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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Updated- What You Need to Know to be in Compliance. Presented By: Heather Stiner, SSPC. Introduction.
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Presented By: Heather Stiner, SSPC
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
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.
On May 25,2012 the standard was updated to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
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
Standardized safety data sheets, specifying a format for presentation or order of information
Note: During transition period you may comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 final standard or the current standard
Assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature and degree of hazard
Associated with the Hazard Pictogram
A phrase that describes recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure
Any significant changes regarding the hazards of a chemical shall be updated within 6 months of becoming aware of the new information
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
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