OSHA recognizes the dangers of chemicals when used improperly and/or when employees don’t realize the dangers due to lack of knowledge. The HCS is designed to eliminate potential dangers by ensuring employees have the information necessary to protect themselves and their coworkers. This information is provided in two forms: Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Labels.
Labels provide quick, important information about a chemical which could save your life. They are effective in communicating health and physical hazards, as well as how to minimize or prevent adverse affects resulting from exposure to the hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling. Labels are affixed to, printed on, or attached to the container of a hazardous chemical, or the outside packaging.
Employees should know how to read chemical labels and understand the information presented before dealing with hazardous chemicals.
The video is 13 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with OSHA’s GHS regulations on Labeling, including:
The following are previews of the Hazcom Chemical Labels Safety Training videos: