MentorHealth to Present Webinar on "GHS and Hazard Communication"

Wilmington, Delaware (PressExposure) October 31, 2012 -- The Globally Harmonized System (GHS)'s Hazard Communication Standard is set to undergo a change. Employees and employers working in industries and occupations that deal with chemical hazards will have to implement the language required in the new standard in their communications in future. Many new terminologies will replace existing ones; a few existing ones will be phased out, and employees and employers have to use different formats and requirements in their communication to address hazards at the workplace. A popular document in this profession, the material data safety sheet, is also set for a change.

This webinar will familiarize participants with the new standard of communication. It will offer a discussion of the highlights of the existing standard and then offer insights into ways in which it is set to change. This session will look at how the two standards are going to differ from each other, and the areas in which professionals in the industry have to make changes into their existing communication standard. It will also introduce the new format for the data safety sheet, the rationale for the present proposed changes, new training requirements and formats, and the timeline for implementation of the various stages of the new standard.

This webinar will cover the following areas:

o Hazard Communication
o Global Harmonization
o Bridging Principles
o Terms and Definitions
o Training Requirements
o Safety Data Sheet Format
o Timeline for Implementation

When: November 20, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

By whom: Dr. Kenneth S. Weinberg, Ph.D. is an independent consultant in environmental health and safety. Dr. Weinberg has consulted for several companies in the areas of OSHA Injury and Illness reporting, as well as auditing for OSHA inspections.

He has worked as the Director of Safety at Mass. General Hospital in Boston for almost twelve years, and has written several books on the topics of health care safety, OSHA, and Indoor Air Quality. He has also written several articles for prominent national safety publications, and serves on the editorial advisory boards for safety publications.

He has also been Administrator of the Health Care Division of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is a member of several panels that advice on safety related matters.

For whom:

The webinar will benefit
o Anyone involved in implementing the hazard communication standard in their industry
o Those who manage material safety data sheets
o Trainers

Duration: 60 minutes

To enroll for this webinar, contact Ph: 800-385-1607

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