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GHS Has Arrived, Now What?

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This webinar occured on:  March 14, 2013

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”.

With the December training deadline fast approaching, most of you are concentrating on simply training your employees how to read the new SDS format, labels and pictograms which of course is required under the new OSHA rule change.

However when you consider the new SDS will continue to be written by technical professionals, most will not be upgraded until 2015, and the much touted pictograms are likely to add more confusion than clarity, it will be all but impossible to enhance worker comprehension in your workplace without a complete overhaul of your current program.

Please join us as we share some ideas that can be implemented in your workplace to ensure your employees can work more safely with hazardous materials.

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This webinar occured on:  March 14, 2013

Tom Jacques
Director of Sales and Marketing for the MAXCOM Services Division of HAAS Group International, Inc. a world leader in chemical management services. He co-founded the MAXCOM System, which focuses on classifying workplace chemicals according to their physical and health hazards in a similar manner to GHS.

Dr. Karan Singh
Director of Research and Development and co-founder of the MAXCOM Services Division and Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching numerous courses related to OSHA and EPA regulations at the university, he teaches classes on Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Calculations at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, which uniquely qualifies him to determine the degree of hazards associated with hazardous, cytotoxic, and pharmaceutical drugs used in health care settings. Dr Singh has been classifying hazardous workplace chemicals in accordance with the criteria established by OSHA since 1998 and since 2009 in accordance with the criteria established by the GHS. He was employed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the 1970s, where he developed procedures to extrapolate toxicity and other hazards associated with hazardous chemicals.

Duration: 1 Hour

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