As part of "Employee's Right to Know," all employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals must receive Hazard Communication Training within 30 days of their hire date. In many states, this training must be repeated on an annual basis.
This course provides students with training on the changes implemented to the HAZCOM Standard brought about by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, in accordance with OSHA's 2012 HAZCOM Standard.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.
This course has a final exam based upon the content covered in the course. The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objective of this course is to train students in accordance with OSHA's 2012 Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) regarding the classification of chemicals, labeling, and Safety Data Sheets in alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
Upon completion of this training, the student will be able to:
- Explain what Hazard Communication is;
- Describe the employee and employer’s responsibilities under the Hazard Communication Standard;
- Identify the required elements in an effective Hazard Communication Program;
- Describe required elements for a Hazard Communication Label;
- Explain the purpose and content of Safety Data Sheets (SDS); and
- Explain technical terminology found within an SDS.
This OSHA Hazard Communication Training Aligned with GHS course is meant to serve as a component of an employer's larger Hazard Communication Program. It also serves as GHS training on chemical classification, labeling, and Safety Data Sheets that was required by December 1, 2013.
Additional training as part of your employer's ongoing Hazard Communication Program may be required.
Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment (PPE) or clothing used as part of your job is also required and should be provided by your employer.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.