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 …

Read moreGHS e learn portal | Easy Globally Harmonized System training

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. …

Read moreWhat is GHS? Quick Facts about the Globally Harmonized System

Industrial Cybersecurity Report 2020 and the road ahead in 2021

Abhisam has published the much awaited Industrial Cybersecurity Report 2020, that gives you a snapshot of the state of Industrial Cyber security in the year 2020 and the path ahead in 2021. The report can be downloaded by anybody from here https://www.abhisam.com/Reports/IndustrialCybersecurityReport2020.pdf   About the Report The report has been compiled by Abhisam and has articles by Industry professionals from different sectors such as Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater treatment, Automation System suppliers, Industrial Cybersecurity consulting, Automotive and others. It is a completely vendor neutral document and can be used freely for any noncommercial purpose with due credits. It also includes security insights from the Industrial IoT field, which is seeing more traction today as manufacturing becomes more hi-tech.   Why was this Report made? The main reason for coming out with such a report was that there does not seem to be a lot of publicly available information, …

Read moreIndustrial Cybersecurity Report 2020 and the road ahead in 2021

ICS cyber security in 2020- and the road ahead in 2021

Update (16 Oct 2020) :We have started receiving contributions/paper submissions for inclusion in this report. If you have not yet sent in your thoughts, please do so at the earliest. We will be publishing this report by end October 2020 or latest by early November 2020. A lot of exciting insights from Industry leaders and professionals will be included. The ICS Cyber security field has seen a lot of happenings this year in 2020 such as : Key ICS Cyber Security Developments 2020 1. US President Donald Trump issuing an Executive Order regarding cyber security of the bulk electric supply and power grid in May 2020. This also included among other things securing the electric power utilities from supply chain attacks (using compromised components with backdoors that can be exploited at some time in future by adversaries). This was after he extended the National Cyber emergency state in March 2020. …

Read moreICS cyber security in 2020- and the road ahead in 2021

HAZOP Leader Certification Course is now online

July 16, 2020- The Abhisam  HAZOP Leader certification course is now a completely online, e-learning course now. With the incidence of the pandemic and lockdowns in various places around the world, many learners demanded that the popular course be offered online. Abhisam is now pleased to inform participants that this HAZOP Leader certification course  online is now available as a full fledged , self paced, e-learning course that can be taken anywhere at your own convenience. You can access all the modules on our new Learning Management System via any device, be it a Windows PC, laptop or Mac or a tablet or smartphone. The course is now completely modular and you can take it at your own pace. What is this course about? The Hazard and Operability technique is a well refined and proven method that is popular in the process industries to carry out hazard and risk assessment. …

Read moreHAZOP Leader Certification Course is now online

Easy Industrial Hygiene training online course

The Abhisam Industrial Hygiene training online course is a great way to learn the subject without having to attend any classes in person. This e-course is not your typical Zoom classroom, where you may get bored watching a talking head drone on and on and on. It is a complete e-learning course that has text, animations, simulations, actual case studies from Industrial facilities, worked templates & calculations, videos, assessments-everything that you need to have to master the subject. What is Industrial Hygiene? Contrary to what a layperson may think, it is not about general hygiene, or directly related to pandemics or disease outbreaks like COVID 19. Of course, tackling biological hazards is one of  the components of a typical Industrial Hygiene program, but it is not the only part. It is the discipline of anticipating, identifying, evaluating and controlling occupational hazardous conditions,  that may adversely affect health and safety  of …

Read moreEasy Industrial Hygiene training online course

ICS cyber security training becomes exciting

Now ICS cyber security training has become more exciting than ever. Abhisam has added an assignment module in the Industrial Cybersecurity training program, where enrolled learners take part in an exciting thriller. Background As you know this training program leads to industrial control systems security certifications that you must have, in today’s industrial automation world. Plant Owners, process licensors, utility companies, engineering design consulting companies, EPC contractors and even regulatory authorities have started insisting on plant industrial automation and control systems, as well as safety instrumented systems to be designed in such a manner as to ensure cybersecurity. Cyber attacks on plants and facilities are growing and because these control and automation systems control physical assets (cyber-physical systems), it is all the more critical to ensure that the bad guys cannot break into them and cause havoc. Many of these organizations therefore insist that engineers and specialists, including IT professionals …

Read moreICS cyber security training becomes exciting

ICS Security training course gets advanced module

Abhisam is pleased to announce that the popular ICS security training course, which is available as an e-course online, will now have an advanced module that can be accessed by all current learners and GOLD members. This will have many sub modules such as concepts of Kill Chains, the MITRE ATT&CK framework for ICS, Honeypots for Industrial Automation and Control systems and more. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for all companies and organizations worldwide. However not many people are aware that IT security and OT Security are two different disciplines. IT security is what is done to make business IT systems secure (think banks, credit card unions or travel portals). OT stands for Operations Technology. Hence OT security refers to those systems that are used in manufacturing plants, storage terminals and similar to control processes and keep them safe. OT systems are primarily Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS for …

Read moreICS Security training course gets advanced module

COVID 19 Response from Abhisam – Stay Safe

March 13, 2020– COVID 19 has become a talking point everywhere, all around the world. As a company, Abhisam has always encouraged remote working, work from home and telecommuting from Day One of our company’s formation.  Hence this is not just a temporary remote working covid 19 measure for us. Also, most of our learners prefer online e-learning courses, rather than the traditional classroom training format. All of our courses have always been available as online courses, or downloadable programs that you can install on your own PCs and learn at your own pace. This allows you remote learning, whenever you get time off from remote working. All of our certification exams and mock tests can be taken online as usual. We are a modern company and believe that work from anywhere, as well as learn from anywhere is going to be the future mantra everywhere in the world. Advances …

Read moreCOVID 19 Response from Abhisam – Stay Safe

Learn HAZOP and CHAZOP. Get Certified.

Update: Please take the online self paced, HAZOP online  course in e-learning format now, instead of the workshop, as we have suspended the physical presence workshops in view of the pandemic. If you have already completed the training, then you can upgrade yourself to the next level by qualifying as a HAZOP Leader here. Feb 24, 2020– Abhisam is pleased to announce that the next batch of its popular HAZOP and CHAZOP Training workshop will be conducted on 13th and 14th March 2020 at Thane (near Mumbai), India. This is the latest version of this training workshop and will be led by experts with over two decades of experience in industry and conducting as well as auditing many safety studies. This is the only training workshop on HAZOP and CHAZOP that incorporates several actual cases, so that the participants get an intensive hands on experience of participating in real life …

Read moreLearn HAZOP and CHAZOP. Get Certified.