As you know, GHS training is OSHA's replacement for the old Hazard Communication rule, commonly known at the "Right to Know" about hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
But OSHA has cited nearly 400 companies since December for failure to train (sign up for the GHS Webinar on May 29 to learn more about enforcement over the first six months). So if you’re looking for reasons NOT to do GHS training for your fleet, here's five.
5: Training Sounds Expensive and Time-Consuming
Are we paying these guys to drive or are we paying them to sit in a classroom for hours on end? But don't let the fact that there's a one-hour online training program that costs as little as $6 and works anywhere with an internet connection dissuade you from avoiding training. One hour and $6? Are we made of money?
4: Your Drivers Ride in Covered Wagons
The OSHA regulations are pretty clear: if your drivers aren't around any hazardous chemicals like diesel fuel, engine exhaust, DEF, motor oil, or anti-freeze, then you don’t need to train them!
3: You've Already Made the Switch to Driverless Trucks
Robots aren’t covered by OSHA regulations. Though it's possible the NLRB will allow them to unionize once Google perfects their artificial intelligence project, code-named "Skynet."
2: What's the Worst That Could Happen?
"Hazardous" sounds so dramatic! Really, what is the worst possible accident that could result from a driver inhaling DEF fumes? Or not knowing where the safety data sheets are stored during an emergency?
1: Your Boss Loves Surprises!
And what could be more surprising than a $7,000 OSHA penalty per employee? Just imagine the look on his or her face when they find out that an OSHA fine single-handedly wiped out profit sharing for them and all their management peers!