Are You Ready for the changes to chemical safety standards?
December 1, 2013, is the due date for employers to complete the updated hazard communication training for any employees that work with or around hazardous chemicals. The new hazard communication standard is known as Globally Harmonized System or GHS for short.
Under the GHS requirements, employees must be able to identify and work safety with hazardous chemicals found in their workplaces and moves all U.S. based businesses from the previous "Right to know" rationale to a "Right to Understand" policy when dealing with workplace chemicals.
This GHS presentation given by G&A Partners' Safety Director, Doug Heywood, will familiarize participants with the updated hazard communication requirements to include the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS), warning labels, pictograms, and other key components of the new standard.