The Hazard Communication Advanced for All Industries online course from OSHA Education School addresses the essential elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard as found in 29 CFR 1910.1200. The course is designed to familiarize participants with the essential elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and includes familiarization with the 2012 GHS revisions, which incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
NOTICE: This course was developed directly from OSHA’s HazCom requirements as set forth in the revised 2012 OSHA HCS and is intended to help employees understand all relevant essentials of HazCom.
OSHA Education School’s Hazard Communication Advanced for All Industries will explain the nature of hazardous chemicals and how such chemicals may affect the human body. Additionally, participants will be presented with knowledge regarding different types of hazardous chemicals, as well as what is required on chemical product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and new safety data sheets (SDS). Specific course topics include the following:
Introduction, background, definitions, and incorporation of a Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
Hazardous chemicals and basics of classification
Hazard communication responsibilities as they pertain to manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, importers, employers, and employees
HazCom written program elements, including hazardous chemical inventories, MSDS, SDS, container labels (precautionary statement, pictogram, signal word)
Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical
Basics of physical and health hazards of common hazardous chemicals
Measures employees can take to protect themselves from hazards, such as appropriate work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment (PPE)
Details of effective HazCom Programs
HazCom checklist for safety, health, and compliance
Additional sources of information and assistance regarding HazCom
Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:
Employee/Employer right to know