Vermont Safety & Health Council
& the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) Safety & Health Chapter
HAZCOM / GHS Workshop
A General Industry and Construction related topic.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
9:00 AM to 1 PM with Lunch included
(doors open at 8:30 AM)
At the Charles Carter facility in Lyndonville, VT (directions below)
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:10 AM - Dan Whipple, VOSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist will give presentations on the following subjects
The VOSHA Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM) regulation, which is covered in 29 CFR 1910.1200, focuses on the responsibility to provide information concerning hazardous and toxic chemicals in the workplace. Major areas of focus will cover the requirements for a written program, material safety data sheets, container labeling and employee training. In addition, information on the Vermont specific permissible exposure limit (PEL) tables will be discussed.
In 2003, the United Nations (UN) adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS includes criteria for the classification of health, physical and environmental hazards, as well as specifying what information should be included on labels of hazardous chemicals as well as safety data sheets. OSHA is currently in the hearing stage of this regulatory change. This presentation will highlight the major changes including chemical labeling and MSDSs.
11:30 AM- A local company will do a presentation on their HazCom Plan.
12:00 12:30 PM Discussion from the floor
12:30 1:00 PM Networking and Lunch
To register, please contact Sue Murray, VSHC Bd Member, at:
Phone: 802-371-1289 x 2369
Email: [log in to unmask]
Mail: 1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602
Checks to be made payable to: Vermont Safety & Health Council
PO Box 9495, South Burlington, VT 05407
(Payment in advance; no credit cards, please.)
Please Note: Pre-registration required by or before Sept. 15th so we can order the food! Thanks.
Registration Fee (per person): - VSHC Members are Free!!
Non-members - $20.00; Fee waived if you join as a member.
Fee includes lunch & morning refreshments
More information at www.vshc.org
Directions to the Charles Carter Facility 1713 Industrial Parkway, Lyndonville, VT
VT Dept of Labor /Project WorkSAFE
5 Green Mountain Drive, P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, VT 05601-0488
p: 802-828-5985 f: 802-828-2195
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