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GHS Labels and Safety Data Sheets

Description: This module is limited to the changes in the Hazard Communications Standard resulting from the US adoption of the Global Harmonized System for Classifying and Labeling Hazardous Materials (GHS). The new HAZCOM Program (29 CFR 1910.1200 and CCR Title 8, Section 1594) mandate that all employees be trained on the new GHS labels and Safety Data Sheet formats by December 1st, 2013. This program meets those training requirements.

Objectives: Defines GHS as a global standard for classifying and labeling hazardous materials. Explains how GHS drove changes to the Hazard Communications standards in the United States. • Describes the three main hazard categories established by the GHS program (physical, health, and environmental) • Explains the impact of the global economy and the world-wide shipment of hazardous materials as the driving force behind the development of GHS. • Defines and gives examples of the three primary hazard categories. • Uses the difference between the flashpoint of a flammable liquid and a combustible liquid as an example of standardizing the criteria. • Explains why a new label format and its contents were established under the GHS program. • Describes the sections of a GHS label and explains what information must be in each section. • Discusses each mandated pictogram and what each one indicates. Provides an example of a GHS label for Hydrogen Sulfide, and reviews each section. • Describes how the labels can be used by workers to properly handle, store, and use the material. Describes how information on the label can be used to protect workers and emergency responders during an accidental release. • Defines the 16 sections that must be included in a Safety Data Sheet, and the types of information must be in each of the sections.

Duration: 30 min

Language: English

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