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GHS Global Harmonization System Training Course Online



The Globally Harmonized System of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals (GHS) is a universal system in assuring that all chemical products that are shipped around the world have a common system for notification of hazards to the end user. This includes in depth training on the New GHS Labeling Guidelines and additional required information; New GHS Symbols (Pictograms) which relay all applicable health, physical and environmental hazards; New GHS Signal Words which simplify employee understanding and emphasize chemical hazards and severity; and HCS 2012/GHS Hazard Statements that apply to each hazard class.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is designed to assist all personnel who must know the chemical hazards of the workplace with the transition to a worldwide system for labeling and classifying chemicals. The GHS was adopted by OSHA in March 2012 and has been dubbed “HCS 2012.” This is the first major change to the Hazard Communications Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) since 1994. The course is designed to meet the training requirements that are mandated under 29 CFR 1910.1200. The course should be taken by:

  • All supervisors or managers that must provide Hazard Communications to employees. This communication includes Safety Data Sheets, labels, and training requirements on the use of the new communications systems.
  • All Employees who will be the end users of the hazard communications systems.
  • Manufacturers and distributors of chemical products who are responsible for the development of Safety Data Sheets and labels on products being shipped.

The two main objectives of GHS is to:

  1. Provide a more comprehensive system of communicating hazards to workers worldwide.
  2. Reinforce the employee’s Right to Know and Right to Understand what those hazards are in the workplace.

Training Objective: The purpose of this online course is to ensure that all supervisors, managers, employees, manufacturers, and distributors fully understand the aspects of the new GHS system and the requirements of OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.1200.

At the conclusion of GHS Global Harmonization System Training, students will:

  • Understand the newly required system of labels, pictograms, hazard statements, and hazard codes
  • Understand the transition from Material Safety Data Sheets to required formatted Safety Data Sheets
  • Understand the “Right to Know” and “Right to Understand” under OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • Clearly know the transitional milestones and deadlines for implementation of the new Hazard Communication System

Completion Requirements: Students will be allowed to proceed at their own pace in this interactive, on-line training program. Students must complete the course and take the final examination following the on-line training.

Completion Checklist: Please read the following information carefully to help you complete your online course.

  1. Register for training (online) and complete the approximately 3 hours of on-line training.
    • Users can begin training immediately after registration.
    • Accumulated time can be checked at any time inside our Learning Management System (LMS).
  2. Complete your Final Exam
    • Following completion of the on-line course, the student will complete a “Final Exam” for certification issuance.
    • The Learning Management System will check:
      • Proper password
      • Online completion of the training
      • All sections and chapter exams completed
        • The exam includes 25 questions.
        • Passing score is 70% or better
        • You should study your Chapter Quizzes as 80% of the questions on your final come from these reviews.
        • If you do not pass the exam the first time, you will be given 2 additional attempts to pass the exam. We can provide additional Instructor assistance if needed.
  3. Certificate of Completion
    • A Certificate of Completion suitable for framing will be mailed via U.S. Mail.

  • Duration: 2.0 Hours
  • Prerequisites: None

Compliance Solutions “state-of-the-art” Learning Management System (LMS) delivers 24/7 interactive training, plus multiple methods of access for students to communicate with a qualified Instructor (Real-Time Asynchronous Communication, Telephone Hotline and E-Mail).

  • Immediate Access: We will provide immediate access to your online training course (after registration).

  • History of GHS
  • International Mandates
  • GHS Model
  • Required Safety Data Sheets
  • Labeling, Pictograms, Signal Words, Hazard Statements, Hazard Codes
  • New Mandatory Training Requirements
  • GHS/HCS 2012 Transition Plan

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