Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) For All Industries

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Hazard Communication Awareness Course

Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) For All Industries

Level: Introductory

Duration: 20 Minutes

Location: Online or In-Person

Overview & Objectives

In the event of any hazardous situation, employees and employers must be prepared to handle the event effectively and in the safest possible manner. This requires strict adherence to the HazCom and GHS standards established by OSHA to provide every worker with critical safety information. Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) for All Industries ensures that course participants are aware of fundamental hazard communication principles and is drawn from the most recent updates to OSHA standards to help ensure compliance.

NOTICE: This training course has been developed directly from OSHA’s Hazard Communication requirements as outlined in the revised (2012) OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and is intended to help employees meet the basic training requirements for Hazard Communication.

This introductory-level online HazCom training course is based on OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 and includes the most current revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), including the 2012 revisions incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Course topics include:

  • HazCom background and definitions
  • OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • The Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • The benefits the HazCom standard affords employees
  • Employer HazCom programs
  • Hazardous chemicals, inventories, and labels
  • Hazard classification
  • HazCom responsibilities for employees, employers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and importers
  • A worker’s right to know
  • Written programs
  • HazCom checklist
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • When additional HazCom training is needed
  • Resources for HazCom information
  • Understanding precautionary statements, pictograms, and signal words

Who is this Course for?

Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) for All Industries is appropriate for all employers and employees with a potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances during the course of their job duties in most industries, including:

  • General industry
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Service
  • Transportation services

Features & Benefits

Upon completion of Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) for All Industries, students will meet the basic training requirements for Hazard Communication. You will learn the major elements of HazCom programs and the rights and responsibilities of workers, employers, and third parties to ensure compliance, promote a safer work environment, and reduce the risk of citations and penalties.

In Person Training

Participants in our in-person courses can expect to be taught by our most skilled and experienced instructors. Our instructors strive to make our in-person classes dynamic by incorporating meaningful activities that allow peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration, hands-on learning, and real-life examples. Participants will also be able to have most questions answered while attending the class. Some of our classes are available via Zoom (just call us for more information) and can be combined with virtual-blended learning.