Major Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard

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Major Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard

The deadline to have all employees trained on the new Hazard Communication (HazCom/GHS) is December 1st. Only days left to train your employees. Get immediate results and fulfill your training requirements with our GHS 8 Steps Training. This training is easy and convenient to complete in just a couple hours.

HazCom/GHS Update
  • Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for 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: Will 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.


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