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Protecting Your Business - OSHA's New Chemical Safety Requirements

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Are You Ready for the changes to chemical safety standards? …

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.

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  • 1. The  Globally  Harmonized  System  of   Classifica9on  and  Labeling  of   Chemicals  
  • 2. $1.09  
  • 3. CIRCA  1994   CIRCA  2012   Last  update  to  the  HCS   Part  of  OSHA  ini6a6ve   Performance  based  approach   “Right  to  know”   Conceived  in  1992   Part  of  UN  ini6a6ve   Standards  based  approach   “Right  to  understand”  
  • 4. Physical  Hazards   There  are  16  Classifica9ons  
  • 5. Health  Hazards   There  are  10  Classifica9ons  
  • 6. The  Official     Guide  to  GHS   OSHA  Adopted   The  UN’s     “Purple  Book”  
  • 7. Health  Hazard  
  • 8. Flame  
  • 9. Oxidizers  
  • 10. Corrosive  
  • 11. Explosive  Bomb  
  • 12. Gas  Cylinder  
  • 13. Skull  and  Crossbones  
  • 14. Exclama9on  Mark  
  • 15. Environment  
  • 16. Signal  Words  
  • 17. Keep  container  9ghtly  closed.  Store  in  cool,  well   ven9lated  place  that  is  locked.   Keep  away  from  heat/sparks/open  flame.  No   smoking.   Only  use  non-­‐sparking  tools.     Use  explosion-­‐proof  electrical  equipment.   Take  precau9onary  measure  against  sta9c  discharge.     Ground  and  bond  container  and  receiving  equipment.     Do  not  breathe  vapors.     Wear  Protec9ve  gloves.     Do  not  eat,  drink  or  smoke  when  using  this  product.     Wash  hands  thoroughly  aaer  handling.       Dispose  of  in  accordance  with  local,  regional,   na9onal,  interna9onal  regula9ons  as  specified.   In  Case  of  Fire:  use  dry  chemical  (BC)  or  Carbon   dioxide  (CO2)  fire  ex9nguisher  to  ex9nguish.   Storage   Response   Preven6on   Disposal   Precau9onary  Statements  
  • 18. • H201: Explosive; mass explosion hazard • H202: Explosive; severe projection hazard • H203: Explosive; fire, blast or projection hazard • H204: Fire or projection hazard • H205: May mass explode in fire • H220: Extremely flammable gas • H221: Flammable gas • H222: Extremely flammable material • H223: Flammable material • H224: Extremely flammable liquid and vapor • H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapor • H226: Flammable liquid and vapor • H227: Combustible liquid • H228: Flammable solid • H240: Heating may cause an explosion • H241: Heating may cause a fire or explosion • H242: Heating may cause a fire • H250: Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air • H251: Self-heating; may catch fire • H252: Self-heating in large quantities; may catch fire Hazard  Statements  
  • 19. All  Containers  Must  Be  Labeled  
  • 20. 1.  Iden9fica9on  of  Supplier   9.Physical  &  Chemical   Proper9es   2.  Composi9on   10.  Stability  &  Reac9vity   3.  Hazards  Iden9fica9on   11.  Toxicological  Informa9on   4.  First  Aid  Measures   12.  Ecological  Informa9on   5.  Fire  Figh9ng  Measures   13.  Disposal  Considera9ons   6.  Accidental  Release  Measures   14.  Transport  Informa9on   7.  Handling  &  Storage   15.  Regulatory  Informa9on   8.  Exposure  Controls  &  Personal   Protec9on  (PPE)   16.  Other  Relevant  Informa9on   Safety  Data  Sheets  
  • 21. Effec6ve  Comple6on  Date   Requirement(s)   Who   December  1,  2013   Train  employees  on  the  new  label  elements  and   safety  data  sheet  (SDS)  format.   Employers   June  1,  2015*   December  1,  2015   Compliance  with  all  modified  provisions  of  this   final  rule,  except:   The  Distributor  shall  not  ship  containers  labeled   by  the  chemical  manufacturer  or  importer  unless   it  is  a  GHS  label     Chemical  manufacturers,  importers,  distributors   and  employers   June  1,  2016   Update  alterna6ve  workplace  labeling  and  hazard   communica6on  program  as  necessary,  and   provide  addi6onal  employee  training  for  newly   iden6fied  physical  or  health  hazards.   Employers     Transi6on  Period  to  the  effec6ve  comple6on   dates  noted  above   May  comply  with  either  29  CFR  1910.1200  (the   final  standard),  or  the  current  standard,  or  both   Chemical  manufacturers,  importers,  distributors,   and  employers   GHS  Role-­‐out  
  • 22. Enhance the protection of human health and the environment by providing an internationally comprehensible system Provide a recognized framework to develop regulations for those countries without existing systems Facilitate international trade in chemicals whose hazards have been identified on an international basis Reduce the need for testing and evaluation against multiple classification systems. Benefits  of  GHS  
  • 23. Ques9ons?   Send  all  ques9ons  and  comments  to:     info@gnapartners.com