GHS 2015 Update

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This webinar occurred on: April 23, 2015

By June 1, 2015, all manufacturers, importers, and employers must be ready for GHS -- they must comply with new label requirements and Safety Data Sheets by that deadline. OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 to require employers to adhere to elements of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, setting deadlines for worker training and for the labels and SDSs, along with new requirements for information the labels must include: signal words, hazard statements, pictograms, and more.

This presentation will discuss this fast-approaching deadline and the GHS implementation problems many workplace safety and health professionals are encountering.

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This webinar occurred on: April 23, 2015


Tom Jacques

An Independent Consultant who focuses on providing clients with impartial advice to navigate the complexity associated with conforming to chemical legislation related to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labelling of Chemicals, GHS.

He penned numerous articles about chemical safety and the GHS regulations recently Adopted by OSHA which have been featured in the Occupational Health and Safety, (OHS) and Environmental Health and Safety,( EHS) trade publications. 

While serving as the Director Sales and Marketing for the MAXCOM Services Division of HAAS TCM Group International, he conducted numerous GHS training seminars. Hosted by OHS, EHS, ISSA, Learn Something, Health Stream, his seminars provided assistance that enabled companies to utilize the GHS components adopted OSHA to create a safer workplace environment.

He served as the President and CEO of Maximum Compliance Technologies during which time he co-founded the MAXCOM System, a proprietary MSDS solution that simplified technical chemical information associated with Material Safety Data Sheets, (MSDS) in a manner that most employee can understand.

He co-authored the book, Bioterrorism, Biological and Chemical Agents Emergency Response Guide, published by JJ Keller and used by hundreds of emergency responders throughout America in the fight against the threat of terrorism.

He invented and patented a portable, self-contained decontamination system that is used by numerous hospitals across America and by the FBI at the US Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City earning him an honorary gold medal from the Director of the FBI, John Mueller.

He served as President and CEO of TJ Specialties and Environmental Services, Inc., providing spill response services and equipment for hazardous chemical spills and disposal in the Rocky Mountain Region for Refineries, Chemical Companies, Healthcare facilities many other industries.

Tom has over 40 years experience in sales and marketing with the emphasis on environmental, and employee health and safety issues. He received his hazardous material training from the University of Cincinnati, and he is a leading expert in OSHA/GHS employee right-to know compliance regulations recently adopted by OSHA.

Jacques is the Chairman of the Board for AIDSpirit USA, a non-profit (NGO) organization that provides assistance to individuals in the US and Africa affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDSpirit USA recently built an orphanage in Uganda which serves as home to 23 children and in addition they have drilled several wells that provide clean water to over 30,000 people.


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Duration: 1 Hour