Please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Officer for all related matters.
Jeff Carter, CHMM, MPS
Environmental Health and Safety Officer
ph. (631) 420-2105
fax (631) 420-9173
Fall 2013 Hazard Communication/Right-to-Know Training
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has recently revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), requiring employees be trained by December 1, 2013. In addition, the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) requires employers to provide employees with information regarding the hazards and identities of the chemicals they could potentially be exposed to in the workplace. Similarly, New York State (NYS) Right-to-Know Law (12 NYCRR Part 820) guarantees employees in NYS access to information regarding hazardous and toxic substances. To comply with these different training requirements, Farmingdale State College (FSC) scheduled seven (7) training sessions throughout the Fall 2013 semester. Please click here to view a copy of the Fall 2013 training flyer that included the course schedule.
The New York State's Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) offers use of a training program for GHS implementation (training due by December 1) . The GOER program does not provide complete Hazard Communication or Right-to-Know training, but focuses on the GHS labels and Safety Data Sheets only.
If you were unable to attend one of the live sessions, you can still fulfill your training obligation for at least one of the components, GHS, by viewing the short video (<18 minutes) provided to us by the GOER (provided you do so by December 1, 2013) - click here to view video. Once you've viewed the video, please sign the Training Attestation Form and forward to Jeff Carter, Environmental Health & Safety Officer (forwarding instructions on form). Because this is just one component of the training required by law, you may still need to receive Haz Com and Right-to-Know training; contact Jeff Carter, Environmental Health & Safety Officer, for assistance.
The handouts made available during the live sessions are included below:
|FSC Right to Know Poster||OSHA Label Quickcard||OSHA Pictogram Quickcard|
|FSC Right to Know Poster (Spanish)||OSHA Label Quickcard (Spanish)||OSHA Pictogram Quickcard (Spanish)|
|OSHA Job Safety & Health Poster||OSHA SDS Quickcard||Cleaning Chemicals|
|NYSDOL RTK Poster||OSHA SDS Quickcard (Spanish)||Cleaning Chemicals (Spanish)|
Additionally, the OSHA website is a good source of information: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html. On that page you can find fact sheets and training briefs. OSHA also has some training resources called quick cards that can be found at: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghsquickcards.html
This page is currently under construction and will soon include content on, but not limited to, the following program elements: