GHS & HazCom Standards under MSHA and OSHA (Georgia Mining Association - Nov 2013)
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During this presentation for the Georgia Mining Association, Matthew Korn reviewed the new GHS/HazCom standards under OSHA and the steps mine operators need to take to integrate the new system at......

During this presentation for the Georgia Mining Association, Matthew Korn reviewed the new GHS/HazCom standards under OSHA and the steps mine operators need to take to integrate the new system at their facilities.

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  • 1. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® MSHA/OSHA HazCom Standards Matthew R. Korn O: (803) 255-0000 C: (571) 455-6350 mkorn@laborlawyers.com www.workplacesafetyandhealthlaw.com www.laborlawyers.com Fisher & Phillips LLP ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved Atlanta · Baltimore · Boston · Charlotte · Chicago · Cleveland · Columbia · Columbus · Dallas · Denver · Fort Lauderdale · Gulfport · ATTORNEYS AT LAW Houston · Irvine · Kansas City · Las Vegas · Los Angeles · Louisville · Memphis · New England · New Jersey · New Orleans · Orlando · 1 Solutions at Work® Philadelphia www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 Phoenix · Portland · San Antonio · San Diego · San Francisco · Tampa · Washington, DC
  • 2. MSHA Program Policy Letter • August 13, 2013 (PPL No. P13-IV-1) • “Mine operators compliant with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) are also in compliance with MSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) standards.” Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 2
  • 3. Hazard Communication And The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) overview • Why OSHA adopted the GHS • Overview of the changes to the HazCom Standard • New training requirements • Timeline for implementation Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 3
  • 4. Why Did OSHA Align The HCS With GHS ? • A common, coherent approach to classifying and communicating chemical hazards – Harmonized definitions of hazards – Specific criteria for labels – Harmonized format for safety data sheets Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 4
  • 5. Benefits Of Adopting The GHS? • Increase the quality and consistency of information provided to the employees, employers, and chemical users. – – – – Reduce confusion/Increase comprehension of hazards. Improve downstream risk management. Facilitate training. Help address literacy problems. • Other benefits include facilitation of international trade in chemicals Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 5
  • 6. Development Of Final Rule • An ANPR to modify to the existing HCS to align it with the GHS was published in 2006. • NPRM Published in the Federal Register on September 30,2009 (74 FR 50280-50549). • Public hearings in 2010. • The final rule was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012 and became effective on May 25, 2012. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 6
  • 7. Modified Hazard Communication Standard Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 7
  • 8. How Hazard Communication Works Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 8
  • 9. Written Hazard Communication Program HazCom 1994 • Employers must have a written program describing how the rule will be implemented, including a list of hazardous chemicals, methods for informing employees about nonroutine tasks. HazCom 2012 • No changes. • Employers are required to make sure the program is current when the new provisions are implemented (e.g., list of hazardous chemicals may have to be updated). Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 9
  • 10. Updating Labels • OSHA proposed to require labels to be updated within three months of getting new and significant information about the hazards. • The final rule requires containers shipped six months after the information is available to be labeled accordingly. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 10
  • 11. Workplace Labeling • OSHA is maintaining the approach used in the current HCS that allows employers to use workplace-specific labeling systems as long as they provide the required information. • However, such workplace label systems may need to be updated to make sure the information is consistent with the new classifications. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 11
  • 12. Safety Data Sheets HazCom 1994 HazCom 2012 • Specifies what information is required, but chemical manufacturer or importer can use whatever format or order of information they want. • Mandates 16-section SDS headings, order of information, and what information is to be provided under the headings. • Will not enforce sections 1215 that require information outside OSHA’s jurisdiction. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 12
  • 13. 16-Section Safety Data Sheet 1. Identification of the substance or mixture and of the supplier 2. Hazards identification 3. Composition/information on ingredients Substance/Mixture 4. First aid measures 5. Firefighting measures 6. Accidental release measures 7. Handling and storage 8. Exposure controls/personal protection 9. Physical and chemical properties 10. Stability and reactivity 11. Toxicological 12. Ecological information (non mandatory) 13. Disposal considerations (non mandatory) 14. Transport information (non mandatory) 15. Regulatory information (non mandatory) 16. Other information including information on preparation and revision of the SDS Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 13
  • 14. Employee Information And Training HazCom 1994 HazCom 2012 • Requires employee information and training before an employee is exposed to the hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and whenever the hazard changes. • Clarifies that labels on shipped containers & workplace labels must be explained and in SDS format. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 14
  • 15. Training • Employers shall train employees regarding the new label elements and safety data sheets format by December 1, 2013. • Safety Data Sheet Format – Train the employees on the standardized 16 section format and the type of information they would find in the various sections. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 15
