Globally Harmonized System (GHS): An Introduction

    Introduction to Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

    Course Overview

    This Introduction to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an intermediate online safety course that addresses the recent changes to OSHA's hazard communication standard and the movement to establish a globally harmonized hazard communication system. Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard covered by this course include Hazard Classification, Labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Information and Training, as well as benefits of the changes.

    PER OSHA: All employees must be trained in the new Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard, including the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format, before December 1, 2013.

    Intended Audience

    The Introduction to GHS online safety course was developed for all level of workers in industries covered by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (e.g. General Industry, Construction, Transportation, etc.). It is intended to provide employees (workers, laborers, supervisors and managers) who work with and are otherwise exposed to hazardous chemicals and hazardous substances with a working understanding of GHS and the new labels and safety data sheets.

    • Suitable for All Industries
    • Supervisors and Managers
    • Workers, Employees and Laborers

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, the student will be able to: Identify major changes in OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, be familiar with the new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format and Labeling requirements to include the new Pictograms requirement. This training will also introduce OSHA’s employer obligations with respect to the revised hazard communication regulation incorporating GHS.

    Course Topics

    • Intro to Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • What is GHS?
    • GHS Impacts
    • Hazard Communication Labels
    • Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets (SDS's)
    • Employer Obligations


    • GHS
    • SDS
    • MSDS
    • Pictograms

    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety's intermediate-level Globally Harmonized System (GHS): An Introdution online safety course will provide all employees with a working, and fundamental, understanding of GHS, including the Labels and Safety Data Sheets they may need to be familiar with on a daily basis when dealing with hazardous chemicals. Students will learn hazardous chemical safety, including the health hazards and work practices to limit exposure to those hazards. After successfully completing this training, the student will better understand know:

    • Changes to OSHA's new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
    • Physical, Health and Environmental Labels; Pictograms
    • Changes to OSHA’s label format on workplace containers
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) vs Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Benefits of OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard incorporating GHS
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