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Hazard Communication Awareness

Intended Audience

Following this training, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits provided to employees by the HazCom Standard
  • Name at least three important elements of an employer’s HazCom program
  • Recognize a hazardous chemical label
  • Describe the kind of information found on hazardous chemical labels
  • Name three important types of information related to safety data sheets (formerly known as the MSDS)
  • Recognize when additional HazCom training is necessary
  • Identify one additional source of information on HazCom

Why Take This Course

This course is intended for employers and employees in nearly all places of employment with only limited or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances.

Course Topics

  • Intro to Hazard Communication
    • Background and Definitions
    • Incorporation of GHS
  • Hazardous Chemicals and Classification Basics
  • Hazard Communication Responsibilities
    • Manufacturers, Distributors, Suppliers, Importers
    • Employers
    • Employees
  • Importance of Hazardous Chemical Inventory
  • Hazard Communication Written Program
  • Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets
  • Labels
  • Information and Training
  • Hazard Communication Checklist
  • Summary