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GHS Training Update: Compliance Deadline December 1, 2013

The deadline for training your employees according to the new federal Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is fast approaching.  The new standard requires that workplaces conform with the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals.  According to the GHS, employees must be informed, trained and monitored on the chemical hazards found and used in the workplace.

This new training course is currently available in the WAKEUP CALL Training Module.  Below is some additional information on the new HCS and the GHS.

Elements  of GHS

“Chemical Hazards” are defined as Physical, Health, Environmental, Combustible Dust, Pyrophoric gas, or HNOC (“hazards not otherwise classified”).

Hazard Class – Chemicals will now be identified by one or more Hazard Clas...

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