REMINDER ALL EMPLOYEES PART/FULL TIME MUST BE TRAINED
IN THE NEW GHS- Globally Harmonized System of Classification
and Labelling of Chemicals by December 1, 2013.
This training is being done at the MOST Drug Free Workplace & The OSHA 4 hour classes.
Additional GHS classes will be offered at the MCA.
Recently, OSHA Compliance Officers in the Northeast Ohio Region are issuing citations for some interesting things. There have been citations issued for employees wearing dust masks and not having a respiratory program under OSHA. IF the employee is wearing the respirator voluntarily, there must be a signed copy of Appendix D from the respirator standard and also the employee must have been given a copy of the standard.
Be aware that a two strap dust mask IS a respirator and whether or not it is voluntary or mandatory is irrelevant to the respirator standard.
Secondly, OSHA has issued citations for operators of Rough Terrain Forklifts for NOT having an operator card. In the forklift standard it requires the operator to have a valid operator card.
Bess Cochran, COSS
MCA Director of Safety & Health
7550 Caple Blvd
Northwood, Ohio 43619
419-666-6900 ext. 3