GHS and the Status of the New SDS

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This webinar occurred on:  May 3, 2016

According to OSHA, "implementing GHS will enhance worker comprehension, resulting in appropriate handling and use of chemicals." OSHA further states that "the primary benefit of the GHS is to increase the quality and consistency of information provided to workers, employers and chemical users by adopting a standardized approach to hazard classification, labels and safety data."

The June 2016 deadline requires suppliers to provide end users with the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each of their products. While most of you are concentrating on training your employees to read and interpret the new SDS, labels, and pictograms, you may be overlooking the fact that many suppliers will not meet this deadline, causing confusion for your workers.

In addition, the new SDS will continue to be written by technical professionals, most will increase in size, and the much-touted pictograms are likely to initially add more confusion than clarity to your safety program.

This FREE GHS webinar will provide you with an update on the current status of the new SDS and other GHS changes or additions, and we will also explore some ideas that can be implemented in your workplace to ensure your employees can work more safely with hazardous materials.

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Tom Jacques - President, CHEM-RTU, a company that focuses on providing solutions and impartial advice to help companies navigate the complexity associated with conforming to the OSHA Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Numerous articles that he has written have been featured in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and environmental health and safety trade publications. They focus on providing a common sense approach to implementing GHS in the workplace.

Since 1998, he has conducted hundreds of chemical safety seminars for thousands of employees across multiple industry sectors, including many Fortune 500 companies. His online OSHA/GHS chemical safety seminars are frequently hosted by OH&S, EHS, ISSA, Learn Something, and HealthStream. In 2013, he was a keynote speaker at the 4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit hosted by ICAO, ALTA, RASG-PA held in Costa Rica. 

He co-founded the MAXCOM System, a proprietary online MSDS solution that simplified technical chemical information associated with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) in a manner that most employees can understand. He co-authored the book "Bioterrorism, Biological and Chemical Agents Emergency Response Guide," published by J.J. 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 was featured by the FBI at the U.S. Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, earning him an honorary gold medal from the Director of the FBI, John Mueller.

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.


Avery Products Corporation
Avery Products Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of printable labels, including GHS & workplace safety labels.

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