For two years in a row, the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200 is the second most cited violation on OSHA’s Top 10 list. The sections within the HazCom standard most often violated include implementation of a HazCom program and training, followed by the requirement to maintain Safety Data Sheets.

Are you aware of the major changes to OSHA’s HazCom Standard and how it is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals? Employers have a responsibility under OSHA’s HazCom Standard to educate and train employees about the chemicals they work with and how to protect themselves from any potential hazards. The NJ Work Environment Council training may be able to help.

On September 30, 2017 WEC was awarded a Susan Harwood Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for our Preventing Exposures to Workplace Chemicals project. The project goal is to train employers and workers on recognizing hazardous conditions, preventing exposure to chemicals, and the importance of effective Hazard Communications programs and safe handling procedures.

WEC can provide FREE training to employers and workers on recognizing hazardous conditions, preventing exposure to chemicals, OSHA’s HazCom Standard and how it is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labeling of chemicals, and the importance of effective hazard communications programs.

For more information or to schedule training, contact Cecelia Leto at (609) 882-6100 ext. 308 or by email cgilliganleto@njwec.org.

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This material was produced under grant SH-31183-SH7 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.