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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Helps Ease the Transition to GHS with Healthcare HazCom Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 18, 2013 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions announces the release of HazCom for Healthcare: A GHS Overview, a new training program that educates healthcare employees on 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 benefits governments, employers and employees in several ways, one of which is the streamlining of hazard communication systems throughout the world. HazCom systems vary according to product, country and government agency.

HazCom for Healthcare: A GHS Overview helps healthcare 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 healthcare employees understand the Safety Data Sheets (SDS). HazCom for Healthcare: A GHS Overview ends by stressing the importance of employee access to SDS and the responsibility of employers to communicate chemical safety information.

Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing A free online preview is accessible at Preview and purchase online or get instant access with CoastalFlix™ streaming video.


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, Learning & Development 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.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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