INTERVIEW: What is OSHA GHS and What You Need to do to Stay Current on Safety Training

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What is GHS and why should I care?

On March 20, 2012, OSHA issued a final rule that substantially modifies its Hazard Communication Standard to conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS.

The goal of GHS is to use more effective communication of chemical hazards to improve the safety and health of our employees.

The reason you should care, is because employers are required to train employees on the new chemical label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format by December 1, 2013 to comply with the OSHA ruling.

To understand the new standard, we've recorded an interview with Don McGruder, Safety Consultant and Trainer for EMPO Corporation, a Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) servicing clients across the United States.

Click the Play Button to listen (approximately 18 minutes)


Don't wait until the last minute to be in compliance!

Order OSHA GHS Compliant Safety Training has completed updating the English version of Safety Training Program to meet OSHA GHS Standards.  You can order here:

Safety Training Program for Residential Cleaners (PDF Download)

Safety Training Program for Residential Cleaners (Print)

The Safety Training DVD is not yet complete but we are taking Pre-Orders. The DVD's will be available in April 2013.

DVD: Janitorial Employee Safety Program

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