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Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) for All Industries

    Hazard Communication Awareness (HazCom/GHS) for All Industries

    Course Overview

    The introductory Hazard Communication Awareness online safety course covers the basic elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication (often referred to as HazCom) Standard as found in 29 CFR 1910.1200. This course is intended to familiarize the student with the basics of the recent revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), including the 2012 revisions incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

    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.

    Intended Audience

    This online Hazard Communication (HazCom) Awareness training is applicable to employers and employees in nearly all places of employment, including General Industry, Construction, Manufacturing, Service and Transportation Services.

    • Employees with only limited exposure or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances

    Learning Objectives

    Following this training the student should be able to:

    1. Describe the benefits provided to employees by the HAZCOM Standard.
    2. Name at least three important elements of an employer’s HAZCOM program.
    3. Recognize a hazardous chemical label.
    4. Describe the kind of information found on hazardous chemical labels.
    5. Name three important types of information related to safety data sheets (SDS) - formerly known as the MSDS.
    6. Recognize when additional HAZCOM training is necessary.
    7. Identify one additional source of information on HAZCOM.

    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


    • Hazard Communication, HazCom, Worker Right to Know, HCS
    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Hazard Classification
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Precautionary Statement, Pictogram, Signal Word

    Course based on the following OSHA Standards:

    • OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (often referred to as HazCom) as found in 29 CFR 1910.1200.
    • The 2012 revisions to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

    Features and Benefits

    • Basic understand of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
    • Training incorporates the latest regulatory requirements and revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
    • Know the 5 major elements of a written Hazard Communication Program
    • Promote compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
    • Minimize potential of citation and penalty for one of the top standards cited by OSHA
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Call: 800.971.1080