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Free GHS Webinar for OSHA Alliance Participants

Posted in on Fri, Apr 5, 2013

From OSHA, with which ASSE has an Alliance –

Subject: Invitation to attend OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 Webinar “GHS and the US Manufacturer” – Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Through the OSHA and American Supply Association (ASA) Alliance, ASA has extended an invitation to Alliance Program participants to attend a free Webinar “GHS and the US Manufacturer – Labeling and Safety Data Sheet Revisions und OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012” on how OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 impacts US-based employers, particularly the wholesaler and distributor at 2:00 pm EST on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

The Webinar, co-sponsored by MSDSpro, LLC, and ASA, is expected to last 60 minutes. Louisa Mayers, Director of Regulatory Services at MSDSpro, will be the presenter.

Subject matter will include:

  • An Overview of OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012)
  • GHS Label Elements:  Signal Words, Pictograms, Hazards and Precautionary Statements
  • Changes to the Label and Material Safety Data Sheet under OSHA HCS 2012
  • GHS Classification of Substances and Mixtures
  • Criteria to Evaluate a GHS SDS and Label Authoring Solution

BACKGROUND:

On May 25, 2012, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was aligned with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and
Labeling of Chemicals (“GHS”) to enhance both employer and worker comprehension of chemical hazards and ensure appropriate handling and safe use
of workplace chemicals.  As a result, manufacturers must convert their existing United States Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) to conform with the GHS Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format under OSHA HCS 2012.  Given the June 2015 deadline to convert these highly-regulated documents to the specified 16-section format, it is imperative that manufacturers devise and implement a strategic plan to ensure their finished product SDSs meet the current chemical regulations wherever their companies’ products are shipped, including the United States.

Attendees should include those individuals within your company who are responsible for devising and implementing a strategic plan to ensure their finished product SDSs meet the current chemical regulations wherever their companies’ products are shipped, including the United States.

Alliance Program participants interested in participating on the Webinar should register for the Webinar by Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by clicking here.

Should you need additional information or have questions regarding the webinar, please contact Bill Willson (willson.bill@dol.gov).

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