Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
The current number of GHS-compliant companies in the United States is far below what OSHA envisioned when it decided to align the HazCom standard with the GHS in March 2012. A recent survey found that 50 percent of respondents claimed their company was not yet GHS compliant, even though the June 1 compliance deadline has passed.
This webinar offers guidance and advice from expert Denese Deeds, co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants Inc., who is active on the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Stewardship and Sustainability Committee and served on the team that developed the SDS and Label Author Registry. She is an AIHA Fellow, a past president of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), a Registered Specialist SDS and Label Authoring and the 2014 recipient of the AIHA Alice Hamilton Award.
As Deeds will note in her presentation, OSHA has revised its Hazardous Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS offers a standardized approach to 3 basic elements:
- Defining health, physical and environmental hazard data
- Classifying hazards
- Communicating hazards in the workplace and beyond.
OSHA estimates over 5 million workplaces employing approximately 43 million workers in the United States wil be affected by its revised standard, which had a final compliance deadline of June 1. If you feel that your company has failed to meet all of the criteria of the HazCom standard, you are not alone, and Deeds can help you feel more confident that your facility and company are meeting the requirements of the HazCom standard.
Denese Deeds, CIH
Co-founder & Director
Chemical Regulatory Services
Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.