OSHA revised their Hazard Communication regulation, 29 CFR 1910.1200 to align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System. This GHS Hazard Communication Training is designed to provide instruction and certification for employees on this updated standard, and to ensure compliance with OSHA and the Globally Harmonized System.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS, is a world wide system from the United Nations which classifies chemicals, labels, and safety data sheets for hazardous substances. The elements in the GHS supply a mechanism to meet the basic requirements of any hazard communication system, which is to decide if the chemical product produced and/or supplied, is hazardous, and to prepare a label or safety data sheet as appropriate.
Chemicals pose a wide range of health as well as physical hazards. It is imperative that anybody exposed to chemicals in the workplace be properly trained on how to identify chemicals, understand the threats a hazardous chemical poses, and be able to safely remediate a hazardous chemical situation. This GHS Hazard Communication Course is designed to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated, and that the information concerning these hazards is clearly understood by the worker.