OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is designed to protect employees from hazardous chemicals used or stored in the work setting. Also referred to as Right To Know, it requires that HazCom training and information be provided to any employees who have the potential of being exposed to a hazardous chemical “under normal condition of use or in a forseeable emergency.”
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information:
- Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers.
- All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.
The Hazard Communication course outlines the requirements for OSHA compliance. Contents include: The Globally Harmonized System Integration, Chemical Identity, Hazard Warnings, Safety Data Sheets, and Master Chemical Inventory Lists. This course is intended for Healthcare Providers, General Industry and Construction employees or others whose jobs involve handling chemicals or exposure to.
- Label Contents
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS)