The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) revisions of the Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard as part of their adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) changed hazardous container label requirements. Now, manufacturers, importers and distributors must label or mark all containers of hazardous chemicals with six elements, which alert workers handling the containers and materials inside to associated hazards and how to respond during an emergency.
If your employees work with hazardous chemicals, it is crucial for them to understand container labels. Use the toolbox talk below to inform employees about the six elements every hazardous chemical container should have labeled on it.
Make it personal: What hazardous chemicals do employees regularly encounter at your facility? How should workers respond during an emergency?
Looking for tips on how to give a talk? Check out this blog post.