Similarly, many safety professionals have moved away from the standard “drill and kill” approach to safety, which focuses primarily on lecture style training, and into a blended approach that can include online, video and experiential style training methods to address the needs of adult learners and their varied learning styles.
MSDSonline believes the tracking and recording of employee training will be especially important for employers working to comply with HazCom 2012. Because Dec. 1 is the first of several GHS-related deadlines, Flynn anticipates OSHA will be extra vigilant in checking for training compliance. He said, “GHS adoption was a long time coming, and with the publishing of new OSHA standards being few and far between these days, the agency is going to be invested in a successful transition.”
GHS was created by the United Nations via committees that included a broad coalition of countries, including the United States. The aim of GHS is to capture best practices of major hazard communication standards employed around the world and to consolidate them into one complimentary, harmonized system.
In addition to GHS-related training, MSDSonline offers more than 80 online courses that cover critical safety topics like fall protection, forklift safety, lockout-tagout and bloodborne pathogens. Information on these, and other workplace-training courses, can be found at http://www.msdsonline.com/workplace-training.
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cost-effective, cloud-based compliance solutions that help businesses of all sizes manage a variety of global environmental, health and safety (EH&S) reg
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