The basic goal of a Hazard Communication Program is to ensure employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves. This standard is designed to ensure that information about these hazards and associated protective measures is disseminated to workers and employers. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now in the process of becoming aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the HCS will provide a common and consistent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This program, once implemented, will improve the quality and consistency of chemical hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for employers and employees by providing more easily understandable information on the safe use and handling of hazardous chemicals. During this session, participants will review the history of HCS and GHS as well as the key changes and implementation schedule for American workplaces. 

After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe the four main employer responsibilities under the HazCom standard.
  • Describe the main purpose for the GHS integration program and process. 
  • Describe the components of an appropriate HazCom program, including requirements to provide specific information.
  • Describe the differences between the former HazCom labeling requirements for a chemical, and the new format for the GHS. 
  • Identify the effective dates of the GHS program, how this affects you, and what you need to do. 


Who Should Attend:

  • Safety specialist/manager
  • Mechanical/industrial engineer
  • Continuous improvement specialist
  • Human resources manager
  • Safety committee member
  • Plant supervisor
  • Operations manager
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Manufacturing personnel

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
May 21, 2013 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Safety: Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and Hazard Communication (HCS)
Speaker Information
Jamie Bauer ASP   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available for recertification credits for individuals who have earned a certification through SME.
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