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Hazard Communication Seminar

The USF OTI Education Center along with USF SafetyFlorida  hosted a revised Hazard Communication Standard seminar on October 16, 2012, at the USF OTI Education Center in Wesley Chapel.

Attendees learned about changes related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard. Joan Spencer, a compliance assistance specialist from the OSHA Tampa Area Office conducted the seminar. Topics discussed included:

  • The history behind the revision of the hazard communication standard.
  • An explanation of the differences between the previous and current standard.
  • Effective dates of the revised standard.
  • An explanation of the new definitions contained in the standard.
  • An explanation of the hazard classfication under the standard.
  • Elements of shipping and workplace labels.
  • Safety Data Sheets requirements.
  • Requirements for workplace information and training to employees.

More than  30 federal, state and private sector attendees had the opportunity to learn about the new changes and ask questions about the effects that the revised Hazard Communication Standard would have on their current position.

For more information about OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard, click here. For information about USF OTI Education Center, click here.

Attendants were surveyed after the seminar, and 100 percent said they would recommend the seminar to a colleague. Knowing this, the USF OTI Education Center and USF SafetyFlorida intend to host revised Hazard Communication Standard events in the future. Click here if you would like to receive news and information about these events.

By Luis Pieretti, Ph.D.

 Seminar Photos


Joan Spencer - OSHA Compliance Assistance

More than 30 participants

Dr. Pieretti - USF OTI Education Center

Joan Spencer - OSHA Compliance Assistant (L) and Scott Young, USF OTIEC Instructor (R)

George Buck - USF OTIEC Instructors Supervisor