How far along is your organization in complying with the new GHS requirements?
|Halfway or so
|What new requirements?
readers reported their organizations' progress in complying with the new OSHA hazcom standard
in an informal online poll conducted in November/December 2012.
Comment from a respondent answering "Fully compliant"
we got training early
Comments from respondents answering "Almost there"
we have trained just about all of our employee or have training scheduled for them.
We outsource our MSDS management for the majority of our subsidies. Further, the bulk of the responsibility for updating to GHS is on the manufacturers of the chemical who we require to provide MSDS along with every chemical we purchase.
Comments from respondents answering "Halfway or so"
Our new building is set up with new signage and the GHS booklet with current MSDS documents.
Employees are being told about GHS monthly. But we have not received product showing the new labeling.
Don't want to put the cart to far out in front the horse
1. Waiting on manufacturers to label their products so can see real examples.2. Vendor for web-based training is still in process of updating their program.3. In-house training almost ready to go.
Contracted with authoring company to update internal SDSEmployee training has started and targeted for completion by end of December
We have trained on the graphics that will appear on the labeling and within the sds. And the new format for the sds. We have also continued to train under the previous labeling and msds since not all companies have not made the changesturing to train to tr
Comments from respondents answering "Just started"
Hospital Setting deadline for training all employees 12/1/13 will have a computerized training model assigned to all staff for next year on new requirements
Trying to learn all the requirements.
waiting on the safety managers above to hand down proper language for our plant
New training requires money. I'm in the process of explaining to my Manager why we have to spend more money on training for Hazcom and why it is different. With the new information that is available he is slowly understanding what is needed.
I just started with the company and am currently trying to get up to speed.
They think they are ahead of everyone else, but they're not.
We are users of chemical products. Our hazcom written program and training program were revised to address new requirements and training program delivered this year to employees
The reg doesn't require compliance until 12/31/2013.Manufacturers don't have to change labels until 2014.We'll wait for all the changes to occur.
Comments from respondents answering “Haven’t started”
Not sure how this will be rolled out to employees.
I am not sure they even know or are aware of the new GHS Requirements.
Trying to determine what our approach will be to address the changes.
Need training on how the new requirements effect my business.
Waiting on direction from corporate.
Comments from respondents answering “What new requirements?”