and how to apply it in their workplace. Within the program, the instructor will review OSHA’s 2012 HazComm standard and highlight the changes applicable under the new GHS standard.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the key elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard revisions.

Course Topics:

Overview of the Hazard Communication Standard Revisions origin and purpose
Management Leadership and Employee Involvement and Compliance timelines
Overview of GHS Globally Harmonized System
Benefits of GHS changes
Hazard Classification
Labeling and Supplier Label
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Program Evaluation & Training requirements
Special cases, Consumer Chemicals, Laboratories, and Samples

Who Should Attend:

High-hazard industry workers, employers, manufacturers, distributors, owners, or managers of businesses designated with the responsibility of implementing the new GHS requirements by the effective completion date.

Regulatory Requirements:

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200