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Integrating GHS with HAZCOM

- Integrating HAZCOM with GHS

The revised standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals.

Physical Hazards chemicals are those that may cause acute or chronic health effects after exposure.

Whenever the company requires personal protection then it’s up to the individual to wear it. When PPE is required, it’s not a choice. It’s mandatory to protect the health of the individual who may be exposed to potential health hazards.

The DOT or Department of Transportation labeling system uses a color-coded circle where there is a symbol and a term describing the major hazard of the material.

It is not necessary for the employer to provide training on each specific chemical. Training may be conducted by categories of hazard.

Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard are _________.

Employers are required to train workers by ________ on the new label elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.

The major difference between Material Safety Data Sheets and the new Safety Data Sheets is the SDS or Safety Data Sheets have a ____ section format.

In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. _________ Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information.

Employees should be trained and made aware of what is required by the HAZCOM standard such as labels, ____________ and other general information.


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