While the first implementation date of the 2012 Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ─ the employee training deadline on Dec. 1, 2013 – is more than a year away, there remains consternation among safety professionals as to how to understand and meet the new regulations, especially as it relates to the Globally Harmonized System’s (GHS) classification of chemicals. These concerns were evident during Labelmaster’s June GHS webinar, “GHS and the New Hazcom Revision: What You Need to Think About Now.”
In response to customer inquiries, Labelmaster is preparing two additional free webinars for 2012 that will examine the complex topic of GHS classification of chemicals. This two-part series will be presented in an easy-to-understand manner and will include question-and-answer segments.
- Register for GHS Classification of Chemicals and the 2012 Hazcom Standard – Part I (September 27, 1:00 p.m. CDT)
- Register for GHS Classification of Chemicals and the 2012 Hazcom Standard – Part II (November 8, 1:00 p.m. CST)
Both webinars will be facilitated by Paul Burgess, Labelmaster’s Staff Regulatory Specialist on the 2012 Hazcom Standard and GHS. Paul’s training and experience include degrees from both the University of Washington and Governor’s State University, professional certification as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZPOWER) Specialist. Paul is also certified in the Federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential program (TWIC). Altogether, Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in the EH&S/Hazcom/Dangerous Goods sector, including work in the military, interstate trucking, heavy manufacturing, and common railroad settings.
For additional GHS implementation information, please visit the Labelmaster GHS resources site. We offer a variety of GHS compliance products, including training programs and reinforcement tools (training cards, posters and wallet cards), pictogram labels, drum labels, custom labels, SDS binders and stations, and workplace hazard signage.