SGIA Workshop Helps Chemical Suppliers


sgialogo.mac-USEThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released major changes to its Hazard Communication Standard. By June 1, 2015, all Safety Data Sheets and warning labels must conform to the new standard, and this will require an understanding of the new hazard determination provisions for chemical manufacturers.

To help chemical manufacturers and suppliers develop that understanding, SGIA will host its newest Workshop, “Hazard Communication and Chemicals: A Roadmap to Compliance,” in its state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom, October 31 to November 1.

The workshop will be led by SGIA’s Vice President of Government & Business Information Marci Kinter, as well as Michelle Sullivan, PhD, a recognized expert in domestic and international hazard communication, an author of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and GHS Guidance Manuals, and frequent lecturer on hazard communication.

Course topics include:

  • New health hazard classification system, including the use of bridging principles when the toxicity of the entire mixture has not been tested
  • Physical Health Hazard evaluations, including a discussion on combustible dust
  • New warning label formats such as required warning statements, pictograms, and supplemental warning information
  • SDS format, both required and non-mandatory sections

For more detailed information about the recent changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, including fact sheets, visit, Keyword: HazCom.