By now most employers know that OSHA transitioned from the unstructured eight section material data safety sheets (MSDS) to a highly structured sixteen section document. You must be in full compliance with the new regulations no later than June 1, 2016!
The problem is that most employers don’t actually understand how to undergo the transition, what to do with their old MSDS, what each of the new SDS sections really include or how to train their employees on the new requirements of the hazardous chemical (HazCom) regulations.
Providing practical guidance on why and how to successfully implement the new SDS format in your organization is what this highly informative webinar is all about.
What You'll Learn
- How to obtain new SDS
- What hazardous chemical manufacturers, importers and wholesale distributors have to do for you — and, what they don’t
- What to do with old MSDS
- How OSHA’s 30-year document retention rules apply to MSDS and SDS
- What each section of an SDS really includes
- How OSHA’s HazCom Compliance Directive forces an interface between SDS, labels and your hazardous chemical inventory
- OSHA’s accessibility guidelines related to the new SDS format
- Elements of an SDS training program
Deadlines for transitioning from OSHA'S previously required 8 section MSDS to the new 16 section SDS have already passed by, and new deadlines are coming up this year. If you missed the last ones – don't miss the next one!
Who Will BenefitAnyone who is responsible for overseeing, communicating and upholding OSHA guidelines including human resources personnel, manufacturers, safety directors, business owners, claims and insurance professionals, controllers, bookkeepers and attorneys will benefit from learning how to transition from their existing hazardous chemical communications program to the newly required one. This is a webinar you absolutely should not miss!