This free guide can act as part of a HazCom training program to help you and your team get up to speed on HazCom 2012, fully comprehend how it associates with GHS, and make your facility safer than ever.
Quickly Understand OSHA's New Chemical Labeling Rules
Meet Deadlines for Labels and SDS's
Keep Your Workers Informed & Safe
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Introduction to HazCom 2012
Around the world, many countries are already using the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) from the United Nations as a way to classify and label hazardous chemicals. In the United States, OSHA used this system as the basis for a major rewrite of the Hazard Communication Standards. The old "Right To Know" rules are on the way out; HazCom 2012 gives workers a "Right To Understand."
The old, confusing Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), with a different format from every chemical supplier, is gone. Now you'll see information in a consistent, 16-section Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Labels are simpler, too; every chemical label will have the same six parts, from Product Identifiers to Supplier Information, and each hazard will be identified with a bold, recognizable symbol in a red diamond.
But you can't play the new game until you know the new rules.