OSHA Deadline for GHS Training Fast Approaching

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Update: The first deadline has passed. If you have not trained your staff yet, don't panic, but do take time to assemble a program. This article and the tools it contains can assist you.

First compliance date - December 1, 2013

According to OSHA announcements:
"By that time (Dec. 1st) employers must have trained their workers on the new label elements and the SDS format. This training is needed early in the transition process since workers are already beginning to see the new labels and SDSs on the chemicals in their workplace.To ensure employees have the information they need to better protect themselves from chemical hazards in the workplace during the transition period, it is critical that employees understand the new label and SDS formats." 


PUR-O-ZONE materials can help you understand the new GHS standard, and to train your employees, with a downloadable slideshow including notes in PowerPoint. Just click on the icon below. The program is designed to help you and your staff Understand the changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (Haz Com):

  • What is GHS?
  • Why was the GHS Developed?
  • What are the Benefits of GHS?
  • What are the Changes to Haz Comm Requirements with GHS?
  • Who does this Impact?
  • When Do You Need To Be In Compliance?
  • Review the New 2012 Hazard Communication
  • New Labeling Requirements
  • Overview of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) format 16 categories

Click on illustration to download presentation.

Make sure to pass around a log of attendance signed by each employee (download below). Record the date and timeframe covered. Make sure printed names are clearly readable. You may order certificates of attendance from PUR-O-ZONE, and if the tests are passed, we offer Cleaning Education Credits for each successful attendee (90% or more) on the same certificate. See the link below to email scanned tests.

Download a copy of the quiz

OSHA GHS Fact Sheet

OSHA Quick Cards:

Safety Data Sheets   Safety Data Sheets (Spanish)   Pictograms

Download an attendance sign-off sheet here   

Submit a list of attendees, titles and dates for certificates here

Scan and submit quiz answer sheets for grading here