SESHA 2013 Symposium Abstract

Updating your Hazard Communication Program and Getting the benefits of the GHS

quevedo, rosanne
(URS, San Jose)

GHS and Haz Com Programs The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) which is designed to provide consistency in the classification and labeling of all chemicals. These changes are designed to enhance worker comprehension, resulting in more appropriate handling and use of chemicals. The harmonized format of the safety data sheets (SDS) will also enable workers to access the information more efficiently. These changes require that U.S. employers ensure proper chemical reclassification and update their HazCom programs. Employers must provide additional training on the new label elements, chemical classification, SDS format, and the modified HCS standard requirements. Have you made the transition?