For the last two years, the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200 is the second most cited standard on OSHA’s Top 10 list of violations. 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. In 2012, the HazCom standard was updated to align with the international Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labeling of chemicals. Major updates included hazard clarification, labels and safety data sheets.
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.
Please join the NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) on January 30, 12 pm for a webinar on the Introduction on OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. Please register here.
WEC can also 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.
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