5/3/2013 10:23:00 AM by American Construction Safety Solutions Llc
Bob Pope CHST. Employers face a compliance deadline under OSHA's revised Hazard Communication (HazComm) Standard. OSHA has adopted the Global Harmonization System (GHS) for the classifying and labeling of chemicals. All employees must be trained on the OSHA HCS revisions by December 1, 2013.
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is aligning with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This revision to the OSHA HCS is intended to provide a unified system of classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The GHS improves the uniformity of hazard information in the workplace and provide easily understandable information on the handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals. Key changes include labeling requirements and the use of universal pictograms to readily identify hazards. MSDS's will be changed over to SDS's but essentially contain the same hazard information in a universal GHS format.
OSHA has provided information on this HCS transition at http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html. The effective dates for the revised OSHA HCS can be found at: http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/effectivedates.html
American Construction Safety Solutions LLC, working with United Alliance Services Corporation. can provide assistance in GHS training to meet the Dec 1, 2013 compliance deadline across the construction & general industries. United Alliance Services Corporation is a Woman Business Enterprise certified small business providing comprehensive safety services in ME, NH, VT, NY, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, PA, MD and DC. Our services include workplace health and safety training, facility safety inspections, OSHA inspection-related assistance, written health and safety programs, insurance loss control evaluations, construction safety consulting, EPA, DOT and DOS compliance auditing and sampling, and full-time project safety management.
Contact Bob Pope CHST at 860-912-7622 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help ensure your company gets in compliance with the right OSHA HCS training information or for other safety services inquiries.