Safety Facility Equipment Identification Catalog Page 13 Key Business Issues

13 Key Business Issues Hazard Communication Implementation Timeline Effective Date Requirement(s) Who December 1, 2013 Train all employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format Employers June 1, 2015 Comply with all modified provisions of the final rule, except: Chemical manufacturers, importers December 1, 2015 Distributors must ship containers with a GHS label Chemical distributors June 1, 2016 Update workplace labeling and hazard communication program, and provide additional employee training if necessary Employers GHS (Globally Harmonized System) Compliance GHS is an acronym for the The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The GHS standard is an international standard created by the United Nations for the purpose of classifying and labellling hazardous chemicals. A majority of countries globally have adopted and are enforcing most elements of the GHS with their regulatory agencies having jurisdiction for this public safety concern. OSHA published an updated Hazard Communications standard in 2012 that incorporates the major elements of the GHS. A 3 year transitional period allows companies time to fully implement the new standards in their facilities. The basic requirements for OSHA's HazCom standard are: A written chemical hazard program Labels on containers Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Chemical hazard training for employees The Top 3 Things You Need To Know About GHS 1. Label and SDS formats are changing, make sure your company and employees are trained and aware of the changes 2. This harmonized standard has already been adopted by 68 countries around the world (and that number is still growing) 3. Don't wait to take action! Start updating your labels and training your employees today Label Printers & Software BBP 31 and BBP 33 Label Printers (page 352) Produce 2-color GHS labels in one print pass by using MarkWare Software and pre-printed GHS labels for the BBP 31 and BBP 33 Printers. GlobalMark 2 Sign & Label Printer (page 380) This multi-color benchtop printer has a built-in plotter cutter and can create labels up to 4" wide. It even prints directly on magnets and tag stock. MarkWare Facility Identification Software (page 405) Markware 3.9 Software facilitates the creation and printing of GHS-compliant labels. Includes templates for Brady's BBP 31 Sign & Label Printer, BBP 33 Label Printer, BBP 85 printer and GlobalMark 2 Industrial Printer. GHS Pictograms (page 200) Pre-printed die cut labels identify hazardous products for chemical risks, health risks and environmental risks in accordance to the United Nations' universal approach to classifying and communicating chemical hazards. GHS Compliance Product Solutions 1-888-272-3946

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