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WCAM GHS Training December 2013. Introduction  The federal Hazard Communication Standard says that you have a “Right-To-Know” what hazards you face on.

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1 WCAM GHS Training December 2013

2 Introduction  The federal Hazard Communication Standard says that you have a “Right-To-Know” what hazards you face on the job and how to protect yourself against those hazards. That’s your Right-To-Know!

3 Purpose  The standard was developed to make sure that everyone who works with any hazardous chemical is aware of the hazards and the necessary precautions.

4 What is GHS? The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDS). OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard has adopted the GHS to improve safety and health of workers through more effective communications on chemical hazards.

5 OSHA Compliance Dates OSHA is requiring training on new label elements (pictograms and signal words) and safety data sheet (SDS) format by December Full compliance in the workplace with the final rule will begin in 2016.

6 Requirements of a GHS Label

7 Pictograms A symbol plus a red diamond border intended to convey specific information about the hazards of a chemical. 4 Health Hazard Pictograms 5 Physical Hazard Pictograms

8 Health Hazard Pictogram- Corrosion Skin Corrosion/Burns Eye Damage

9 Health Hazard Pictogram- Exclamation Mark Irritant (skin and eye) Skin Sensitizer Acute Toxicity Narcotic Effects Respiratory Tract Irritant Hazardous to Ozone Layer (non-mandatory)

10 Health Hazard Pictogram- Health Hazard Carcinogen Mutagen Reproductive Toxicity Respiratory Sensitizer Target Organ Toxicity Aspiration Toxicity

11 Health Hazard Pictogram- Skull & Crossbones Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)

12 Physical Hazard Pictogram- Flame Flammables Pyrophorics Self-Heating Emits Flammable Gas Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides

13 Physical Hazard Pictogram- Flame Over Circle Oxidizer – a substance that is not necessarily combustible, but may, generally by yielding oxygen, cause or contribute to the combustion of other material

14 Physical Hazard Pictogram- Gas Cylinder Gases under pressure

15 Physical Hazard Pictogram- Exploding Bomb Explosives Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides

16 Physical Hazard Pictogram- Corrosion Corrosive to Metals

17 Non-mandatory Pictogram- Environment Aquatic Toxicity

18 Signal Words “Danger” – more severe hazards “Warning” – less severe hazards

19 Safety Data Sheets (SDS) SDS are multi-page documents that contain more detailed information about a chemical than the container label. The revised HazCom standard requires that the information on the SDS is presented using consistent headings in a specific order.

20 16-Section SDS Format 1.Identification 2.Hazard(s) Identification 3.Composition/Information on Ingredients 4.First-Aid Measures 5.Fire-Fighting Measures 6.Accidental Release Measures 7.Handling and Storage 8.Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

21 16-Section SDS Format 9.Physical and Chemical Properties 10.Stability and Reactivity 11.Toxicological Information 12.Ecological Information 13.Disposal Considerations 14.Transport Information 15.Regulatory Information 16.Other Information

22 Conclusion During the phase-in period, lab users will see the old and new labels on chemical containers. All chemical containers in the lab have to be in compliance with the new standard by June 2016.


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