Walnut Creek, Calif. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, today announced the launch of its intermediate and advanced level Globally Harmonized System (GHS) courses. These courses address the recent changes to OSHA’s hazard communication standard and the movement to establish a globally harmonized hazard communication system.
The GHS is the internationally consistent classification and labeling of chemicals and criteria for how to classify health, physical and environmental hazards. It also specifies the information that should be included on hazardous chemicals labels and safety data sheets (SDS). The two new courses complement ClickSafety’s existing offerings on hazard communication standards and benefit workers and employers in the general, construction and transportation industries.
The online intermediate course, available Friday Dec. 21, is targeted to laborers and supervisors, and covers recent major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, including updates to hazard classification, labels, and safety data sheets, and the impact of the changes on transportation, the workplace and consumers. The goal is to deliver to participants a better understanding of the major changes to safety identification materials and labels and the new system for hazard classification.
The advanced course, launching Friday Dec. 21, is intended for Safety Directors and Managers responsible for developing safety plans, and provides highly detailed information for safety directors and owners needing the details of GHS for the development of plans for their workers exposed to physical and environmental hazards.
“Our goals with the hazard communication standard portfolio of courses are to enable employers to provide a safer work environment, and to educate and inform those who work around hazardous chemicals and materials to reduce their chance of injury or illness,” said Brian Tonry, ClickSafety executive vice president and general manager. “These two courses are important components to our training, and we’re pleased to offer our clients the benefit of updated material.”
More information about ClickSafety’s GHS courses can be found at ClickSafety GHS.
ClickSafety is a leader in online training solutions for the construction, environmental and general industries. It has delivered award-winning interactive safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide and was the first to offer both the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. ClickSafety’s course library has more than 300 courses and 50 courses available in Spanish – developed by certified safety professionals and certified industrial hygienists. Key products include OSHA regulatory training for general industry and construction, as well as several Web-based applications that manage risks associated with training large groups of employees, subcontractors and contract laborers.
ClickSafety was founded in 1999 and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. ClickSafety is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based educational curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. Ascend is renowned for delivering solutions that produce higher-performing student results at a lower cost, from nursing to health and fitness training to OSHA compliance and training.