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  • Re-Training within 2 years
  • Under both the current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and the revised HCS, an evaluation of chemical hazards must be performed considering the available scientific evidence concerning such hazards. Under the current HCS, the hazard determination provisions have definitions of hazard and the evaluator determines whether or not the data on a chemical meet those definitions. It is a performance-oriented approach that provides parameters for the evaluation, but not specific, detailed criteria. The hazard classification approach in the revised HCS is quite different. The revised HCS has specific criteria for each health and physical hazard, along with detailed instructions for hazard evaluation and determinations as to whether mixtures or substances are covered. It also establishes both hazard classes and hazard categories—for most of the effects; the classes are divided into categories that reflect the relative severity of the effect. The current HCS does not include categories for most of the health hazards covered, so this new approach provides additional information that can be related to the appropriate response to address the hazard. OSHA has included the general provisions for hazard classification in paragraph (d) of the revised rule, and added extensive appendixes (Appendixes A and B) that address the criteria for each health or physical effect.
  • Old system – Label preparer must provide the identity of the chemical (what it is) and appropriate hazard warnings (what it does).New GHS – Hazard classification will generate label requirements specific for each hazard class and category.
  • Must have a symbol inside
  • FlammablesPyrophoricsSelf-heatingEmits flammable gasSelf-reactivesOrganic peroxides
  • Sections 1 through 8 contain general information that should be helpful to those who need to get the information quickly. Sections 9 through 16 contains other scientific and technical information.
  • Technical updates for minor terminology changes,Direct Final Rules for text clarification, andNotice and Comment rulemaking for more substantive or controversial updates such as additional criteria or changes in health or safety hazard classes or categories.
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    • 1. GHS Embraced by OSHA for 2013 How to Get Ready Now Peter Zaidel Product Manager
    • 2. Moderator Becky Ross Marketing Manager Office: (303) 228-8753 bross@kpaonline.com
    • 3. PRESENTED BY Peter Zaidel KPA Product Manager Office: (303) 228-2397 pzaidel@kpaonline.com
    • 4. Questions • If you have questions during the presentation, please submit them using the “Questions” feature • Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar
    • 5. Webinar Overview Why Change? What’s Changing? What do you need to do? http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/hazcom-faq.html
    • 6. Why Change?
    • 7. Why Change HazCom? Reduce chemical exposures Prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities Save money through productivity improvements – Standardized SDS – Easier international trade – Simplified training
    • 8. Cost-Benefit Annual cost – Cost of implementing new HazCom = $201M/yr Annual benefits – Reduction in injuries and fatalities = $250M/yr – Productivity improvements = $750M/yr – Total benefits = $1B/yr
    • 9. What’s Changing?
    • 10. Hazard Communication Standard: Current “Employee Right-to-Know” – Hazard determination – MSDS – Labels – Training
    • 11. Hazard Communication Standard: What’s New “Employee Right-to-Know” – Hazard classification – SDS – Labels
    • 12. Hazard Classification Changes Old HCS – Hazards are loosely defined – No specific, detailed criteria – Potential for ambiguity New GHS – Specific criteria for physical and health hazards – Detailed instructions for hazard evaluation – Establishes hazard classes and hazard categories
    • 13. Labeling Changes
    • 14. How Will Labels Change? Pictograms Signal words Hazard statements Precautionary statements
    • 15. Pictogram Requirements Border must be red No “blank borders”
    • 16. Pictograms – Health Hazard Carcinogen Mutagenicity Reproductive toxicity Respiratory sensitizer Target organ toxicity Aspiration toxicity
    • 17. Pictograms – Flame Flammables Pyrophorics Self-heating Emits flammable gas Self-reactives Organic peroxides
    • 18. Pictograms – Exclamation Mark Irritant (skin and eye) Skin sensitizer Acute toxicity Narcotic effects Respiratory irritant Hazardous to ozone* (*non-mandatory)
    • 19. Pictograms – Skull and Crossbones Acute toxicity (fatal or toxic)
    • 20. Pictograms – Gas Cylinder Gases under pressure
    • 21. Pictograms – Corrosion Skin corrosion and burns Eye damage Corrosive to metals
    • 22. Pictograms – Exploding Bomb Explosives Self-reactives Organic peroxides
    • 23. Pictograms – Flame over Circle Oxidizers
    • 24. Pictograms – Environment *non-mandatory Aquatic toxicity
    • 25. Label: Required Elements Signal Word: Danger “Danger”>”Warning” Acute Toxicity - Oral
    • 26. Label: Required Elements Signal Word: Danger Hazard Statement: Harmful if swallowed Acute Toxicity - Oral
    • 27. Label: Required Elements Prevention Wash … thoroughly after handling.… Chemical manufacturer, importer, or distributor to specify parts of the body to be washed after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Response If swallowed: Immediately call a poison center/doctor/...… Chemical manufacturer, importer, or distributor to specify the appropriate source of emergency medical advice. Specific treatment (see ... on this label) ... Reference to supplemental first aid instruction. - if immediate administration of antidote is required. Rinse mouth. Storage Store locked up. Disposal Dispose of contents/container to... ... in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations (to be specified). Precautionary statements Acute Toxicity - Oral
    • 28. Example Shipping Label
    • 29. Example Shipping Label
    • 30. Workplace Labels (Secondary Containers) You have a choice: – Use the Shipping Label, or; – Label that provides words, pictures, symbols that: • Provide “general information” • Lead to specific information about the hazard
    • 31. REQUIRED ELEMENTS Section 1. Identification Section 9. Physical and chemical properties Section 2. Hazard(s) identification Section 10. Stability and reactivity Section 3. Composition/ingredients Section 11. Toxicological information Section 4. First-aid measures Section 12. Ecological information* Section 5. Fire-fighting measures Section 13. Disposal considerations* Section 6. Accidental release measures Section 14. Transport information* Section 7. Handling and storage Section 15. Regulatory information* Section 8. Exposure controls and PPE Section 16. Other information, revision date *Non-mandatory Material Safety Data Sheet Changes Standard 16-Section Format
    • 32. Future Updates GHS is UN document with 2-year revision cycle “further updates of HCS may be necessary” • Technical updates • Direct Final Rules • Notice and Comment rulemaking
    • 33. What can you do now?
    • 34. What Can you do: Now • Talk to subcontractors who have chemicals • Talk to vendors about updated labeling • Update Chemical Inventory • Chemical Spring Cleaning • Start gathering new SDSs • Update Training Programs • Update Written Programs We’re here to help!
    • 35. Important Dates By December 1, 2013 Train employees on GHS labels and SDS. By June 1, 2016 Full compliance with GHS. • Updated Labeling • Written Programs • Retraining
    • 36. Questions?
    • 37. Contact Information The recorded webinar and presentation slides will be emailed to you today. www.kpaonline.com bross@kpaonline.com 866-356-1735