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The New GHS Standard
(Global Harmonization System) 
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GLOBAL HARMONIZATION 
OSHA standard: 29CFR 1910-134:
Over 3000 Changes in Hazardous Communication and DOT Regulations


 What is GHS ? (Global Harmonization System) 
   >A common and coherent approach
   >Defines and classifies Hazards
   >Communicates information on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) 
   >Variation of information from Country to Country and State to State 
   >United States has a estimated 950,000 such products
   >Adoption of requirements
   >Better employee protection
   >UN (United Nations) and NA (North America) friendly processes Better trade/business companies globally

​Who is required to provide this training and enforce the new system?

All employers nationwide are required to provide this training for its employees. Due date is December 31st   2013

Manufactures and developers of ALL chemicals are required to provide certification and SDS design training  by June 2014

All employers must also comply with a new written program specific to the new GHS program by June 2014

Topics to be discussed

 GUIDING PRINCIPLES 
Information will be conveyed in more than one way
Comprehensibility looks at all existing evidence
Phrases used to indicate the severity of the hazard must be consistent across different hazard types 

 THE SCOPE OF GHS 
Covers all Hazardous Chemical substances, diluted solutions, and mixtures
Pharmaceuticals, food additives, cosmetics and pesticide residues in food

 CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA
Health and Environmental Hazards
Physical Hazards
Mixtures

 HAZARD COMMUNICATION 
Changes in labeling
New Safety Data Sheets (SDS) 

 GUIDING PRINCIPLES OVERVIEW 
Written Program – mostly unchanged
Training – mostly unchanged, exception comprehending new SDS’s
Labels – new standards with thousands of changes and new symbols
(M) SDS – extensive changes

 SOME OF THE NEW CHANGED PRINCIPLES
  >Chemicals
  >Chemical Name
  >Hazardous Chemical
  >Health Hazard
  >Label(s)
  >Mixture
  >Physical Hazard
  >Trade Secrets

 NEW DEFINITIONS 
  >Hazard classification
  >Hazard category
  >HNOC (Hazards Not Otherwise Classified) 
  >Hazard statement
  >Label elements
  >Pictogram
  >Precautionary statement
  >Product identifier
  >Pyrophoric gas
  >Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  >Signal Word
  >Simple asphyxiant
  >Substance


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