2012 changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) are bringing the U.S. into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), improving safety and health protections for America’s workers. These new revisions to OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard, the GHS is expected to prevent injuries and illnesses, save lives and improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers. The Hazard Communication Standard in 1983 gave the workers the ‘right to know,’ but the new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the ‘right to understand.’
Hazard Communication Standard still requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the chemicals they produce or import and provide hazard information to employers and workers by putting labels on containers and preparing safety data sheets. However, the old standard allowed chemical manufacturers and importers to convey hazard information on labels and material safety data sheets in whatever format they chose. The modified standard provides a single set of harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards and specifies hazard communication elements for labeling and safety data sheets.
HAZCOM Safety Training Topic Overview:
- Contents of the OSHA HAZCOM Standard
- Hazard Classification
- Who is covered by the standard
- Safety Data Sheets
- Understanding chemicals
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Leaks and spills
Our all-in-one training kits include everything you need for a successful training course:
20-minute Hazard Communication & GHS Safety Training Video developed by industry experts
- Hazard Communication & GHS Safety Training PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Hazard Communication Supplemental Printouts
After completing this training, workers will understand the content of the HAZCOM OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 and should show an understanding of Right-to-Know regulations and how to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals.
Who should take this course?
New and seasoned employees who work with hazardous chemicals within a manufacturing, general industry, or laboratory setting. Suitable for use during new hire orientation training, refresher training or to train the trainer.