** MBI MEMBERS ONLY WEBINAR **
Presenter: Tom Suckow, Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - Des Moines, IA
OSHA has modified the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to adopt the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to improve safety and health of workers through more effective communications on chemical hazards. OSHA is requiring that all employees are trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, signal words) and SDS format. 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.
In this webinar, we will explain what Hazard Communication is and what it means to you. We will discuss what GHS is and what it has to do with the Hazard Communication Standard. Along with this, we will explain the pictograms involved, how to read them and where you can expect to see them. In addition, we will dive into SDS and how it differs from and MSDS. Finally, we will explore employers’ responsibilities under the GHS program.