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OSHA GHS Training Available from Spartan Chemical

New CleanCheck® tutorial provides free training on the GHS modifications to OSHA’s HazCom Maumee, OH. – April 11th, 2013— Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, announced today the availablity of a new CleanCheck training module designed to train workers on the GHS‐modified OSHA HazCom standard.

In 1983, OSHA, in an effort to increase safety in the workplace, introduced the Chemical Hazard Communication Program or HazCom. In 2012, OSHA modified HazCom to conform to the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, commonly referred to as GHS. GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification on chemical safety data sheets and their labeling.

The transition to GHS will take place over the next few years, completing by June 1, 2016. However, according to OSHA requirements, employers must train employees regarding the new label elements and safety data sheet format by December 1, 2013.

“This required training, including recognition of the new pictograms and orientation to Safety Data Sheets, is covered in our new CleanCheck tutorial,” said Greg Ford, VP of Sales for Spartan Chemical. “Similar training programs are being sold for up to $300 per person. Spartan offers our CleanCheck training tools as a free download to our distributors and their Spartan customers.”

As with all CleanCheck tutorials, this new module includes:
• Online and DVD based tutorials
• Instructor manual
• Laminated training cards
• Tests, certificates, and tracking
• All items available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH

CleanCheck modules cover basic and advanced topics for cleaning Classrooms, Offices, Restrooms, Hard Floors, Carpeting and Health Care. In addition, comprehensive Safety modules thoroughly demonstrate Bloodborne Pathogen Standard as well as OSHA HazCom compliance.

Spartan’s CleanCheck GHS Modified Hazard Communication Training Module and other tutorials are available in a free download from www.spartanchemical.com.

About Spartan Chemical Company
Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. has been a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market since 1956. A proud US employer, Spartan manufactures high quality products from its state‐of‐the‐art manufacturing facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a selective network of distribution. Spartan’s chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, health care, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.

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