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.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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.
TRAINING DATES AND LOCATIONS
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.