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Hazard Communication Advanced for All Industries

    Hazard Communication Advanced for All Industries

    Course Overview

    The advanced Hazard Communication Awareness online safety course covers the essential elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication (often referred to as HazCom) Standard as found in 29 CFR 1910.1200. This course will familiarize you with the essential elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), including the 2012 GHS revisions incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

    This online training course has been developed directly from OSHA’s Hazard Communication requirements as outlined in the revised (2012) OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and is intended to help employees understand the essentials of Hazard Communication (HazCom).


    Intended Audience

    This online Hazard Communication (HazCom) Advanced training is principally intended to provide workers that routinely work with or are otherwise exposed to hazardous chemicals the required training and information above the Introductory or Awareness level. It is also intended for Supervisors and Managers that oversee employees with routine exposure risk or employees who may otherwise be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This training is applicable to Employers and Employees in nearly all places of employment, including Construction, General Industry, Manufacturing, Service and Transportation Services, among others.

    • Workers or Employees with routine exposure or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances
    • Supervisors and Managers responsible for employees or workers with routine risk of exposure or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances

    Learning Objectives

    This Hazard Communication Advanced online safety course will explain what hazardous chemicals are and how these chemicals can affect the human body. We will also present the student with the different types of hazardous chemicals, as well as what is required on chemical product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and the newer safety data sheets (SDS).

    Following this training the student should be able to:

    1. Describe the benefits provided to employees by the HAZCOM Standard.
    2. List at least 4 fundamental elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
    3. List the 3 primary areas of change to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
    4. Describe at least 4 required elements of a hazardous chemical label.
    5. Identify the hazards represented by the 9 GHS pictograms.
    6. Describe the primary benefits of using an MSDS or an SDS for a hazardous chemical.
    7. Identify at least 3 of the employer’s fundamental responsibilities under the hazard communication standard.
    8. Recognize when training beyond the scope of this advanced course is necessary.

    Course Topics

    • Intro to Hazard Communication
      • Background and Definitions
      • Incorporation of GHS
    • Hazardous Chemicals and Classification Basics
    • Hazard Communication Responsibilities
      • Manufacturers, Distributors, Suppliers, Importers
      • Employers
      • Employees
    • Hazard Communication Written Program Elements
      • Hazardous Chemical Inventories
      • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
      • Container Labels: Precautionary Statement, Pictogram, Signal Word
      • Information and Training
        • Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical;
        • Basics of physical and health hazards of common hazardous chemical classes;
        • Measures an employees can take to protect themselves from hazards, such as appropriate work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment to be used;
        • Details of an effective Hazard Communication Program.
    • Trade Secrets
    • Hazard Communication Checklist for Safety, Health and Compliance
    • Additional Sources of Information and Assistance
    • Summary


    • Hazard Communication, HazCom, HCS, Employee/Worker Right to Know
    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Hazard Classification
    • Hazardous Chemical Inventory
    • Hazard Communication Program
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Precautionary Statement, Pictogram, Signal Word
    • Trade Secret

    Course based on the following OSHA Standards:

    • OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (often referred to as HazCom) as found in 29 CFR 1910.1200.
    • The 2012 revisions to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

    Features and Benefits

    • Training incorporating the latest regulatory requirements and revisions to HCS
    • Clearly understand the requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
    • Understand the elements of a written Hazard Communication Program
    • Promote compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
    • Minimize potential of citation and penalty for one of the top standards cited by OSHA
    • Basics of hazardous chemical identification, evaluation and control techniques
    • Potential mitigation of hazardous chemical exposures resulting in possible injury and illness, spill cleanup costs
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080