Organizations quickly benefit by training employees on GHS now, as some chemical manufacturers have already started sending materials in the new format and the number of companies doing so will only continue to grow.
Novi, MI (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced in March the adoption of the Global Harmonizing System (GHS) into the Hazard Communication Standard; impacting the way companies label hazardous chemicals and mandating employee training. The U.S. Department of Labor states these changes come in an effort to prevent an estimated 585 injuries and 43 deaths per year. The deadline (December 1, 2013) to have employees trained on the new label elements and safety data sheets (SDS) is now only a year away. Impacted companies can gain a better understanding of these regulations and train their staff through Mastery Technologies’ online training, “Hazard Communication and The Global Harmonizing System.”
Seven million workplaces and more than 55 million employees in North America are affected by the updated Hazard Communication Standard. Officially known as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, this United Nations program seeks to standardize the information and training employees receive about hazardous chemicals around the globe. From standardized pictograms and harmonized signal words, the new labeling requirements are simplified but strict. Mastery Technologies presents a complete breakdown of the labeling requirements in this course, produced by ERI Safety Videos.
“Organizations quickly benefit by training employees on GHS now, as some chemical manufacturers have already started sending materials in the new format and the number of companies doing so will only continue to grow,” says Bill Marker, President at Mastery Technologies.
Until all companies have fully-implemented GHS labeling, employees must be trained to understand all the labels and safety data information needed to stay safe on the job. OSHA is requiring training on the GHS updates to occur by next December since many American and foreign chemical manufacturers have begun using the new labeling systems.
The interactive, video-based training has twelve lessons, each demonstrating components of the Global Harmonizing System, including:
- Hazard Classification and Required Container Labeling
- Signal Words and Pictograms
- Safety Data Sheets Sections 1-16
This Mastery Advantage™ course is available for $29.95 per play. Advantage™ courses include lesson interactions to keep learners engaged in training and provide opportunities to apply what they have learned. To ensure the promise of mastering all course objectives, each missed question is followed by a review of the specific content. At the end of each lesson’s quiz, the program reviews each area the learner had difficulty with until 100% mastery is successfully demonstrated. This title is also available in the briefer Video On Demand format.
About Mastery Technologies Inc.
Mastery Technologies, founded in 1974, has partnered with leading video content providers to co-produce the largest interactive multimedia training library available to the workplace health, safety and environmental marketplace. Today, Mastery is extending their model to encompass all areas of workplace training. Mastery has helped thousands of companies develop greater competency and have created safer and secure workplaces. By expanding the scope of training Mastery believes it can enhance customer benefits, and help build more successful and effective organizations. Mastery’s ultimate vision is to help reach every working individual with quality training.