VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 18, 2012 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions announces the release of HazCom: In Sync with GHS, a new training program that explains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised HazCom standard. The standard now incorporates the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
According to OSHA, adopting GHS yields benefits to governments, employers and employees, one of which is the streamlining of hazard communication systems not just across the United States but also throughout the world. HazCom systems vary according to product, country, and government agency.
HazCom: In Sync with GHS helps organizations transition to GHS and comply with OSHA’s updated requirements. It shows employees the importance of GHS, defines the classes of hazards and provides examples of each.
The program covers the appropriate labels for shipped containers, including product identifiers such as signal words, hazard statements and precautionary statements. It also describes the pictograms and their referents, and helps employees understand the Safety Data Sheets (SDS). HazCom: In Sync with GHS ends by stressing the importance of employee access to SDS and the responsibility of employers to communicate chemical safety information.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and performance. More than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries have used Training Solutions products and services to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.
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