Hazard Communication, GHS & Chemical Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration created the Hazard Communication Standard, commonly called HAZCOM, to protect workers from any chemical hazards they may encounter while on the job. This standard is also used to assist employers in identifying and addressing any potential dangers in their workplaces.

The Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS) defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets). The goal is that the same set of rules for classifying hazards, and the same format and content for labels and safety data sheets (SDS) will be adopted and used around the world.

In December’s training, we’ll watch a video on Chemical Safety and also review a power point on GHS.  There are also instructions on how to retrieve SDS information separately attached to the month’s training material.  Please let your team know that this is where our employees can access SDS material.

CalOSHA training requirement satisfied with this unit – “Hazard Communication”

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