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September 30, 2013

AGMA Members: Training Available to meet OSHA – GHS Requirement

The FTI is currently offering training for the new OSHA – GHS requirement for all AGMA members entitled ARE YOU READY FOR GHS? (GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION & LABELING OF CHEMICALS).

By December 1, 2013 all employers are required to have trained workers on OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication standard. Therefore, FTI is offering training classes on 10/10/13 and 11/7/13 to help employers and employees meet this OSHA requirement. Visit FTI for course and registration information.

According to the OSHA Brief; Hazard Communication Standard: Labels and Pictograms, “the revised standard requires that information about chemical hazards be conveyed on labels using quick visual notations to alert the user, providing immediate recognition of the hazards.” The students will analyze the labeling elements which have been (or will soon be) revised to reflect: the chemical manufacturer, product identifiers, signal words, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and supplementary information. The Globally Harmonized System of the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) contains the following major changes: 1) hazard classification, 2) labels, 3) Safety Data Sheets, and 4) information and training. A major component of the class will be student examination of sample Safety Data Sheets, with a special emphasis on Pictograms. Employer responsibilities will also be addressed.

We recommend  all employers send their key employees from both the office and the field to the class offered by the FTI in order to fulfill this training obligation.

Visit FTI for course and registration information.