Training and education are key elements in the success of any EHS compliance and management program. Inadequate training can result in fines and, more importantly, accidents and injuries. CEM’s training services focus on improving both the work environment and work practices. We can design a customized training program or tailor an existing program from our extensive library to suit your needs. From informal awareness training to customized EHS technical seminars and “train-the-trainer” programs—we have trained thousands of individuals at hundreds of locations around the world.
OSHA has imposed a deadline of December 1, 2013 for training employees on the GHS Hazard Communication Standard. According to the OSHA Web site:
OSHA is requiring that employees are trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) and SDS format by December 1, 2013, while full compliance with the final rule will begin in 2015. OSHA believes that American workplaces will soon begin to receive labels and SDSs that are consistent with the GHS, since many American and foreign chemical manufacturers have already begun to produce HazCom 2012/GHS-compliant labels and SDSs. It is important to ensure that when employees begin to see the new labels and SDSs in their workplaces, they will be familiar with them, understand how to use them, and access the information effectively.
With the GHS training deadline imminently approaching, we believe CEM can be a critical asset in helping you to meet this OSHA deadline while keeping your costs low. We can help you with any combination of the following three services: