Online HazCom Training Course
HazCom - Right To Know
More than 30 million American workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. To ensure that workers are informed about these chemicals and any health and safety hazards they present, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed standards for "Hazard Communication" (also known as "HazCom") covering some 650,000 chemical products found in more than three million workplaces. In 2012, OSHA modified the HazCom standards by adopting the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS), an international approach to hazard communication.
HazCom/Right To Know affects all employees, regardless of their position, job function or responsibility. Besides providing important workplace safety procedures, HazCom/Right To Know is the law. The failure to offer required training or comply with applicable laws and regulations can lead to substantial fines and penalties.
Online HazCom Training Course Summary
This 30-minute course is intended to provide the information and training on HazCom required by OSHA regulations and the GHS (and New York State "Right To Know" laws). The topics covered in the course include —
- Purpose of HazCom/Right To Know
- Chemical basics
- Recognizing chemical hazards
- Hazardous chemicals in your workplace
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Reading labels
- Understanding and using labels
- Preventing chemical exposure
- Dealing with chemical exposure
- Other employer responsibilities