Hazard Communication and GHS—What Employees Need to Know

Course Description:

Are your employees prepared for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) compliance? In this session, your trainees will learn how to recognize hazardous chemicals, understand the risk they pose, interpret the information on chemical labels, understand safety data sheets (SDSs), protect themselves from physical and health hazards, and respond to emergencies.

Course Duration: 29 minutes

Why “Hazard Communication and GHS—What Employees Need to Know” Matters:

Hazardous materials are found in many workplaces, and millions of workers face potential exposure every day. Here are some facts:

43 million workers are potentially exposed annually at 5 million businesses.

880,000 hazardous chemicals are used in the United States.

There are 50,000 injuries and illnesses annually.

There are 125 fatalities annually.

Chronic illness and fatalities are too often the outcomes of chemical exposure at work.

Key Points:

  • Hazard Communication makes you safer.
  • GHS provides standardized safety and health information.
  • Chemicals can present both physical and health hazards.
  • Labels and SDSs provide information on specific chemicals.
  • Use of appropriate personal protection equipment reduces injury and illness risk.

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