Hazard Communication Program
All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must prepare and implement a written hazard communication program, and must ensure that all containers are labeled, employees are provided access to MSDSs, and an effective training program is conducted for all potentially exposed employees.
- Know what is required for an OSHA Hazard Communication Program
- Learn how to handle specific hazard communications
- Learn how to maintain hazard communication records
- Length: 30 - 60 minutes
- Questions: 10 - 15 questions
- Format: Online
- Lowest industry pricing
- Customized to your organization
- Customized OSHA certificate
- Accessible for one year
- Train from anywhere and on any device
- Unlimited testing
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity). OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is designed to ensure that information about these hazards and associated protective measures is disseminated. This is accomplished by requiring chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and to provide information about them through labels on shipped containers and more detailed information sheets called material safety data sheets (MSDSs). All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must prepare and implement a written hazard communication program, and must ensure that all containers are labeled, employees are provided access to MSDSs, and an effective training program is conducted for all potentially exposed employees.
The HCS provides people the right-to-know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace. When employees have this information, they may effectively participate in their employers' protective programs and take steps to protect themselves. In addition, the standard gives employers the information they need to design and implement an effective protective program for employees potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. Together these actions will result in a reduction of chemical source illnesses and injuries in American workplaces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - How long will this course take to complete?
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 30 - 60 minutes to complete.
Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer or mobile device?
Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access.
Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be emailed a printable certificate. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.