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1 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Updated- What You Need to Know to be in Compliance Presented By: Heather Stiner, SSPC

2 Introduction This webinar will explain the importance of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200, explaining how it differs from the past version, how to conform to the current version, and how the current standard improves quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers and helping reduce trade barriers, resulting in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals

3 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 Ensures that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees.

4 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 On May 25,2012 the standard was updated to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

5 Global Harmonized System Providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach for labeling containers and creating safety data sheets Based on major existing systems from around the world, including OSHA’s Hazardous Communication Standard

6 Global Harmonized System Provides harmonized classification hazard criteria for: –Health –Physical –Environmental

7 Global Harmonized System Standardized labeling of containers, providing appropriate: –Signal Words –Pictograms –Hazard and Precautionary Statements

8 Global Harmonized System Standardized safety data sheets, specifying a format for presentation or order of information

9 Benefits of OSHA Making Modification OSHA has modified the Hazard Communication Standard to adopt the Global Harmonized System to: –Improve safety and health of workers Standardized Labels –Ensures appropriate handling and safe use Standardized Safety Data Sheets –Enables employers, workers, health professionals and emergency responders to access the information more efficiently and effectively

10 Benefits of OSHA Making Modification Adoption of GHS improved information received from other countries –Benefit since US is both a major importer and exporter

11 When do I need to Comply? DateRequirements to be MetWho it Effects December 1, 2013Train employees on the new labeling system and safety data sheet format Employers June 1 2015Compliance with all modified provisions except labeling Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributers and employers December 1, 2015Comply with GHS labeling Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributers and employers June 1, 2016Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards Employers Note: During transition period you may comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 final standard or the current standard

12 Importance of Training OSHA is requiring training on labeling requirements and safety data sheet formats by December 2013 –If receive label and safety data sheet consistent with the Global Harmonized System employees: Have familiarity of them Understand how to use them Can access the information effectively

13 Hazard Classification Changes OLD WAY –Hazard determination provisions have definitions of hazard and evaluator determines whether or not the data on a chemical meet those definitions –Performance-oriented approach Provides parameters for evaluation Not specific detailed criteria

14 Hazard Classification Changes NEW WAY –Has specific criteria for each health and physical hazard, along with detailed instructions for hazard evaluation and determinations as to whether mixtures or substances are covered –Establishes hazard classes and categories Reflects the relative severity of the effect

15 Label Changes Labels will be required to have: –Pictograms –Signal Words –Hazard Statement –Precautionary Statement

16 Pictogram Consists of a different symbol on a white background within a red square diamond frame 8 different types –Health Hazard –Flame –Exclamation Mark –Gas Cylinder –Corrosion –Exploding Bomb –Flame Over Circle –Skull and Crossbones

17 Signal Words Used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert potential hazard on label –Danger More severe –Warning Less severe

18 Hazard Statement Assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature and degree of hazard Associated with the Hazard Pictogram

19 Hazard Statement Health Hazard –Carcinogen, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, respiratory sensitizer, target organ toxicity, aspiration toxicity Flame –Flammables, pyrophorics, self-heating, emits flammable gas, self-reactives, organic peroxides

20 Hazard Statement Exclamation Mark –Irritant, skin sensitizer, acute toxicity, narcotic effects, respiratory tract irritant, hazardous to ozone layer Gas Cylinder –Gases under pressure

21 Hazard Statement Corrosion –Skin corrosion/burns, eye damage, corrosive to metals Exploding Bomb –Explosives, self-reactives, organic peroxides

22 Hazard Statement Flame Over Circle –Oxidizers Skull and Crossbones –Acute toxicity

23 Precautionary Statement A phrase that describes recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure

24 Updating Labels Any significant changes regarding the hazards of a chemical shall be updated within 6 months of becoming aware of the new information

25 Example of Label Components

26 Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Revised Hazard Communication Standard requires the following 16- section chronological format: –Section 1: Identification –Section 2: Hazards Identification –Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients –Section 4: First-Aid Measures –Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures

27 Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Section 6: Accidental Release Measures Section 7: Handling and Storage Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Section 11: Toxicological Information

28 Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Section 12: Ecological Information Section 13: Disposal Considerations Section 14: Transport Information Section 15: Regulatory Information Section 16: Other Information, Including Date of Preparation or Last Revision

29 Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Required Exposure Limit Data –Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) –PELs –Other Exposure Limits

30 Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Carcinogen Classification –Classification listings of IARC and NTP –Makes classification easier and more consistent

31 Addition of Hazardous Chemicals In the revised Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA has added: –Pyrophoric Gases –Simple Asphyxiants –Combustible Dust

32 Pyrophoric Gases Must be addressed both on container labels and SDSs Designated Label Elements –Signal Work “Danger” –Hazard Statement “Catches Fire Spontaneously if Exposed to Air”

33 Simple Asphyxiants Must be addressed both on container labels and SDSs Designated Label Elements –Signal Word “Warning” –Hazard Statement “May Displace Oxygen and Cause Rapid Suffocation”

34 Combustible Dust Must be addressed both on container labels and SDSs Designated Label Elements –Signal Word “Warning” –Hazard Statement “May From Combustible Dust Concentrations in the Air”

35 Who Will be Affected and What Are the Costs? Estimated that over 5 million workplaces in the United States will be affected Sum of 4 major cost elements: –Classifying chemical hazards in accordance with revised criteria –Training of employees to become familiar with new warning symbols and revised SDS format –Yearly required management for adoption –Printing packing and labels for hazardous chemicals

36 Updates to Global Harmonized Standard Living Document Must remain up-to-date and relevant –Standard reviewed every two years

37 Questions?

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