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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM.
If you missed AISC’s safety webinar “Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Fabricators and Erectors,” you can now watch the free recording and view the presentation slides.
OSHA’s new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication requires fabricators and erectors to provide training to their employees on the new standard requirements by December 1, 2013. To help fabricators and erectors learn what the new GHS requirements are, how to comply with them and meet the training requirements, AISC offered the live webinar last month. This webinar is intended for users, not producers, of hazardous chemicals.
“In March 2012, OSHA issued a new Hazard Communication Standard (77 FR 17574), which completely revised the existing 1987 Hazard Communication Standard (52 FR 31852) by incorporating the United Nations Global Harmonization Standard (GHS),” said Lawrence F. Kruth, P.E., vice president of engineering, technology and safety at Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation (an AISC member and AISC certified fabricator/advanced certified erector), Lansing, Mich., chairman of AISC’s Safety Committee and the webinar speaker. “By December 1, 2013, all employees must be trained on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format. This webinar will offer guidance on how fabricators and erectors can comply with this requirement.”
You can watch the 75-minute webinar recording and view the presentation slides at www.aisc.org/safety under “Safety Webinars.” The free recording and presentation slides for AISC’s July safety webinar “Arc Flash Safety for Structural Steel Fabricators and Erectors” is also available at the webpage.