New Hazard Communication and Global Harmonized System
OSHA has had a Hazard Communication regulation in place since 1986. This standard is typically among the top 5 violations cited by OSHA Inspectors when they visit a workplace. In 2012 Congress enacted sweeping changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, including incorporation of the Globally Harmonized system of Chemical classification. This new standard affects all segments of industry, whether they use, manufacture, or distribute chemicals.
This seminar will explain the requirements of the new Hazard Communication Standard and compare the old requirements with the new requirements. Examples of how the new requirements will be implemented, along with a time line for implementation will be presented. Attendees will be able to explore the requirements of the updated regulation and determine how to best apply it in their business.
OSHA Record Keeping
Whether one likes it or not, OSHA plays an important role in the day to day activities of most businesses. Employers wish to comply with OSHA to provide a safe workplace for their employees. They also want to avoid fines and the problems that come about as a result of those fines. It is not always easy to understand the intricacies of some OSHA regulations, such as the updated OSHA Injury and Illness reporting requirements.
During this seminar, we will cover the requirements of the regulation, highlight the changes and explain how to better understand the requirements of the regulation so as to avoid fines and penalties. We will also provide practical examples and hands on activities so that attendees can apply the lessons of the seminar to real life situations.
DAY 01(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Registration Process - (8:30 AM till 9:00 AM)
Session will begin by – (9:00 AM)
Introduction to OSHA – this is an interactive review of OSHA and selected State Plan requirements including:
Recently revised reporting requirements of certain types of accidents involving employee injury or death, hospitalizations, etc.
General paper recordkeeping requirements, OSHA or State Poster
Recently revised violations penalty structure
Pending electronic reporting of OSHA Log Cases via website – this can have far-reaching implications
Drug & Alcohol test programs- dis-incentive to reporting
Complaint procedures – OSHA is strongly encouraging employees to file complains with their Agency
Types of Inspections – how to navigate this process
Review of basic OSHA compliance requirements
Employee Training & education
How to train a ‘Competent Person
Example of structuring a basic Fall Protection training course curriculum
OSHA resources – SLTC; NIOSH; affiliations and affinity groups, etc.
Top Ten OSHA rule ‘violations’ – administrative and functional; how to stay in compliance
Hazard Communication / Globally Harmonized Standard – how to comply with this Standard
Safety Data Sheets
Pictograms – on SDS’s and containers
Written HCS/GHS Plan
Labels, storage, handling, transfer
Chemical Inventory List, maintenance; minimization; substitution
Hazardous Materials (Haz Mat) response to low level spill or leak – basic first steps
Review of North American Haz Mat Emergency Response Guidebook
Practical applications for spill control measures, basic chemistry
DAY 02(8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Review of Basic Industrial Hygiene applicable to industrial, construction, commercial trades
Blood borne pathogen awareness & program compliance
Silica Dust – Exposure Control Program
Indoor Air Quality
Zika & similar environmental hazards- Noro-virus; bird flu; hanta virus; reptile; rodent, etc.
Seasonal Health Factors – cold & flu avoidance, sanitary practices
Cold Weather Dress for Working safely outdoors
ERP – Active Shooter, Violence in the Workplace- severe weather preparedness
Why having an Employee Safety Committee is critically important
Fire Safety and Life Safety Code Compliance
Evacuation Drills from designated occupancies – how to simulate a drill in a high rise building
Emergency Preparations & Planning for specialty occupancies
Battery safety – for electric fork lift applications and UPS installations/Computer rooms, etc.
Other examples of Best Safety Practices
There will be a one page (20 Question) final exam for this session.
Exam is self-corrected, go around the room, participative