  • 16. Training • Train employees on the type of information that the employee would expect to see on the new labels. • How they might use that information. • General understanding how the elements interact. – Ex., explain there are two signal words: Danger means a more severe hazard within a hazard class. Warning is for the less severe hazard. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 16
  • 17. The Workplace • Continue to maintain the updated SDS/MSDS • Review current hazard communication program and update as necessary Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 17
  • 18. Effective Dates Effective Completion Date Requirement(s) Who December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and SDS format. Employers June 1, 2015* Comply with all modified provisions of this final rule, except: December 1, 2015 Distributors may ship products labeled by manufacturers under the old system until December 1, 2015. Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers June 1, 2016 Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. Employers Transition Period Comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (this final standard), or the current standard, or both All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers *This date coincides with the European Union implementation date for classification of mixtures. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 18
  • 19. Current Part 47 Requirements • Part 47 requires mine operators to develop, implement, and maintain a written HazCom program. • Operators must: – – – – Identify chemicals and make a hazard determination Ensure that containers have labels Have and make available MSDS for each chemical Instruct miners on the physical and health hazards in the work area, protective measures, and contents of HazCom program. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 19
  • 20. Hazard Determination • Section 47.21 requires operators to evaluate each chemical brought on mine property and each chemical produced on mine property to determine if it is hazardous as specified in Table 47.21. • Hazard determinations made using OSHA’s HCS and Appendices A and B meet the requirements of MSHA’s existing standard, Section 47.21. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 20
  • 21. Container Labels and Other Forms of Warning • Section 47.41 requires operators to ensure that each container of hazardous chemical has a label. • GHS labels including a signal word, hazard statement, pictogram, and precautionary statements constitute “appropriate hazard warnings.” • Labels must also include contact information for the responsible party, the product identifier, and the chemical identity Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 21
  • 22. MSDS vs. SDS • Section 47.51 requires that operators must have an MSDS for each hazardous chemical which they produce or use at the mine. • The SDS includes all information MSHA requires on its MSDS and therefore complies with Section 47.52. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 22
  • 23. Written Program • Sections 47.31 and 47.32 require operators to develop and implement a written HazCom program that includes how the HazCom standards are put into practice . • MSHA expects operators to update their written programs to reflect changes in hazard determinations, SDS’s, and/or labels. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 23
  • 24. Training • Section 47.2 requires operators to provide training to miners, including information about: – Physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area – Protective measures a miner can take against hazards – Contents of the mine’s HazCom program • MSHA expects operators to provide appropriate training if hazard determination, SDS’s and/or labels are used in accordance with OSHA’s revised HCS Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 24
  • 25. Differences between MSHA/OSHA HCS MSHA’s HazCom OSHA’s HCS More than one miner may use an unlabeled temporary, portable container Only one employee who transferred the chemical from a labeled container can use an unlabeled temporary, portable container EPA regulated “hazardous waste” covered EPA regulated “hazardous waste” excluded (Included under Hazardous Waste Operations standard) Raw materials exempt from labeling Raw materials not exempt Must provide MSDS to customer upon request Must send MSDS and label with initial shipment to an employer Retain MSDS for 3 months Retain MSDS for 30 years Training records under parts 46 and 48 No training records Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 25
  • 26. Additional Information www.msha.gov/hazcom/hazcom.htm www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 26
  • 27. Workplace Safety Wednesdays Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:00 PM https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/613479417 Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 27
  • 28. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Solutions at Work® Final Questions? Thank you! Matthew R. Korn O: (803) 255-0000 C: (571) 455-6350 mkorn@laborlawyers.com www.workplacesafetyandhealthlaw.com www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Fisher & Phillips LLP ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved Atlanta · Baltimore · Boston · Charlotte · Chicago · Cleveland · Columbia · Columbus · Dallas · Denver · Fort Lauderdale · Gulfport · ATTORNEYS AT LAW Houston · Irvine · Kansas City · Las Vegas · Los Angeles · Louisville · Memphis · New England · New Jersey · New Orleans · Orlando28 · Solutions at Work® Philadelphia (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone Phoenix · Portland · San Antonio · San Diego · San Francisco · Tampa · Washington, DC
  • 29. Fisher & Phillips LLP is dedicated exclusively to representing employers in the practice of employment, labor, benefits, MSHA, OSHA, immigration and related litigation. THESE MATERIALS AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED DURING THE PROGRAM SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. Fisher & Phillips LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW Phone (404) 231-1400 Solutions at Work® www.laborlawyers.com www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com Phone (404) 231-1400 www.laborlawyers.com ©Copyright 2013 All rights Reserved 29