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Employers, what does GHS mean to you? This webinar provides a quick overview of GHS as it relates to WHMIS, identifies what’s new, what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and important timelines. ...

Employers, what does GHS mean to you? This webinar provides a quick overview of GHS as it relates to WHMIS, identifies what’s new, what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and important timelines. Learn about pictograms, signal words, hazard statements and precautionary statements. Get ready!

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  • www.ccohs.caWHMIS After GHSfor EmployersSandy Bello, Technical SpecialistChemical Services
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caToday’s presentationWhat is GHS?How will WHMIS change?• Classes• Labels• SDSTimelinesHow to get ready?
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caDisclaimers for today’spresentation!Focus on key changes to WHMIS, nothing is setin Canada yetNot a detailed discussion of GHSInformation today is as current as possible –but…
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWhat is GHS?Globally Harmonized System ofClassification and Labelling of Chemicals• covers all chemical substances andmixtures• the next step in the continuousimprovement process for hazardcommunicationThe overall goal is effectively communicatinghazards and precautions on labels and onSDSs, worldwide.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWhy harmonize? / Why GHS?Many different countries have different systems forclassifying chemicals and communicating product hazards.problems for global traderisks to workers from inconsistent or confusing hazardinformation
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caHow will WHMIS change?Once “WHMIS After GHS” has been implemented, there willbe:new classification rules and hazard classesnew label requirementsnew hazard pictogramsa standardized format for Safety Data Sheets
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caSupplier Employer WorkerWhat will stay the same?Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.ca
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWhat will stay the same?Suppliers will:Classify their productsPrepare labels and SDSs for productsProvide labels and SDSs to their customers
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWhat will stay the same?Employers will:Make sure all hazardous products are properly labelledMake up-to-date SDSs readily available to workersProvide worker education and trainingMake sure appropriate control measures are in place toprotect the health and safety of workers
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWhat will stay the same?Workers will:Participate in training programsTake the necessary steps to protect themselves andtheir coworkersParticipate in identifying and eliminating hazards
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWHMIS After GHSWe’ll review:PictogramsHazard ClassesSDSsLabels
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caSymbol vs. Pictogram
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caPictogram Names
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caHazard Groups > GHS Classes3 hazard groups, with 28 classes (currently)Physical hazards – 16 classesHealth hazards – 10 classesEnvironmental hazards – 2 classes
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.ca
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caOtherDifferencesSome classes/categories usemore than onepictogramSome categoriesdo not require apictogram
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caClass and CategoriesCategory identifies the degree of hazard.! Category 1 is always more hazardous than 2, 3, etc.! The lower the category number, the greater the hazard.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caDifferences compared to WHMISGHS criteria introduce new hazards classes:Explosives hazardAspiration hazardSpecific Target Organ Toxicity – Single ExposureHazardous to the aquatic environmentHazardous to the ozone layer
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caMeaningful Hazard Class NamesFor example, WHMIS Poisonous and Infectious Materials(Class D2A) fall into the following GHS classes: Reproductive toxicity Carcinogenicity Respiratory or skin sensitization Germ cell mutagenicity Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caHowever…Be aware thatProduct classification maychangeSome products that were notcontrolled under WHMIS –situation could change, e.g.explosives
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caTo remain “as protective”Likely retained in WHMIS After GHS:Biohazardous Infectious Material(WHMIS Class D3)Products which react with water torelease a very toxic gas (part ofWHMIS Class F)
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caPoll – True or False?Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.ca2. Hazard classes and classificationcriteria will remain the same.1. GHS will not replace WHMIS, but itwill cause WHMIS to change inmany ways.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caClassification after GHSimplementationOnce classified, GHS uses standardized itemsPictogramsSignal wordsHazard statementsPrecautionary statements
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caSignal WordsOnly one will be usedon the label Danger Warning (or none)
