Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
OSHA standards now require Global Harmonization Training. Companies who have not completed Global Harmonization Training by December 1, 2013 will not be compliant with OSHA standards! The new standards will affect all companies that use or own chemicals within the workplace. All employers who have hazardous materials or chemicals are required to have labels and safety data sheets (SDS) for any employees who could possibly be exposed. They are also required to train their employees on the proper handling and care of these chemicals.
In response to these new regulations, Safety Partners will be offering two different classes focused on Global Harmonization Training. Participants can either attend a half-day training class or a full-day training class depending on the level of experience and expertise of the individual with Hazard Communication.
The two classes Safety Partners offers are:
Half-Day Training (4 hours): Workers or handlers of hazardous materials/chemicals who have NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE of Hazard Communication should attend the half-day training class. The course is four hours long and will introduce the general HazCom requirements under OSHA regulations in relation to the Global Harmonization System. This is the most basic class you can take to become compliant with OSHA’s new standards.
Full Day Training (8 hours): Anyone with PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF HAZCAM REGULATIONS preceding the GHS implementation should attend the full day class. The full day course is directed towards workers who have been working with the Hazard Communication Standard or have a Hazard Communication program in place. The course will help employees understand what has happened under the new GHS HazCom Standard.
The Globally Harmonized System is the United Nations’ System of Classification and labeling of Chemicals. The system establishes rules and regulations for hazardous chemicals in transportation, use in the workplace, consumer use, and special rules and regulations for pesticides. The GHS also contains new Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) requirements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements along with new hazard symbols.
Any companies that are not trained by December 1st of this year could be subjected to penalties and citations for not meeting the deadline. This applies to not only workers and employees of your own company, but also to any outside contractors who will be working with your company. Don’t waste time getting your employees to a Global Harmonization Training class. Not only will it help get your company compliant with OSHA, HazCom, and GHS standards, but it will also contribute to a greater sense of security for your employees within the workplace. If you have any further questions concerning the new GHS, you can read our GHS FAQs article.
Safety Partners, Ltd. was Founded in 1992 by William St. Peters and is the premier source for Safety Support and Environmental Consultants. Safety Partners, Ltd. provides a variety of safety and environmental training, rent and sell supplies and equipment, and consultation for businesses of all shapes and sizes.