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OSHA Has Revised 30 CFR Hazard Communication Standard
Modified HazCom Standard OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard new labeling standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The Hazard Communication Standard of 1983 gave the workers the “Right to Know”
The new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the “Right to Understand” “By providing a single, harmonized system to classify chemicals, labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) with the primary benefit of increasing the quality and consistency of information provided to workers, employers and chemical users”*
Compliance to GHS To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years Effective, in part, on June 26, 2012, with a built-in transition period Employee awareness training by December 1, 2013 and Fully implementation date of June 1, 2016
5 Purpose of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard Hazard Communication Program Container Labeling Safety Data Sheet SDS Program Label To ensure that employers and employees know about chemical hazards and how to protect themselves.
6 Why is a written program required? Program is specific to your company. Ensures that all employers receive the information they need to inform and train their employees Update hazard communication program as necessary by June 1, 2016 (f) "Labels and other forms of warning." (g) " safety data sheets." (h) "Employee information and training." HazCom Program
GHS Container Labeling A system for standardizing chemical classification and labeling for world-wide implementation Labels: Signal words (Danger/Warning) Hazard statements Precautionary statements Pictograms (9)
PPT GHS classification ratings order of severity differ from NFPA and HMIS: Hazardous Material Information System HMIS/NFPA 0 = Least Hazardous 4 = Most Hazardous GHS 5 = Least Hazardous 1 = Most Hazardous
Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets Material Safety Data Sheets= Safety Data Sheets
Safety Data Sheet Format New safety data sheets will be organized using a specified order of information The required information will appear in the same sections of an SDS regardless of the supplier There are 16 sections
Required Training by December 1, 2013 Specifically, OSHA has stated: Employers shall train employees regarding the new label elements and safety data sheet format by December 1, 2013 The training is to ensure that employees understand the new label and SDS approach
The table below summarizes the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS): Effective Completion Date Requirement(s)Responsible Party December 1, 2013Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.. Employers June 1, 2015 December 1, 2015Compliance with all provisions of this final rule.Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers June 1, Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.. Employers Transition Period to the effective completion dates noted above May comply with either 29 CFR (the final standard), or the current standard, or both Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers.
15 Summary OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is based on a simple concept - that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they come in contact with. Employees also need to know what protective measures are available The new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the “Right to Understand” by providing quality and consistent information.
References: OSHA, 29 CFR (g) and Appendix D. United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) US Department of Labor