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Hazard Communication: Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System) in Construction

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20 to 26 minutes
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Standard Definition Wide
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Mastery Training Content Network
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Marcom, Ltd

The training addresses why OSHA adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and what the GHS is. The United Nations developed GHS so chemical information and ingredients can be communicated universally. The Hazard Communication Standard still exists, but this unifies the chemical standards for all countries. Classifications, Safety Data Sheets, and other information normally communicated through HazCom is improved with GHS, making symbols in labeling, and classification is unified.

The training is divided into eight major sections, plus an introduction at the beginning and a review at the end. The overview explains what GHS is and why it is important for safety in construction. The major sections are; what is the GHS, OSHA and the GHS, Hazard Classification, Safety Data Sheets, Labeling (Text Elements), Labeling (Pictograms), Information and Training, GHS Phase in Dates. The Safety Data Sheets identify the substances, including storage, and the information about how to transport material and information on cleaning it up. The review recaps all the categories and information within the video, emphasizing the importance of the standardization. Use this training to introduce all the workers on your job site to GHS.


Construction workers

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • What is the GHS?
  • OSHA & the GHS
  • Hazard Classification
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Labeling (Text Elements)
  • Labeling (Pictograms)
  • Information and Training
  • GHS Phase In Dates
  • Review

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