This GHS Container Labeling Training Video will help your employees understand the six types of information contained on a Globally Harmonized System (GHS) label as well as how to understand the 9 types of pictograms used in a GHS labeling program. This training DVD was created specifically to help you with the OSHA GHS compliance standard. The training video will help employees understand the following:
- How should chemicals be labeled under the GHS Standard?
- How do you read a GHS pictogram?
- What are the key components of any GHS labeling program?
Trainees going through this video will learn the following key components:
- What is the history of the GHS program under OSHA?
- Why was GHS implemented over the old SDS protocol?
- What are the six major pieces of information on the GHS label?
- What are the nine standard pictograms that are used in any GHS program?
- How do you read and interpret container labels?
This is important training for anyone in your facility that deals with chemical labeling. Since all companies must be in compliance with the GHS Standard, ensuring that all employees receive adequate training is paramount to success and compliance.
This training video will teach the following 6 key parts of a GHS container label:
- The product or chemical identifier (This appears at the top of the GHS label and is the name of the chemical that appears on the Safety Data Sheets or SDS
- The “Signal Word” which describes the level of severity of the chemical’s hazards and could be “warning” or “danger”
- The Hazard Statement associated with the chemical. These are based on the chemical’s Class and Category and can be found in the GHS “Purple Book.”
- The Precautionary Statement section of the label usually takes up the bulk of the text on any GHS label. There are four distinct types of information in this section of the label including exposure prevention, how to respond in case of a spill or exposure to the chemical, safe storage protocols for the chemical, and finally, how to properly dispose of the chemical
- The Supplier Identifier on the label which addresses the name, address, telephone number and producer of the chemical
- The Pictogram section of the label which includes pictures of any health, physical or environmental hazards associated with the chemical
The training DVD will also teach trainees how to decipher the 9 different pictograms outlined as follows:
- The Health Hazard pictogram which is the image of a person’s upper body with a star inside of it and indicates whether a chemical is carcinogenic, mutagenic, has reproductive toxicity, has respiratory sensitivity, has target organ toxicity, or has aspiration toxicity
- The Flame which would indicate the chemical may be flammable, pyrophoric, self-heating, emits flammable gas, is self-reactive or is an organic peroxide.
- The Exclamation Point which would indicate the chemical could be a skin or eye irritant, be a skin sensitizer, be acutely toxic, have narcotic effects, be a respiratory tract irritant, or be hazardous to the ozone layer
- The Gas Cylinder pictogram which indicates whether or not the chemical is a gas under pressure
- The Test Tube picture which would indicate whether the chemical causes skin corrosion or burns, eye damage, or be corrosive to metals
- The Explosion image would tell you whether or not the chemical is explosive, a self-reactive, or is an organic peroxide
- The Flame Over a Circle which indicates whether or not the chemical is an oxidizer
- The images of a Tree and Fish which indicates whether the chemical poses an environmental hazard or has an aquatic toxicity
- The Skull and Crossbones image which indicates whether the chemical should be considered acutely toxic, and possibly lead to toxicity or even death
These 9 components of the GHS label which are the in the pictogram section are critical to understanding how the chemical should be handled, stored, and respected.
This Container Label Training Video is available as a DVD or on a USB Stick. You can watch a full-length preview of the video below.