Hazard Communication OVERVIEW
Chemical exposure can cause debilitating immediate and long-term health effects, including death. To protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace, OSHA established the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The HCS is a globally harmonized system of hazard communication.
The purpose of the Globally Harmonized System is to standardize how we communicate about chemical hazards in the workplace. This course provides important information on safety data sheets, pictograms, potential physical and health effects of hazardous chemicals, and what workers can do to make every day a safe day at work.
Upon successful completion of this course, it will be possible to:
- Recognize the information and training required by OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard
- Recognize the physical and health hazards inherent with hazardous chemicals
- Identify chemicals and their hazards through labelling and warning practices
- Explain the purpose of a safety data sheet and its components
- Discuss how chemical hazards are determined
- Recognize the purpose, scope, and elements of the hazard communication standard
Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
Testing conducted throughout this online Hazard Communication course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.