HAZWOPER 40 Hour Plus GHS
- Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals daily in the workplace. Such conditions pose a serious health threat to the worker.
- OSHA requires training regarding chemical hazards in the workplace.
- In this course you will learn about the HazCom (Hazardous Communication) Standard and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and
- How to use Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and chemical labels to protect yourself from hazards or react to chemical exposures.
This course gives you a basic understanding of how to deal with hazardous chemicals and how workers can prevent and protect themselves from chemical hazards.
Outreach & Hazwoper Packages w/ GHS & HazCom
(prices $79 & $169 w/o GHS)
The standard that gave workers the right to know, now gives them the right to understand.
According to United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis."Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today," "Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive."
Q. What is the Globally Harmonized System?
A. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication,
- providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards,
- a standardized approach to label elements & safety data sheets(SDSs)
- The GHS was negotiated in a multi-year process by hazard communication experts from many different countries, international organizations, and stakeholder groups.
- It is based on major existing systems around the world, including OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the chemical classification and labeling systems of other US agencies
December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard
OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574).
- Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
- The first compliance date of the revised HCS is December 1, 2013. By that time employers must have trained their workers on the new label elements and the SDS format.
- The new label elements and SDS requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years (December 1, 2013 to June 1, 2016).
Why must training be conducted prior to the compliance effective date?
- A. OSHA is requiring that employees are trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) and SDS format by December 1, 2013, while full compliance with the final rule will begin in 2015.
- OSHA believes that American workplaces will soon begin to receive labels and SDSs that are consistent with the GHS, since many American and foreign chemical manufacturers have already begun to produce HazCom 2012/GHS-compliant labels and SDSs.
- It is important to ensure that when employees begin to see the new labels and SDSs in their workplaces, they will be familiar with them, understand how to use them, and access the information effectively.
GHS and OSHA Hazardous Communication 0.5 Hr $20.00
GHS y OSHA Comunicacion de Peligros 1.0 Hr $20.00
La Norma de Comunicación de Riesgos (HCS) proporciona información a los trabajadores y empleadores sobre los diversos peligros químicos que existen en el lugar de trabajo y qué medidas de protección pueden tomar para prevenir los efectos adversos de dichos peligros.
El Sistema Armonizado Globalmente de Clasificación y Etiquetado de Sustancias Químicas (GHS) entrará en vigor en 2013 y ofrece un conjunto único y uniforme de etiquetas, hojas de datos de seguridad y los protocolos para materiales peligrosos, independientemente de su lugar de origen.
Este módulo describe las formas en las que las sustancias químicas pueden ser peligrosas y enumera algunos de los peligros físicos y de salud asociados con trabajar con dichas sustancias químicas. El módulo también abarca varias formas disponibles de información sobre sustancias químicas peligrosas y describe muchas formas mediante las cuales los trabajadores pueden prevenir y protegerse de los peligros asociados con la