Effective December 1, 2013, all employers whose employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals must train their employees about the new label elements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements that are an important part of the GHS revisions to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
ISSA's GHS Online Training provides you with a cost-effective means of meeting this new training requirement in a timely manner with the least disruption to your business operations. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, or cleaning service provider, ISSA's GHS Online Training can help you meet the December 1, 2013, deadline for as little as US$12 per employee. Access the course link below.
Hazard Communication 2012 SDS, Pictograms, and Label Elements
Note: This course is designed specifically to train workers about the new label elements and SDS requirements as required by OSHA, effective December 1, 2013.
The GHS revisions to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard require reclassification of the hazards of chemical products as well as substantial changes to the labels and SDSs for those products. ISSA can help you comprehend and implement these changes through our full menu of courses:
Comprehensive employee training
For full-blown training under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, we recommend the following three courses.
- Introduction to GHS Hazard Classes
- Understanding the Risks of Working with Hazardous Chemicals
- Hazard Communication 2012 SDS, Pictograms, and Label Elements
The following courses provide detailed instructions on particular hazard classes under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard as revised by GHS.
- Acute Toxicity
- Bio-hazardous Substances
- Corrosive to Metals
- Flammable Gases and Aerosols
- Flammable Liquids
- Gases Under Pressure
- Organic Peroxides
- Pharmaceutical Drugs
- Pyrophoric Liquids and Solids
- Radioactive Substances
- Self-reactive and Self-heating Substances
- Skin Corrosives
- Under the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, employers must train employees on the new GHS-style label elements and SDS format by December 1, 2013.
- Manufacturers must comply with the labeling and SDS revisions by June 1, 2015. Distributors have until December 1, 2015, to comply with the new labeling requirements.
- Employers have until June 1, 2016, to update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication written plans as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.