Conferences & Exhibitions


OSHA rules for welding consumables labeling, classification,
and Safety Data Sheets have changed!

URGENT NEWS: The U.S. has adopted the United Nation's
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

AWS Workshop on Major Changes in OSHA Labeling and
Safety Data Sheet Compliance

March 4–5, 2014
AWS Headquarters
Miami, FL

Registration Rates

Member $250
Non-Member $325

Register Online

The AWS Safety and Health Committee will conduct a workshop for welding, brazing, and thermal spray consumables manufacturers about meeting new OSHA standards for product labeling and hazard communication. Some have estimated that the new GHS (Globally Harmonized System) Safety Data Sheet reporting requirements are four to eight times more laborious than those of a traditional MSDS, for instance.

The workshop comes on the heels of the United States adopting the United Nations Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). As a result, OSHA has changed the requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard. Three items of concern for the welding industry, especially welding consumable manufacturers, are GHS classification of welding consumables, product labels, and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).

The workshop will be led by Denese A. Deeds, CIH, co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc., where she is the director of chemical regulatory services. The workshop will provide the strategies your company can use to minimize the costs and risks of complying with the new regulations.

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 Tuesday, March 4, 2014

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Introduction to the GHS and Hazcom 2012
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Hazcom 2012 Labeling and SDS Requirements
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm U.S. vs. International Adoption of the GHS
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm OSHA vs Consumer Labeling

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

8:00 am - 8:30 am Physical Hazard Classification under GHS
8:30 am - 9:30 am Health Hazard Classification under GHS
9:30 am - 10:15 am Sources of Data for Substance Classification
10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am - 11:30 am Health Hazard Classification Workshop (Substances and Mixtures)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Discussion on Classification of Welding Consumables (hazards generated during normal use)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Discussion on Classification of Welding Consumables (hazards generated during normal use) and Next Steps
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Labeling and Label Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm SDS Preparation for Welding Materials
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Environmental Classification and Labeling Under the GHS

Need additional information regarding conferences, conference exhibits, or registration?
Call (800) 443-9353 x 234 (U.S.) or (305) 443-9353 x 234 (outside the U.S.)
or email Belkys Riveron-Raimundez