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Hazard Communication: Successful Strategies to Avoid One of the Most Commonly Cited OSHA Violations

Hazard Communication: Successful Strategies to Avoid One of the Most Commonly Cited OSHA Violations

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Hazard Communication: Successful Strategies to Avoid One of the Most Commonly Cited OSHA Violations

Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn hazard communication compliance pitfalls to avoid so you can maintain a safe workplace and minimize the risk of being penalized for one of the most commonly cited violations.


 

ALERT: Violations of the hazard communication requirements are consistently among the most cited by OSHA each year. Proper communication of chemical hazards is essential for a safe workplace, but compliance with hazard communication regulations has proven to be elusive. What mistakes are environmental and safety managers making that are resulting in enforcement actions?

Fortunately, OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard provides uniform criteria for classifying and communicating the physical and health hazards chemicals may present. It is essential for environmental and safety managers to ensure that employees understand how to safely handle and use hazardous chemicals at work. This will protect the workforce from potentially catastrophic consequences in the event of the improper storage or disposal or a mislabeling fiasco. Knowing and complying with the HazCom standard will make your workplace safer and keep you off the enforcement radar.  

Join us on February 5 for an all-new webinar with Attorney Kathryn McMahon of Conn Maciel who will explain the essential elements concerning hazard communication to ensure you’re in compliance with applicable regulations while taking steps to minimize the risk of illness or injury to your workforce.

You’ll learn tips and strategies to facilitate compliance with OSHA’s HazCom Standard, including:

  • How proper communication of hazards and labeling of containers can keep employees safe and benefit bottom line
  • How to prepare a HazCom plan, including what chemicals must be covered
  • The requirements for maintaining Safety Data Sheets
  • Proper training practices, including who needs to be trained and when training must occur
  • What needs to be on a HazCom label and when “workplace” labels can be used
  • Who’s responsible for HazCom compliance at multiemployer worksites
  • How to avoid many of the mistakes that make HazCom one of OSHA’s most commonly cited violations each year

 

As an added bonus for attending, you’ll receive a Chemical Hazard Communication 7-Minute Safety Trainer, a Chemical Safety for Maintenance Workers Safety Toolbox Talk, and tips and considerations for Hazard Communication plans. 

About Your Presenter:

Kathryn M. McMahon

Kathryn M. McMahon, Esq.
Partner
Conn Maciel LLP

Kathryn M. McMahon is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s Washington, DC office. She focuses her practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law and environmental law. Ms. McMahon helps clients manage incident and fatality inspections and a wide array of enforcement-related matters, represents industry stakeholders in all aspects of OSHA rulemaking, having served as industry counsel on all recent OSHA rulemakings, including silica, injury and illness recordkeeping, hexavalent chromium, and beryllium, among others. She also counsels manufacturers on a broad range of OSHA regulatory compliance issues, including GHS Hazard Communication, ergonomics, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), process safety management, lock-out/tag-out, machine guarding, personal protective equipment, hearing conservation, and injury and illness recordkeeping issues. And, she assists clients in developing risk management and hazard assessment tools to identify and address workplace risks. In addition, she defends her clients in state and federal administrative litigation related to alleged violations.

In addition to her OSHA practice, Ms. McMahon is also an experienced environmental attorney, both in the regulatory and enforcement contexts. For more than two decades, she has provided compliance counseling under all major environmental statutes as well as representing clients in numerous Superfund contribution actions and PRP allocations, Department of Justice enforcement matters, and myriad other federal and state administrative actions.

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