Global Harmonization & the Hazard Communication Standard
Training on the changes to the Hazcom Standard based on Global Harmonization
Hazcom - the Hazard Communication Standard, often called Right to Know - was implemented by OSHA to ensure that employees who work with chemicals are trained in their safe handling and use, to recognize symptoms of adverse health effects related to exposure, and to take appropriate measures in an emergency.
The 2012 update to Hazcom takes a new approach to communicating information in order to ally it with the international initiative known as Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), and is now being tagged Right to Understand. Changes include specific criteria in the way physical and health hazards are classified, new requirements for labels, and a new format for Safety Data Sheets, formerly called Material Safety Data Sheets. Ultimately GHS will affect other OSHA standards, and those of other standards-making organizations.
This training program covers:
- Descriptions of the classifications and subcategories of physical & health hazards of chemicals
- Information that must be included on a label
- Signal words
- Hazard statements
- The 16 sections of Safety Data Sheets
- Includes Instructor's CD-Rom