Tag: SDS

Training Workers to Deal with Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

A great many people suffer from allergies, and an unfortunate minority have allergies so severe that their reaction is a life-threatening condition called “anaphylaxis.” Today’s Advisor will provide you with a brief—but potentially life-saving—training session on how to deal with anaphylaxis.

Train Young Workers in These Areas

In yesterday’s Advisor, we got expert advice on employers’ responsibilities, including training, to keep young workers safe. Today, we outline in more detail the areas in which young workers need to be trained.

Design Handouts to Give Trainees a ‘Hand Up’ to Better Performance

  If your handouts are “throwaways,” you’re doing something wrong. Presentation expert Marie Wallace says, “Too many presenters treat handouts like an afterthought, justifying their action with ‘They will just get trashed anyway.’ That kind of thinking becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When handouts are not designed well, they do get trashed.” When done correctly, however, […]

10 Tips for Spring Safety Training

Here are 10 tips to share at an upcoming safety meeting—they may also serve as valuable reminders to workers who plan to spend the weekend gardening or doing other yard work. Follow these safety tips for outside hazards—machinery, insects, heat, and more: Wear safety goggles, sturdy shoes, and long pants when using lawn mowers and […]

Train Employees on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

Along with labels on containers and SDSs, employee training is one of the three core components of a comprehensive hazard communication program. Remember that under HazCom 2012, your employees not only have the right-to-know but also the right to understand the chemicals in the workplace and how to handle them safely. Training is needed to […]

Do Your Employees Understand the Current MSDS/SDS Situation?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) revisions to the hazard communication standard (HazCom) have been in effect since May 2012, including a 3-year phase-in period that manufacturers, importers, and distributors will have to switch the material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to the new safety […]