OSHA and GHS Compliant Safety Training for Cleaning Companies(Print)
OSHA and GHS Compliant Safety Training for Cleaning Companies
The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) states that each employer shall furnish to each of their employees a place of employment that is to be free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
The Safety Training Program for Residential Cleaners is OSHA and GHS Compliant, and it meets CIMS Certification Requirements
EMPLOYERS: You must train your employees on the new GHS label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format by December 1, 2013.
OSHA has modified the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to adopt the GHS to improve safety and health of workers through more effective communications on chemical hazards.
According to OSHA: “The GHS provides a standardized approach, including detailed criteria for determining what hazardous effects a chemical poses, as well as standardized label elements assigned by hazard class and category. This will enhance both employer and worker comprehension of the hazards, which will help to ensure appropriate handling and safe use of workplace chemicals. In addition, the safety data sheet requirements establish an order of information that is standardized.”
Adoption of the GHS in the U.S. and around the world will also help to improve information received from other countries—since the U.S. is both a major importer and exporter of chemicals, American workers often see labels and safety data sheets from other countries. If countries around the world adopt the GHS, it will improve communication globally.
Table of Contents:
- Workplace safety
- Drive safely
- Emergency preparedness
- Home security and safety
- On-Location emergencies
- Accidents and first aid
- Workplace hazards
- Slips, trips and falls
- Ladder and foot stool safety
- Electrical safety
- Container labels
- Safety data sheets (SDS)
- Chemical safety
- Personal protective equipment
- Heat stress
- Hearing protection
- Eye strain
- Bloodborne pathogens
- Cleaning blood or body fluid spills
- Back injuries
- Drugs and alcohol
- Workplace violence
- OSHA accident requirements
- Test questions
Also included with the training program are two Word documents.
- One contains the Safety Exam questions and answer key.
- The other contains a Certificate of Completion, which you can fill out for each employee that completes the training. This certificate should be dated and put into the employee file. Training should be reviewed yearly.
IMPORTANT: This is a print training program that will be mailed to you within 2 business days (print version only available in the United States). The Word documents will be delivered via email right after placing your order. The email will contain a special link and password to immediately download the two documents.
Steve and Jean Hanson are President and Vice President (respectively) of www.myhousecleaningbiz.com and www.TheJanitorialStore.com. They’ve been in the industry a combined 30 years with a wide variety of success and experience.