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DATE 2013.  Understand Hazard Communication including revisions to GHS  Label Requirements  Safety Data Sheets.

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1 DATE 2013

2  Understand Hazard Communication including revisions to GHS  Label Requirements  Safety Data Sheets

3 Purpose of Hazard Communication Standard The Hazard Communication Standard provides employers and employees with information about the chemical hazards on the job, and how to protect against those hazards.

4 2012 Revisions of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) conform with the United Nations‘ GHS System. GOAL:  To provide a common and coherent approach for classifying chemicals.  Communicate hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.


6 Manufacturers, Distributors, Importers:  Change SDS information, format and labeling. Employers:  Train employees on changes to SDS and Labels. Employees:  Recognize and understand new labels and SDS.


8 Training is required for employees who are exposed to hazardous chemicals in their work area:  At the time of initial assignment  Whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work area

9  The Written Program is managed by: {Insert name}  Information regarding hazardous chemicals used in this workplace can be found: {Insert name/location}  Our workplace SDSs are located:  For further information contact: {Insert name/phone}

10 Any chemical classified as a physical or health hazard that can do harm to your body.

11  Ingestion  Ingestion – swallowing the chemical  Inhalation  Inhalation – breathing in the chemical  Absorption  Absorption – chemical passes through the skin

12 Solid Liquid Gas 9

13  Describe the physical and health hazards of the chemicals used in your facility.  Describe safe work practices used to detect the presence or release of hazardous chemicals.  Hazardous chemicals are used in the following locations:

14 Each container of hazardous chemicals entering the workplace must be labeled or marked with:  Identity of the chemical  Appropriate hazard warnings  Name and address of the responsible party  Labels must be legible and in English.

15 Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes:  Product Identifier  Signal word  Pictogram  Hazard Statement  Precautionary Statement for each hazard class and category.  Supplier Information


17  Same label as the original label OR  Product Identifier  Words, pictures, symbols, or a combination  No conflicting hazard statements or warnings.

18  This facility uses the following system for workplace labels: {Describe}  The person responsible for labeling: {Name}

19  Effective June 1, 2015 all shipping labels will be required to have all GHS label elements.  Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates shipping containers and has unique pictograms.

20 Transport Pictograms Flammable Liquid Flammable Gas Flammable Aerosol Flammable solid Self-Reactive Substances Pyrophorics (Spontaneously Combustible) Self-Heating Substances Substances, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Dangerous When Wet) Oxidizing Gases Oxidizing Liquids Oxidizing Solids Explosive Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Explosive Division 1.4Explosive Division 1.5 Explosive Division 1.6 Compressed GasesAcute Toxicity (Poison): Oral, Dermal, Inhalation Corrosive Marine Pollutant Organic Peroxides


22  9 pictograms (8) regulated by OSHA  Categorized as follows:  Health Hazards  Physical Hazards  Environmental Hazards*

23  Acute Toxicity ( Fatal/ Toxic)  Irritant/Skin Sensitizer  Skin Corrosion/Serious eye damage  Carcinogen  Respiratory sensitizer  Reproductive toxicity





28  Explosives  Flammables  Gases Under Pressure  Oxidizers  Corrosive to Metals







35  Can you identify which are the health hazards and physical hazards pictogram?  Which pictogram is not regulated by OSHA?

36 Used to indicate severity of hazard:  Danger  Danger - more severe  Warning  Warning - less severe

37 Standardized sentences that describe level of hazard

38  Steps employees can take to protect themselves

39  Must be in English  Required to keep for at least 30 years  Hardcopy and/or electronic  Readily accessible

40  Under the revised HCS Standard, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are now called Safety Data Sheets (SDS).  All SDSs will have a consistent 16-section format.

41 1.Product and Company Identification 2.Hazard Identification 3.Composition / Information On Ingredients 4.First Aid Measures 5.Fire Fighting Measures 6.Accidental Release Measures 7.Handling and Storage 8. Exposure Control / Personal Protection 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

42 12.Ecological information* 13.Disposal considerations* 14.Transportation information* 15.Regulatory information* 16.Other information * These sections will not be enforced by OSHA because they do not have jurisdiction (e.g. EPA, DOT, CPSC, FDA).

43  Employers should review an actual Safety Data Sheet while going through the following sections:  Use handouts of Safety Data Sheets Or  sds/chlorine.pdf sds/chlorine.pdf





48 This facility’s Safety Data Sheets are located: {Insert Location Name} Safety Data Sheets will be made readily available to workers at all times The person responsible for obtaining SDS: Safety Data Sheets LOCATION:

49  Overview of Hazard Communication Standard  Globally Harmonized System (GHS)  Labeling Requirements  Safety Data Sheets



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