OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication Standard rule changes go into effect on June 1, 2016. Will your workplace be compliant with the new GHS labeling standards by then?
The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international standard for communicating the hazards present in chemicals. Effective June 1, all workplace labeling must be replaced by GHS pictograms, and employees must be trained to recognize the new communication standards.
There is still time to make your workplace compliant! Contact us today for help with the transition, or you can purchase GHS compliant labels and new SDS booklets on our website.
Time is running out – make sure your workplace is in compliance today!
More information on the new Hazard Communication Standard:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
Background on the switch to GHS
GHS Fact Sheet
With the Summer heat upon us, now is the time to ensure your work force has access to proper heat relief gear. But how do you assess the risk level from day to day? How do you account for changing temperatures and conditions through the course of a work day?
Thankfully, OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool is here to help! Available on Android and iPhone, the Heat Safety Tool provides a quick calculation of the Heat Index, the relative Risk Level, and even provides a list of precautions that should be taken under current weather conditions.
Keep your employees safe this Summer with Heat Relief products from Ritz Safety, and the Heat Safety Tool from OSHA. Click one of the links below to download the app.
Heat Safety Tool – Android
Heat Safety Tool – iPhone
Are you compliant with all driver training requirements for your employees? The National Safety Council now offers online Defensive Driving and other compliance courses, to enable employers to train workers quickly, easily, and at the employee’s pace.
NSC online training courses integrate full-motion video, animation, interactive user exercises and real-world situations to provide a comprehensive, technically-sound solution for employers needing compliant safety training.
Check out the NSC online safety training catalog for current offerings!
OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) recently released a new training tool, in the form of a web-based game. OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool is “an interactive, online, game-based training tool” that helps learn “the core concepts of hazard identification.”
The training tool does not get into details of specific OSHA regulations or what might be covered in an inspection, but instead focuses on good habits for identifying workplace hazards. Employees , business owners, or anyone interested in safety are challenged to look at all areas of a workplace for potential safety concerns.
The OSHA Hazard Identification Training Tool can be accessed here. If you are a business owner, safety coordinator, worker, or just someone interested in safety, it is worth trying out!