New Hazard Communication 2012 (GHS Aligned) Course Added to Health & Safety Training Library

GHS! Hazard Communication 2012! Everyone’s talking about it. Everyone’s googling it. Even my 16-year old daughters are asking me about it (OK, that last part isn’t true).

With all the interest, you may wonder what 3D animated training materials Convergence Training has ready for you.

Well, we’re happy to report that we’ve got you covered. So let the communicating about hazard communication begin. Here’s what we’ve got for you.


Until recently, OSHA’s Hazard Communication 1994 was the law of the land. In 2012, OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System (what’s commonly known as “GHS“). That new, revised Hazard Communication Standard is called Hazard Communication 2012.

You can see the Hazard Communication 2012 regulation on OSHA’s website.


The revised, Hazard Communication 2012 Standard begins to become effective now. By December 1, 2013, employers must explain the new GHS-compliant label elements and safety data sheet formats to their workers.

There is a short series of other phase-in dates, and the entire transition must be complete by June 1, 2016.

Here are all the Hazard Communication 2012 Effective Dates right on OSHA’s website.


In short, you can comply with either version, as long as you meet the requirements of the different effective dates. In OSHA’s words, here’s what that sounds like:

During the “Transition Period to the effective completion dates noted” (in this table), you “may comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current standard, or both.”

So, the answer is–Hazard Communication 1994, Hazard Communication 2012, or both.

OUR TWO COURSES ON HAZARD COMMUNICATIONWe have two courses on Hazard Communication–Hazard Communication 1994 and Hazard Communication 2012. Here’s how we’re handling the transition period for our customers:

  • Customers with our EHS subscription and our LMS will get the Hazard Communication 2012 course at no charge.
  • Customers who have selected individual courses can change the course (an existing Hazard Communication 1994 for a new Hazard Communication 2012) when it’s time to renew this year.
  • New customers will get the new Hazard Communication 2012 course to start.

You can check out a sample of each course below, or check out all the titles in our Health and Safety training library.

Here’s a sample from our new Hazard Communication 2012 course.

And here’s a sample from our Hazard Communication 1994 course.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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