New OSHA Required GHS Hazard Communication Training
OSHA has recently passed regulations that will affect employees who handle, use, or store chemicals. The new regulations will update the Hazard Communication Regulations. These new regulations will require chemicals to be labeled more consistently and will standardize the Material Safety Data Sheets. The new regulations will be phased in over the next five years; however, the first compliance deadline is December 1, 2013. By this date, all employees who work with chemicals must have received training on the new standard.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in conjunction with Cal Poly Pomona’s EHS Department, has developed an on-line training module that will be assigned to those employees who are currently required to complete Hazard Communication (Hazcom) training. Due to the phased in aspect of the new regulations, there will be multiple labeling systems present in the near future. Consequently, employees will be required to complete the new training titled “Hazard Communication 2013.” This training is comprised of an introduction, the new Hazcom training module, and the current Hazcom module. The training should take approximately 45-minutes to complete.
The training will be assigned to employees on or about October 16, 2013, to allow completion of the training prior to the December 1st deadline. We understand that you are busy and your time is valuable, so every effort has been made to keep the training concise while meeting the requirements. If you have any questions, please contact EHS or your supervisor.