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This course is designed for workers who may come into contact with hazardous chemicals during the course of their work. Topics include an overview of hazard communication standards, requirements and responsibilities, training requirements, how to make a hazard determination, hazard chemical characteristics, container labeling and other hazard warnings, material safety data sheets, employee training requirements, hazard prevention, minimization, preparedness, and exposure monitoring plans. This course focuses on the specific requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 Subpart Z.
This training course gives workers practical information about using chemicals by focusing on four questions: What am I working with? Can it hurt me? How do I protect myself? And what do I do if something goes wrong? This hazcom training course thoroughly covers the topics of labels, MSDS's, hazard categories, and safe work practices when working with hazardous chemicals. This hazcom training also discusses what to do if you encounter a spill and how to respond in an emergency situation.
What You Will Learn
- Identify items covered and exempt under the hazard communication standard.
- Describe the six main elements covered in a hazard communication plan
- Identify the labeling information required on every hazardous chemical covered under the standard
- Describe each section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS) labels
- Describe the labeling requirements for portable containers
- Describe the 12 sections on a Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
- Describe how Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) are maintained