The Hazard Communication Standard was revised in 2012 with a phased-in approach to full compliance. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is in full use by chemical manufacturers and distributors. Every employer’s updated written hazard communication program and any alternative workplace labeling should now be in place.
GCSAA’s government affairs staff welcomes Jenn Lawless, CSP, and Lana Nieves from OSHA, for this 60-minute webinar designed help you double check the changes you’ve made to your program, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) accessibility and associated employee training. The duo provides some initial background on the changes to GHS and the consistent user-friendly, 16-section format of the redesigned SDS. Newly-identified physical or health hazards also require employee training under the revisions. Listen in to make sure you haven’t overlooked these items when you updated your systems.
Original presentation date: July 26, 2016
Education points: 0.1
About the instructors
Jennifer H. Lawless, Certified Safety Professional, (CSP) is currently a Sr. Industrial Hygienist in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance, in the Office of Chemical Hazards – Metals for the US Department of Labor OSHA’s National Office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and has a wide breadth of knowledge in general industry construction. In her current role, Lawless is part of the Sub-Committee of International Subject Matter Experts for the UNGHS for Flammable Gases, Explosives and Combustible Dust teams, and the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for HCS 2012 SDSs.
Lana Nieves works in OSHA’s National Office, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Office of Health Enforcement, as an Industrial Hygienist. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Penn State University and her masters of Science at Montana University. Before coming to OSHA’s National Office Nieves worked as a consultant in private industry, for Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), and as an industrial hygienist for the Department of the Army. In her current role, Nieves’ responsibilities are to serve as an industrial hygienist and provide enforcement and technical guidance on OSHA requirements.
Member price: Free
Nonmember price: Free
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