GHS Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory


An important part of any lab worker’s job is to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This training video will teach lab workers about the new GHS, or Globally Harmonized System, for classifying and labeling chemicals. This GHS training video for lab employees will place special emphasis on working safely with chemicals they may encounter which could include flammables, corrosives, irritants, sensitizers, toxins or even carcinogens.

Replacing the old Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), the GHS system uses Safety Data Sheets or SDS for short. Viewers of this training will learn how to answer 4 basic questions about whatever chemical or substance they are working with: 1) “What is the material and what are it’s hazards?”, 2) What should I do if a problem occurs when I’m working with this material?”, 3) “What precautions should I take to prevent problems when I work with this material?”, and 4) Is there anything else I should know about this material?” The training video goes into great detail about each of the sections of a Safety Data Sheet.

This training will help your lab employees understand the chemicals they are working with, where to find information about those chemicals or substances, and what to do in case of an accident, spill, or emergency involving a substance that they are working with. This training is available on a DVD, USB Stick, or you can also purchase the training via our online safety training program.

This GHS laboratory safety video is 17 minutes long and you can view a full-length preview below.


All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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