Webinar - Understanding Chemical Safety
10:30am – 11:30am
20 CFR 1200 requires employers to inform employees of the chemical hazards they could be or are exposed to in the workplace.
Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals daily in the workplace. Such conditions pose a serious health threat to the worker. OSHA requires training regarding chemical hazards in the workplace. In this class, you will learn about the Hazard Communications Standard and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and how to use Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and chemical labels to protect yourself from hazards or react to chemical exposures. As of December 1, 2013, all employees must be trained regarding GHS.
This course will give you a basic understanding of how to deal with hazardous chemicals, how to recognize spills and how workers can prevent and protect themselves from chemical hazards.
Major additions to HazCom Standard pertaining to GHS include:
- Hazard Classification: Provides specific criteria for the classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures
- Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided
- Safety Data Sheets: Now have a specified 16-section format
Information and Training: Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013, on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding