New “Scope of Work: What We All Should Know” Quiz Posted At Resources Menu

Do you have and understand the “Big Picture” for your work project?

Do you know and understand the individual elements and requirements applicable to the entire project and that are necessary for a successful completion?

Whether your answer is “Yes” or “No” you will benefit from researching and learning the answers to each of 72 topics posed in this quiz.  Not only will you learn things you may not have known, but you will develop a feel for those things that either you don’t know or didn’t think about.

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New “Craft Assessment Written Test” Is At Resources Menu

A new Craft Assessment Test has been posted to the “Data” drop-down menu.  Please review, print and give to your personnel to see if they have a necessary understanding of the fundamentals of their craft.New

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December 1 Is Deadline For New OSHA Hazard Communication Training

In 2012 OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200 (HCS), bringing it into alignment with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  The goal of these changes is to help ensure improved quality and consistency in the classification and labeling of all workplace chemicals, and will enhance worker comprehension.

MSDSs Are To Be Replaced By Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

The familiar Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) in use under the HazCom 1994 standard is to be replaced by newer Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that must accompany hazardous chemicals, and are a more complete resource for details regarding hazardous chemicals.  The revised standard requires the use of a 16-section Safety Data Sheet format, which provides detailed information regarding each chemical.

Documented Employee GHS Training Required By December 1, 2013

In recognition of this, the revised standard requires that all workers on an employer’s job-site be trained in the revised standard, as well as the use and understanding of both the revised labels and Safety Data Sheets.  This required training must be conducted prior to December 1, 2013 for existing workers, and provided to new workers as they are employed or contracted.

The training must be documented.  Trainees are to be provided with pocket cards as evidence of compliance.  Training rosters or certificates signed by the trainee and instructor, comprehension test results and training outlines are to be retained by both the trainer and the employing/contracting company as a permanent record.

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