Safety Today

Hazard communication training required for
some employees

Houston – By December 1, all employees who may have exposure to hazardous chemicals while on
the job will be required to complete updated training around a new format for labels and safety data sheets.

It’s all part of the Hazard Communication Standard that was revised by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) last year to be in line with the Global Harmonization System for Classification and
Labeling, which is internationally recognized. The revised standard includes a new procedure for chemical
manufacturers and distributors to classify the hazards of each chemical they produce.

As a result of these changes, Waste Management has developed training materials that explain:

Training materials, which includes a facilitator guide, participant guide and PowerPoint presentation, are now
available on the WM Safety Services SharePoint site accessible through Visor). Training may take as long as
1.5 hours to complete. However, the curriculum is divided into four modules so that it can be accomplished in
20-minute durations. Spanish training materials are also available. 

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Hebert at lhebert@wm.com.