What to Know and Do for Hazcom 2012/GHS During 2013 and Beyond

The HazCom 2012/GHS standard has a series of effective dates. They’re December 1, 2013; June 1, 2015; December 1, 2015; and June 1, 2016. If you want to read more about those, click this link to get it from OSHA.

Until recently, we offered a free online HazCom course on this webpage. However, we’re now offering very inexpensive pay-per-view versions of our online health and safety training courses at our website.

Click to learn more about our Online Hazard Communication training course, which has all the necessary GHS alignments.

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Combustible Dust Glossary

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Below is an interactive glossary of terms OSHA defines in its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.

How many of the terms do you know? Check it out right here, right now (or email the link to friends, family, and loved ones).

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider with many EHS training offerings. We make a variety of learning management systems (LMSs) to administer training, a large number of off-the-shelf e-learning courses, including a health and safety training librarycustom training solutions, and more. Contact us to find out more or to set up a demo.

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A few important notes: The terms and definitions in our combustible dust glossary were taken directly from the text on OSHA’s website as printed in January, 2013. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, nor to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes that OSHA makes after the date of this posting. Though we will do our best. 🙂

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Combustible Dust Informational Resources

Chances are you know that OSHA has announced plans to create a brand new Combustible Dust Standard in its most recent regulatory agenda.

We’ve already written a blog post with a LOT of information about where OSHA is on the new combustible dust rulemaking process. But in addition, we thought you might want to check out some other resources on combustible dust.

And so, we’ve published this list for you (with help from the good people at OSHA). It’s a veritable combustible-dust storm of information. We hope it helps out.

You might also want to check out our online combustible dust training course.

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OSHA’s New Combustible Dust Standard: A Look Into the Future

You may have read in one of our recent blog posts that OSHA has announced its upcoming regulatory agenda.At the top of the list is the creation of a new Combustible Dust Standard. That’s literally true–it’s the first item on OSHA’s list. But it’s probably also metaphorically true for a lot of you–the creation of a brand new standard with potentially far-reaching effects is going to interest a lot of you.

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OSHA Announces Upcoming Regulatory Changes

What changes are coming from OSHA in 2013, you ask?

Well, we just looked at our magic crystal ball OSHA’s Fall 2012 Unified Agenda and have some answers for you.

Some of the most significant changes are listed below. To see everything OSHA’s up to, check the Unified Agenda. Please note that neither the list below nor the Unified Agenda include the major changes to align the Hazard Communication Standard with GHS (HazCom 2012).

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Helpful Resources on OSHA’s Website

OSHA’s website has a LOT of good information, tools, and resources. But it can take a little poking around to find them, especially if you’re new to OSHA’s page.

With that said, we decided to pull together a list of some of their most useful resources. Thanks to many people on LinkedIn and other sites who gave suggestions for this list, and if you’re reading this now and have more, please do share in the Comments section.

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Fall Prevention and Protection Glossary (1926.501)

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Every year, OSHA publishes a list of the ten most commonly cited violations of that year, and every year, the Fall Protection–General Requirements standard (1926.501) pops up on that list. To help you learn more about this standard, we created an interactive glossary of all the terms and definitions in OSHA’s Fall Prevention standard. Hope you enjoy this and find it helpful.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider with a strong offering in EHS. We make a series of learning management systems (LMSs), e-learning courses on EHS topics and other workforce training topics, custom training solutions, and more. Contact us for more information or to set up a demo. Plus, while you’re here, why not download our free Guide to Effective EHS Training?

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Hazard Communication Glossary (1910.1200-GHS Aligned)

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OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 1910.1200, frequently winds up on OSHA’s list of the ten most cited standard violations.

Given that, we thought we’d create an interactive glossary of the terms listed in OSHA’s definition for you. Hope you find this fun and helpful.

In case you’re still a little behind the times on this issue, remember that this is the updated version of OSHA’s HazCom standard that is GHS-aligned.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider. We make a series of learning management systems (LMSs), many libraries of e-learning courses for workforce training, and more. Contact us for more information or to set up a demo.

And while you’re here, feel free to download this free Guide to Effective EHS Training.

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Scaffolds Glossary (1926.451)

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OSHA’s Scaffolding regulation, 1926.451, is consistently on their list of the top ten cited standard violations. Given that, we thought we’d help you out by creating this interactive glossary of the terms OSHA defines in the definition. Hope you enjoy this and find and helpful.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider with a strong EHS offering. We make several learning management systems (LMSs), off-the-shelf EHS training courses, and more. Contact us for more information.

And while you’re here, download this free Guide to Effective EHS Training.

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Safety Training for the Mayan Apocalypse (Just in Time)

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If you’re following the news, you’re well aware that the world will end soon. Real soon. On December 21, 2012, in fact.

That’s a bummer. For those of you who still have a lot of Christmas shopping to do, it’s a double bummer, because it robs you of a few days to get your shopping done and may prevent you from catching some last-minute sale prices. Makes you wonder why you didn’t brave those Black Friday crowds, huh?

We know the world is going to end because the ancient Mayans have told us it’s true through their calendar system. The Mayans were good people. Advanced, too—had their own writing system, developed impressive agricultural systems, knew quite a bit about the stars, and more.

This may put a panic into you. Or, maybe not. Maybe we’re approaching the end of the world as we know it, and you feel fine about it. To each their own, right?

Here at Convergence Training, we see the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse and the end of the world in 2012 the same way we see everything. You want to prepare for it. You want to know the safety in’s and out’s about it. And you want to complete your relevant safety training before it’s game time.

With that said, we’ve prepared a list for you.

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Respiratory Protection Glossary (1910.134)

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Respiratory protection is always on OSHA’s Top Ten list. Last year, it was #4 on OSHA’s Top Ten List, 2015.

Because of that, we’ve created the little interactive glossary below of terms from respiratory protection. Feel free to check it out.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider with a strong EHS offering. Check out our learning management systems (LMSs), EHS e-learning courses, or contact us to learn more and set up a demo.

You may also want to download our free Guide to Effective EHS Training.

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Ladders Glossary (1926.1053)

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Question: Has Convergence Training created a free, downloadable, interactive ladders glossary including all of the terms and definitions in OSHA’s Ladder Standard?

Answer: You know we did! That’s it, right below. You can check it out now, bookmark it and come back later, or download a free copy to your own computer (just click the red “Download” button). Once you have a copy, you can save it to your desktop or network, put it on your Safety Home Page, email it to friends and coworkers, or even put it in your learning management system (LMS) and assign it.

A few important notes: The terms and definitions were taken directly from the text of the standard as printed on OSHA’s website in October, 2012. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, or to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes OSHA makes after the date of this posting.

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