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caHazard StatementsExamples: Extremely flammable gas. Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Fatal if inhaled. May cause cancer. Suspected of causing cancer.Tip! Wording of the hazard statement helps describe thedegree of the hazard
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.ca
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caPrecautionary StatementsAdvice on how to minimize or control hazards (storage, use,first aid, PPE, emergency) Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eyeprotection/face protection. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion.Tip! May not identify all of the necessary control measures.Check the SDS for more information.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caLabel Elements1. Product identifier2. Hazardous ingredients ?3. Hazard pictograms4. Signal word5. Hazard statement6. Precautionarystatements7. Supplier identification? Reference to SDSBorder
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caSupplier Labels – ElementsIngredients may NOT be requiredMay NOT be retainedMay NOT be retained(pictogram)
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caCleans Super Great(hazardous ingredients)Highly flammable liquid and vapour.Causes serious eye irritation.Causes mild skin irritation.May cause an allergic skin reaction.May cause drowsiness or dizziness.May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways.Precautions:Keep away from heat/ sparks/ open flames/ hot surfaces - No smoking. Take precautionary measures against static discharge.Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/ light/and other equipment. Use onlynon-sparking tools. Keep container tightly closed. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Store locked up. Use only outdoorsor in a well-ventilated area.Avoid breathing mist or vapors. Wear protective gloves/eye protection/face protection. Wash any contaminated body partsthoroughly after handling. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.Response:IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a Poison Center ordoctor/physician if you feel unwell.IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off all contaminated clothing immediately. Rinse skin with water/shower. If skin irritation or arash occurs get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a Poison Center or doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting.IN CASE OF FIRE: Use Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam for extinction.Disposal: Dispose of contents/container following local regulations for flammable and hazardous materialsABC Chemical Company, 123 Main Street East, Anytown, ONDangerUncertain:refer to SDS, ingredients
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWorkplace Label?WHMIS workplace labels must have:product identifier (product name)information for the safe handling of theproductstatement that the MSDS is available…and may contain the pictograms.Requirements after GHS may be the same
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caSDSs16-section SDSGHS classificationrequiredLabel text andpictograms requiredAdvantage: Information forusers is easier to findsince all SDS will havethe same layout.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caRemain the sameSuppliers must provide SDSs to customersAll SDSs are available to all workersUpdates required when new information is availableConfidential business information requirementsUpdates every three years (“under review”)?
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caQuick ReviewGHS 16-section format SDSs arealready allowed for use inCanada.1. Yes2. No3. Yes, but must have WHMISrequired information4. Don’t know
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWHMIS/GHS TimelinesCompleted or nearing completion …Consultation and Economic analysisProposed legislation – Spring 2013Hazardous Product Act & Regulations in Gazette IFinal Legislation - 2014New WHMIS rules in force – June 2015Provincial OSH Regulations updated – June2016• Likely to have a transition period
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caHow to get ready…EmployersWorkers
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caEmployersTake an awareness course, but recognize rulesare not finalized!Will need to update worker training:New hazard classesNew label format and pictogramsSDS – how to useContinue to train on workplace hazards!
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caEmployersAsk for WHMIS labels on products during the untildates are knownGood practices for WHMIS program• Accurate inventory is critical• Review MSDS / SDS• Watch as products arrive and adjust programas necessaryChoose safer products to simplify training,improve safety
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caWorkersBe aware that WHMIS / GHS is changing – butnot yet!WHMIS Responsibilities stay the sameParticipate in training programsProtect yourself and co-workersParticipate in identifying and controllinghazards
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caCheck? More Information...•CCOHS Inquiries Service – 1-800-668-4284•GHS OSH Answer•GHS Pictograms and Hazards Poster•WHMIS after GHS e-course Introduction•WHMIS after GHS publication•WHMIS after GHS Fact Sheets
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caAny other questions?
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.caCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaThank YouFor further information:1-800-668-4284905-570-8094Sandy.Bello@ccohs.cawww.ccohs.ca