DuBois - PennTAP OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS-2012) Training

By PennTAP (other events)

Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

This training will focus on new changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protections for   America's workers. Building on the success of OSHA's current Hazard Communication Standard, the GHS is expected to prevent injuries and illnesses, save lives and improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers.  The Hazard Communication Standard in 1983 gave the workers the ‘right to know,' but the new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the ‘right to understand.' The session will cover:

  • Awareness of the changes that the GHS introduces in the hazard classification and labeling for chemical materials under HCS.
  • Understanding how to read both labels and safety data sheets under the new format.
  • Use of these references to properly manage chemical materials within the workplace.

The session will conclude with a question and answer session.


Bill Paletski, a senior technical specialist  with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), has more than 27 years of environmental and occupational safety experience. He has helped companies with environmental assessments, controls, permitting (EPA and DEP), management systems, ISO 14001, safety (OSHA) compliance and assessments, ISO 18001, quantitative data analyses, statistical process control, and DOT-required training.

Bill is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) of Pennsylvania and a Board Certified  Safety         Professional (CSP). He is also a Certified Level III  Thermographer and an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for the 10- and 30-hour course for General  Industry and Construction. He has presented papers and professional research in environmental safety throughout the United States. Bill has developed and conducted hundreds of educational and training courses for industrial and commercial companies about occupational safety and health and environmental compliance.

Any organization that manufactures, uses, stores, or handles hazardous chemicals is  affected by HazCom 2012. This is an  excellent  opportunity for front-line superviors, management, safety committee members,
and interested employers to learn more about HazCom 2012. Keep your employees SAFE and your company COMPLIANT.

$99 Per Person, free to Penn State students.


Penn State DuBois
April 9, 2014 - DEF 209, 1 College Pl

Penn State Erie
April 8, 2014 - Merwin Building
July 24, 2014 - Merwin Building

Penn State Hazleton
March 28, 2014 - 103 Butler Seminar Room
July 11, 2014 - 103 Butler Seminar Room

Penn State University Park
April 10, 2014 - 329 Building, Room 115, Innovation Park
July 25, 2014 - 329 Building, Room 115, Innovation Park

Penn State York
April 17, 2014 - Conference Centre, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue
July 31, 2014 - Conference Centre, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue

All workshops are held from 8:00-Noon

Directions and parking information will be provided after registering.

Training is available in Spanish by request.

If you need more information please call PennTAP at 814-865-0427.



Mailing Address

200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 156 University Park, PA 16802