OSHA's New GHS Chemical Standard — Are You Ready?
David A. Casavant,
Executive Director
Workplace Safety Awareness Council

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    • David A. Casavant, CFM is the executive director of the Workplace Safety Awareness Council, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to keeping America's workplace's safe. He is a regular speaker at national conferences including National Facility Management & Technology, NecCon and WorldWorkplace and also a regular contributor to numerous trade publications. Mr. Casavant also authored the award winning book entitled "Emergency Preparedness for Facilities -- A Guide to Safety Planning and Business Continuityquot;. Also the Workplace Safety Awareness Council continues to receive rave reviews on its latest software program, the "OSHA Navigator PRO". The Workplace Safety Awareness Council (www.wpsac.org) was just awarded a training grant from OSHA and this summer will be delivering fifteen free classes on electrical safety in a built environment. Additionally, the council's renowned "OSHA Bootcamp" training seminars are available throughout the year.

Wendy Dietzler
Director of Education
Trade Press Media Group

In May 2012, OSHA decided to do away with its current — and most frequently cited — Hazard Communication Standard, and align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The result? A new, far-reaching standard requiring the stringent labeling of hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and in–depth training for any staff that handles them. Millions of Material Safety and Data Sheets and labels currently in circulation must be revised, rewritten and republished to comply with GHS provisions.

The standard becomes mandatory on June 1, 2015, but with a key staff training deadline of December 1, 2013 already looming, this issue promises to be a game-changer.

No matter how your facility uses chemicals, you will be affected by this newly adopted language. Even cleaning products are covered by this newly adopted GHS, as are compressed gases, pool chlorine and a host of other flammable, toxic and corrosive chemicals.

This web workshop, presented by David Casavant, executive director of the Workplace Safety Awareness Council, will teach you the required new way to manage and handle virtually all potentially hazardous chemicals in your facility.

You will learn:

BONUS: The webcast even includes specific content you can use for your GHS employee training program, including:

  1. A basic PowerPoint presentation that can be used to train your staff downstream on the GHS standard as required by December 2013.
  2. A HAZCOM/GHS plan template as required by OSHA.

Osha's New GHS Chemical Standard - Are You Ready? | Only $199

*For those attendees who successfully complete a learning outcomes assessment, Trade Press Media Group is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.