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GHS and OSHA Hazardous Communication


Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals daily in the workplace. Such conditions pose a serious health threat to the worker. OSHA requires training regarding chemical hazards in the workplace. In this course you will learn about the HazCom (Hazardous Communication) Standard and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and how to use Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and chemical labels to protect yourself from hazards or react to chemical exposures. This course gives you a basic understanding of how to identify and safely handle hazardous chemicals, OSHA's Hazardous Communications or the "Right to Know" Act, GHS, and how workers can prevent and protect themselves from chemical hazards.

 Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures.
 Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
 Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format.
 Information and training: Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013 on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.

   There are no regulatory requirements listed for this course
Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

Identify the purpose of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
Identify the purpose and benefits of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
Recognize common kinds of hazardous materials on the jobsite.
Interpret the labels and symbols used to identify hazardous materials.
Reference a Safety Data Sheet, also known as an SDS and formerly known as a Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS, and determine appropriate responses to real-world scenarios.
Identify the physical and health hazards presented by hazardous materials in the workplace.
Explain ways that employees and employers can prevent the adverse effects of hazardous materials in the workplace.

End of Course Instructions

Upon successful completion of your course please print your certificate.

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Course Outline

This course covers training requirements for hazard communication and covers the follwoing topics:

GHS new labeling requirements

Standardized 16 section SDS format

GHS Pictograms


Understanding SDS

Chemical and material hazards

Combustible liquids


Course Pre-Requisite


Quiz Information

All quizzes must be passed at a 70% or better


Upon successful completion of your course please print your certificate.

State Requirements
1 hrs

Course Details:

  • Course Format: Online online
Price: $20.00
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