LBA University Launches Online OSHA HazCom GHS Training

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Enables GHS training compliance by OSHA Dec. 1, 2013 deadline

Workers must traing to recognize new hazard symbols
LBA University™ is now offering a high quality, comprehensive on-line training course to assist employers in providing workers OSHA compliant HazCom GHS training.

An approaching deadline means all chemical exposed workers must be trained in The Revised Hazard Communications Standard Safety Data Sheets (HazCom GHS) in order to be OSHA compliant. LBA University™ is now offering a high-quality, comprehensive on-line training course to assist employers in providing workers OSHA compliant HazCom GHS training before the Dec. 1, 2013 deadline.

What the OSHA deadline means:
Starting Dec. 1, 2013 the familiar MSDS chemical safety data sheets are being replaced by a new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. OSHA has mandated that all affected workers must be trained to read and understand the new safety data sheets and chemical labeling criteria. Even workers who handle such ubiquitous materials as construction adhesives and paints must be trained.

According to a recent National Safety Council webinar, many employers are not yet familiar with the new HazCom GHS regulations. The LBA University on-line course is specifically designed to give these employers a path to timely employee training.

How LBAU HazCom GHS training serves workers and employers:

  • An economical, online, convenient and OSHA compliant path to deadline compliance.
  • Employees learn how to read the new safety data sheet (SDS) and label data.
  • Employees come away with awareness of potential workplace chemical risks.
  • Employees learn how to protect against major workplace chemical risks.
  • Documentation of individual training performance is provided for employer management and OSHA compliance files.
  • Employee course completion is documented with a personal Certificate of Completion.
  • On-line training is schedule-friendly and takes as little as one hour.
  • Individual enrollment option makes training available to smallest employers or contractors.

The four modules of the HazCom GHS training course are supported by the skilled LBA University training staff. Bryan Dixon is course director. He is an OSHA-certified safety instructor with two decades of industrial, construction and fire safety training experience.

“The Dec. 1 GHS deadline is just the first in a series of rollouts of the new GHS standard by OSHA,” said Dixon. “I would expect the agency to pay very close attention to compliance related issues as this new system is implemented.”

Economical individual and group rates are available for the new LBA HazCom GHS online training course. Full course information is at Custom training options for employers are available on location, or at the LBA University Training Center in Greenville, NC.

For more information about other safety training offered by LBA University™, consult the course catalog at or contact Byron Johnson at byron(dot)johnson(at)lbagroup(dot)com or 252-757-0279.

About LBA Group Inc.
LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing electromagnetic protection for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. It is comprised of LBA University, Inc. providing on-site and online professional training; the professional engineering consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc.; and LBA Technology, Inc., a leading marketer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection, and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial, and government users worldwide. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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