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NPMA has launched two new initiatives to educate PMPs about changes to the U.S. Hazard Communication Standard.

| August 19, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va. — In 2012, the U.S. Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Specific changes to the HCS to align U.S. chemical hazard communication with the world standards include:
•    New Label requirements for (non-pesticide) chemical labels
•    A change from Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
•    A new, 16-section standard format for Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
OSHA has set a training deadline for being familiar with these new components by December 1, 2013. To ensure completing this requirement is easy for you and your staff, log-on to the NPMA Online Learning Center and take the HCS Training Course. This interactive module will provide learners with the updated information about Revised Hazard Communication Standard training required by OSHA to be completed by the December deadline. The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, plus additional time to finish the quiz. In the course you will learn about:
•    Why the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was updated
•    What changed because of the update, including the global harmonization of chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets
•    How changes to chemical labels and SDS will impact pest management professionals

NPMA announced a pair of initiatives to educate pest management professionals:

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, NPMA is hosting a free webinar for members titled “U.S. Hazard Communication Standard: What Managers Need to Know” Click here to sign up.

NPMA is offering “US Hazard Communication Standard Training”
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