GHS e learn portal | Easy Globally Harmonized System training

Abhisam is pleased to announce it’s new GHS e learn portal, which is part of the Abhisam Learning Portal.  The GHS for Managers and Supervisors course can be taken online on the portal. The GHS for Managers and Supervisors online course covers everything that a manager or supervisor needs to know about the UN Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals, known as GHS for short. Very soon another course, GHS Essentials, will also be available. This course is meant for workers, operators and other front line employees, who need to know about the new Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals. What is the GHS? The GHS was developed by the United Nations after the Rio conference in 1992 (the Earth Summit) where it was felt to have a common, global system for the classification and labeling of chemicals. Until then, there were …

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What is GHS? Quick Facts about the Globally Harmonized System

What is the GHS? GHS stands for the United Nations Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels having GHS Pictograms and safety data sheets (SDS for short). Some people incorrectly refer to this as Global Harmonization System, but the official term is Globally Harmonized System. This short Abhisam Globally Harmonized System whitepaper explains the basics of GHS. What is the history of GHS? Why was the GHS set up? Prior to the introduction of the Globally Harmonized System, there were multiple systems of classification and labeling of chemicals. Every country or region had a different way of classifying the same chemical. Even the hazard symbols used to show that the chemical is flammable or toxic were different. The cost of compliance with multiple systems of classification and labeling was significant. …

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What is Lock out Tag out? (LOTO)

What is Lock Out Tag Out? Lock Out Tag Out (called LOTO for short) is a concept used in workplaces to protect workers from getting maimed or injured while repairing or carrying out any kind of maintenance on a machine or equipment. Lock Out ensures that the energies that power the machine are isolated while the worker repairs the machine, to prevent it from starting inadvertently. This is the lock out part of the process. The Tag Out means that a tag is affixed to the place from where the energy is isolated, so that somebody does not start it by mistake, the tag warns the person not to start it as somebody is working on the machine. Here’s a video that explains the concept of Lock Out Tag Out. Accidents can happen if the LOTO procedure is not followed.   Is lock out tag out only applicable for electric …

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What is a Lock out Tag out Procedure?

What is a Lock Out Tag Out Procedure? A lock out tag out procedure is an important part of implementing LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out). It is also mandated by law in many cases. Lock out tag out is an important concept in ensuring worker safety during machine maintenance, equipment overhauling and similar activities. Lockout Tagout is known as LOTO for short. It prevents the inadvertent starting of equipment when the worker is carrying out repair work, by ensuring that it does not start while the worker is vulnerable. For example, if a worker is repairing a centrifugal pump, that is driven by an electrical motor, then there has to be a means of energy isolation that prevents the pump starting inadvertently while the worker is still working on the pump. This is ensured by isolating the electrical energy to the connected motor and affixing a tag onto it warning …

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Free LOTO training online from Abhisam

If you are looking for a great but free lockout tagout  course (free LOTO training course) that you can take online, then here’s one from Abhisam. You can take it immediately and learn all the basics of lock out tag out. Where can I get this free LOTO Training? You can take this at the Abhisam Learning Portal. You may need to register first to get your username and password emailed to you. On logging in, you can instantly access this excellent free lockout tagout training course online, along with other free online training courses such as  Hydrogen Sulfide training or free Hazardous Area training courses. What is LOTO? LOTO is an acronym for lock out tag out, which in short is a procedure to isolate energy supply to any machine or piece of equipment, before you can start maintenance, repair, inspection or similar work on it. This does not …

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New White Paper on Confined Space Safety published

Alert: For an online, self paced training course on  Confined Space Safety, please see the course . Abhisam is pleased to publish a new white paper on Confined Space Safety. Confined Space Safety hazards They are one of the top workplace hazards today. However, even today the concept of a confined space is very vague, in the minds of workers, as well as their supervisors and managers. OSHA (US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regularly publishes actual confined space fatality statistics,  that prove that this is an omnipresent hazard in many workplaces, not just the chemical and other process industries. This White paper provides three recent cases from different industries and a checklist that helps identify confined space hazards in your own workplace. The 5 point checklist, can be used to evaluate whether a workplace qualifies as a confined space or not. The White paper also describes three actual incidents …

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Confined Space Safety Training from Abhisam launched

Abhisam is pleased to announce the launch of its new Confined Space Safety training, in the popular XPRTU (e-learning) format. This software based training course is essential if you intend to work in a confined space, or you have employees or contractors that work in confined spaces. Every year hundreds of workers die every year due to lack of training in working in confined spaces. Most people do not realize that they are in any kind of danger until it is too late. Confined Spaces are all around us, not only in industries. If you are an employer who has employees or contractors that have to work in confined spaces (even if it is just once a year), then it is mandatory by law to train  them and also to maintain certain safety systems and records. In the US alone, authorities like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has fined …

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