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Osha hazard communication standard updated what you need to know to be in compliance

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Updated- What You Need to Know to be in Compliance

Presented By: Heather Stiner, SSPC


Introduction
Introduction Know to be in Compliance

This webinar will explain the importance of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200, explaining how it differs from the past version, how to conform to the current version, and how the current standard improves quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers and helping reduce trade barriers, resulting in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals


Osha hazard communication standard 1910 1200
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 Know to be in Compliance

Ensures that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees.


Osha hazard communication standard 1910 12001
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 Know to be in Compliance

On May 25,2012 the standard was updated to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals


Global harmonized system
Global Harmonized System Know to be in Compliance

Providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach for labeling containers and creating safety data sheets

Based on major existing systems from around the world, including OSHA’s Hazardous Communication Standard


Global harmonized system1
Global Harmonized System Know to be in Compliance

  • Provides harmonized classification hazard criteria for:

    • Health

    • Physical

    • Environmental


Global harmonized system2
Global Harmonized System Know to be in Compliance

  • Standardized labeling of containers, providing appropriate:

    • Signal Words

    • Pictograms

    • Hazard and Precautionary Statements


Global harmonized system3
Global Harmonized System Know to be in Compliance

Standardized safety data sheets, specifying a format for presentation or order of information


Benefits of osha making modification
Benefits of OSHA Making Modification Know to be in Compliance

  • OSHA has modified the Hazard Communication Standard to adopt the Global Harmonized System to:

    • Improve safety and health of workers

      • Standardized Labels

        • Ensures appropriate handling and safe use

      • Standardized Safety Data Sheets

        • Enables employers, workers, health professionals and emergency responders to access the information more efficiently and effectively


Benefits of osha making modification1
Benefits of OSHA Making Modification Know to be in Compliance

  • Adoption of GHS improved information received from other countries

    • Benefit since US is both a major importer and exporter


When do i need to comply
When do I need to Comply? Know to be in Compliance

Note: During transition period you may comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 final standard or the current standard


Importance of training
Importance of Training Know to be in Compliance

  • OSHA is requiring training on labeling requirements and safety data sheet formats by December 2013

    • If receive label and safety data sheet consistent with the Global Harmonized System employees:

      • Have familiarity of them

      • Understand how to use them

      • Can access the information effectively


Hazard classification changes
Hazard Classification Changes Know to be in Compliance

  • OLD WAY

    • Hazard determination provisions have definitions of hazard and evaluator determines whether or not the data on a chemical meet those definitions

    • Performance-oriented approach

      • Provides parameters for evaluation

      • Not specific detailed criteria


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Hazard Classification Changes Know to be in Compliance

  • NEW WAY

    • Has specific criteria for each health and physical hazard, along with detailed instructions for hazard evaluation and determinations as to whether mixtures or substances are covered

    • Establishes hazard classes and categories

      • Reflects the relative severity of the effect


Label changes
Label Changes Know to be in Compliance

  • Labels will be required to have:

    • Pictograms

    • Signal Words

    • Hazard Statement

    • Precautionary Statement


Pictogram
Pictogram Know to be in Compliance

  • Consists of a different symbol on a white background within a red square diamond frame

  • 8 different types

    • Health Hazard

    • Flame

    • Exclamation Mark

    • Gas Cylinder

    • Corrosion

    • Exploding Bomb

    • Flame Over Circle

    • Skull and Crossbones


Signal words
Signal Words Know to be in Compliance

  • Used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert potential hazard on label

    • Danger

      • More severe

    • Warning

      • Less severe


Hazard statement
Hazard Statement Know to be in Compliance

Assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature and degree of hazard

Associated with the Hazard Pictogram


Hazard statement1
Hazard Statement Know to be in Compliance

  • Health Hazard

    • Carcinogen, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, respiratory sensitizer, target organ toxicity, aspiration toxicity

  • Flame

    • Flammables, pyrophorics, self-heating, emits flammable gas, self-reactives, organic peroxides


Hazard statement2
Hazard Statement Know to be in Compliance

  • Exclamation Mark

    • Irritant, skin sensitizer, acute toxicity, narcotic effects, respiratory tract irritant, hazardous to ozone layer

  • Gas Cylinder

    • Gases under pressure


Hazard statement3
Hazard Statement Know to be in Compliance

  • Corrosion

    • Skin corrosion/burns, eye damage, corrosive to metals

  • Exploding Bomb

    • Explosives, self-reactives, organic peroxides


Hazard statement4
Hazard Statement Know to be in Compliance

  • Flame Over Circle

    • Oxidizers

  • Skull and Crossbones

    • Acute toxicity


Precautionary statement
Precautionary Statement Know to be in Compliance

A phrase that describes recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure


Updating labels
Updating Labels Know to be in Compliance

Any significant changes regarding the hazards of a chemical shall be updated within 6 months of becoming aware of the new information


Example of label components
Example of Label Components Know to be in Compliance


Safety data sheets sdss
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Know to be in Compliance

  • Revised Hazard Communication Standard requires the following 16-section chronological format:

    • Section 1: Identification

    • Section 2: Hazards Identification

    • Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients

    • Section 4: First-Aid Measures

    • Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures


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Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Know to be in Compliance

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity

Section 11: Toxicological Information


Safety data sheets sds
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Know to be in Compliance

Section 12: Ecological Information

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Section 14: Transport Information

Section 15: Regulatory Information

Section 16: Other Information, Including Date of Preparation or Last Revision


Safety data sheets sdss2
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Know to be in Compliance

  • Required Exposure Limit Data

    • Threshold Limit Values (TLVs)

    • PELs

    • Other Exposure Limits


Safety data sheets sdss3
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) Know to be in Compliance

  • Carcinogen Classification

    • Classification listings of IARC and NTP

    • Makes classification easier and more consistent


Addition of hazardous chemicals
Addition of Hazardous Chemicals Know to be in Compliance

  • In the revised Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA has added:

    • Pyrophoric Gases

    • Simple Asphyxiants

    • Combustible Dust


Pyrophoric gases
Pyrophoric Gases Know to be in Compliance

  • Must be addressed both on container labels and SDSs

  • Designated Label Elements

    • Signal Work “Danger”

    • Hazard Statement “Catches Fire Spontaneously if Exposed to Air”


Simple asphyxiants
Simple Asphyxiants Know to be in Compliance

  • Must be addressed both on container labels and SDSs

  • Designated Label Elements

    • Signal Word “Warning”

    • Hazard Statement “May Displace Oxygen and Cause Rapid Suffocation”


Combustible dust
Combustible Dust Know to be in Compliance

  • Must be addressed both on container labels and SDSs

  • Designated Label Elements

    • Signal Word “Warning”

    • Hazard Statement “May From Combustible Dust Concentrations in the Air”


Who will be affected and what are the costs
Who Will be Affected and What Are the Costs? Know to be in Compliance

  • Estimated that over 5 million workplaces in the United States will be affected

  • Sum of 4 major cost elements:

    • Classifying chemical hazards in accordance with revised criteria

    • Training of employees to become familiar with new warning symbols and revised SDS format

    • Yearly required management for adoption

    • Printing packing and labels for hazardous chemicals


Updates to global harmonized standard
Updates to Global Harmonized Standard Know to be in Compliance

  • Living Document

  • Must remain up-to-date and relevant

    • Standard reviewed every two years


Questions
Questions? Know to be in Compliance


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