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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

Apr 8 2014 - 8:00am
Jul 24 2014 - 8:00am
5451 Merwin Lane

Hazard Communication Standard (HCS-2012) Training

This training will focus on new changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard that is bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protection for America's workers.

Building on the success of OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard, the GHS is expected to prevent injuries and illnesses, save lives, and improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers. The Hazard Communication Standard in 1983 gave workers the “right to know,” but the new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the “right to understand.”

The session will cover:

  • the changes that the GHS introduces in the hazard classification and labeling for chemical materials under HCS
  • how to read both labels and safety data sheets under the new format
  • use of these references to properly manage chemical materials in the workplace

The session will conclude with a question and answer session.

This workshop is being offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in collaboration with PennTap.


About the Speaker:

Bill Paletski, a senior technical specialist with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), has more than 27 years of environmental and occupational safety experience. He has helped companies with environmental assessments,  controls, permitting (EPA and DEP), management systems, ISO 14001, safety (OSHA) compliance and assessments, ISO 18001, quantitative data analyses, statistical process control, and DOT-required training.

Bill is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) of Pennsylvania and a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is also a Certified Level III Thermographer and an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for the 10- and 30-hour courses for General Industry and Construction. He has presented papers and professional research in environmental safety throughout the United States. Bill has developed and conducted hundreds of educational and training courses for industrial and commercial companies about occupational safety and health and environmental compliance.


Who Should Attend?

Any organization that manufactures, uses, stores, or handles hazardous chemicals is affected by HazCom 2012. This is an excellent opportunity for front line supervisors, management, safety committee members, and interested employers to learn more about HazCom 2012. Keep your employees SAFE and your company COMPLIANT.


Cost: $99 per person


Workshop Date:

July 24, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Workshop Location: 5451 Merwin Lane, Erie, PA 16510


Please click here to register.


Training is available in Spanish by request.

This material was produced under grant number SH-24928-3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 


Event Contact Name: 
Carleen Orlando
Event Contact Email: 
(814) 898-6466
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