Is your workplace GHS-ready?
According to the new GHS mandate of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), you have until December 1, 2013 to train your workers on the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standards for chemical labels, pictograms and safety data sheets (SDS). This applies to all workplaces that handle or store chemicals subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standards (HCS).
As an employer, you have the responsibility of providing a hazard communication program at work. This includes maintaining a chemical inventory, providing material safety data sheets (MSDS) to your employees, and training all of them on handling hazardous materials safely. Specifically, they should learn how to read labels and MSDS, follow instructions, and identify hazards before starting a job.
To help you roll out your GHS training, here are some of the most effective GHS training materials you can use: (more…)